Falun

What is Falun known for?


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of the copper was used to make a brownish red paint that has become hugely popular in Sweden. The archetypal image of idyllic Sweden somehow always seems to include a Falu red wooden cottage with white corners. The Falu sausage, thick and ring-shaped, is one of few food products protected by the EU through a "certificate of special character" which states what ingredients must be in a Falu Sausage. The sausage was originally made by meat from the thousands of oxen whose hides were used to make


century home

-4PM Go next thumb 200px Carl Larsson's home, as portrayed by the artist himself in 1894. (Image:CarlLarsson DasSonnenhaus 1890.jpg) * In '''Sundborn''', 10 kilometers outside Falun, you'll find '''Carl Larsson-gården'''. The 19th century home of national painter Carl Larsson is very popular among tourists, and the house and its surroundings is what inspired the famous painter as he created idyllic images that have come to symbolize Sweden. Guided tours are available


serving local

lat long directions same building as Dalarnas Museum phone +46 23 19169 tollfree fax hours price content Situated inside Dalarnas Museum, serving local as well as international cuisine. *


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of Sweden. This small wooden horse has been carved since the 17th century. It is usually orange or blue and decorated with ''kurbits painting'', a symmetrical type of decoration. If you want a genuine one, expect to pay at least SEK 100 for the smallest kind. If the Dala Horse feels too mainstream and you want a symbol of the town of Falun rather than a symbol of Dalarna, look for a '''Falu Maiden'''. This lady is far from the fame of the Dala Horse and is not as easy to find in the shops. Look


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though the mine is closed (since 1992). Faluån is a river, floating through the city, separating it into two sides. Falu copper mine is located on one of the sides which during many centuries was one of Sweden's main business. This side of the river was usually called "the mining side", where not many plants grew due to the toxic smoke which contaminated the soil. On the other side of the river, where the smoke did not reach, sets a large number of beautiful, large villas, which made


power metal

Kallur , ice hockey player * Jenny Kallur, athlete, World Championships finalist 2005 in 100 m hurdles * Susanna Kallur, athlete, World Record Holder 60 meter hurdles * Lina Leandersson, actress * Bertil Lintner, journalist * Marcus Ljungqvist, road bicycle racer * Thomas Quick (Sture Bergwall), serial murderer * Ernst Rolf, actor and singer * Sabaton (Sabaton (band)), power metal band * Georg Skarstedt, actor * Walter Steiner, ski jumper * Ulf Stenlund

Power metal, heavy metal (Heavy metal music) '''Sabaton''' is a Grammis-nominated power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical themes are those of historical wars. This is heard in albums ''Primo Victoria'', ''Attero Dominatus'' and ''Coat of Arms (Coat of Arms (album))'' where all of the songs, except final tracks, take inspiration from historical battles or war. Lyrical content drawn from World War II and World War I


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York Huntington , New York, U.S. (United States), Kallur is now a resident of Falun, Dalarnas län, and trains with Falu IK. Her twin sister Jenny (Jenny Kallur), who is 4 minutes older, is also a 100 m hurdler. They are daughters of the ice hockey player Anders Kallur, who won four Stanley Cup championships with the New York Islanders, and his wife Lisa. background group_or_band origin Falun, Sweden genre

Power metal, heavy metal (Heavy metal music) '''Sabaton''' is a Grammis-nominated power metal band from Falun, Sweden formed in 1999. The band's main lyrical themes are those of historical wars. This is heard in albums ''Primo Victoria'', ''Attero Dominatus'' and ''Coat of Arms (Coat of Arms (album))'' where all of the songs, except final tracks, take inspiration from historical battles or war. Lyrical content drawn from World War II and World War I


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At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1993 in Falun, Sweden, the ski jumping team competed as a combined Czech Republic-Slovakia team in the team large hill event, winning a silver. The team had been selected prior to the dissolution. Jaroslav Sakala won two medals in the individual hill events for the Czech Republic at those games along with his silver in the team event. The crowning moment of Sarajevo’s time in Socialist Yugoslavia was the 1984 Winter Olympics. Sarajevo beat


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in Swedish '''''Dala-Demokraten''''' is a Swedish (Sweden) Social Democratic (Swedish Social Democratic Party) newspaper published in Falun, Dalarna, established in 1917. The outspoken Social Democrat Göran Greider is the paper's political editor. '''Sweden''' * The two 44-tonners from the ironworks in Hofors and Domnarvet is preserved by a railway society in Falun, Dalarna. - 13 August 2005 Fredrik

Falun

'''Falun''' ( ) is a city (Cities in Sweden) and the seat of Falun Municipality in Dalarna County, Sweden, with 37,291 inhabitants in 2010. It is also the capital of Dalarna County. Falun forms, together with Borlänge, a metropolitan area with close to 100,000 inhabitants.

Falun was originally famous for its copper mine (Great Copper Mountain), and is today an important service and industrial city even though the mine is closed (since 1992).

Faluån is a river, floating through the city, separating it into two sides. Falu copper mine is located on one of the sides which during many centuries was one of Sweden's main business. This side of the river was usually called "the mining side", where not many plants grew due to the toxic smoke which contaminated the soil. On the other side of the river, where the smoke did not reach, sets a large number of beautiful, large villas, which made this side to be called "the delightful side". The center of Falun consist of classical pedestrian streets with small shops. in 1998, the city reclaimed the award of "the city center of the year" in Sweden.

The year 2001, the city, the copper mine and mining areas of Falun were added to the list of world heritage sites by the United Nations, which means that the city is worth preserving, as it is considered to be of interest for all of humanity. Dalarna University, with its 18 000 students, has a campus located in Falun - close to the national ski stadium where the ski world championship has taken place a number of times. In 2015, Falun will host the world championship again.

Known trademarks from Falun are Falu rödfärg, Falu rågrut, Falu ättika and Falukorv.

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