Sporrekulla – Home of the Old Resistance
Some historians say that Denmark and Sweden are the two nations in the world that have been most at war. With each other that is. Since 1521 there have been at least 11 wars between us.
Scania is full of castles and ruins that will tell you the history of these wars. But there is also another history –one that took place outside the castles and noble families. One is told at Sporrekulla; an old farm house hidden well in the deep forests. This was the home of the Snapphane resistance group.
Sporrekulla is the name of an old farm located in the North Eastern corner of Scania. It is hidden deep in the forest between
Getting here is difficult because even the GPS seem to have trouble finding the right roads
mosquitos, lakes and tall pine trees. Getting here is difficult because even the GPS seem to have trouble finding the right roads. But when you arrive I assure you it will be worth it.
Try the Zig Zag
The landscape it this part of Scania is very beautiful. Treat yourself by getting lost and navigate only by the smaller roads. Allow yourself to zig zag towards the destination because when you do you will experience much more of the journey. Stop focusing on the directions from your sat nav and find the way on your own.
Sure – the outcome of this routine might be that it takes a longer time for you to arrive at the destination. But when you are out cruising, the road is just as important as the destination. Take the time and enjoy it.
Sporrekulla dates back to 1650
Sporrekulla is not as fancy as some of the plenty big castles in Scania. Nor does it have a large café or a garden for you to stroll through while eating that ice cream.
This is a historical place for the common people. The ones who was not kings or noble families. This is where the local farmers lived back in the days of 1600-1700. The entrance is free of charge and the café is only open sometimes and mostly on Sundays.
The entrance is free of charge and the café is only open sometimes and mostly on Sundays.
According to the legend Sporrekulla was one of the places where the Snapphaner lived. They were a resistance group fighting the Swedish king in the 1650’s. They were tired of the long war and wanted to go back to belonging to Denmark. As the history shows; the Snapphaner was unsuccessful.
A forest full of Blueberries
We decided to stay for the night and parked the van in a corner of the parking area. We had the entire spot all by ourselves which is practical when traveling with dogs. But off course come Sunday morning and cars began to turn up. So after finishing the breakfast with an audience we packed our gear and headed to the next destination: The Black Mountains.
Besides from all the mosquitoes this was a good place to camp for the night.
There are toilet facilities, the surrounding forest is full of blueberries and the only noise is the wind in the trees.
The Black Mountains
Ok – to be honest: I had no idea what this place was. We only went there because of the name. It sounds like a place from Lord of the Rings. I was curious and it is located only a short drive from Sporrekulla.
The Black Mountains is named after the black diabase. In the 1800 this valuable resource was broken here and used for different industries. Now the place is a historical open air museum.
The Black Mountains is worth a visit just to meet these nice women and sit in their café enjoying an ice cream
It is a nice place to visit – not so much for the historical value (unless you are in to this kind of historical dwellings) – but the people running the place are extremely friendly.
The Black Mountains is worth a visit just to meet these nice women and sit in their café enjoying an ice cream. And by the way these women love dogs – so yes you can bring them here.
Hjärtasjöbadet – the place to swim
If you visit the Black Mountains during the summer you might also be looking for a place to go swimming. Only a few kilometers from the café you find a place called Hjärtasjöbadet. It is a small lake with an excellent spot where you can park your car and take a swim.
There are two piers that leads you into the water and on the beach there is facilities for grilling and relaxing.
Good to know about Sporrekulla
- Always open to the public. However the café is only open once in a while an mostly on Sundays
- Nice and clean restrooms
- Dogs are allowed
- Learn more about Sporrekulla here: http://enjoysweden.se/object/sporrekulla-gard/
Good to know about Svarta Bergen
- Not so much so see unless you are a fan of the history of mining
- The café and the women running it is worth the visit
- Dogs are welcome
- Learn more about Svarta Bergen here: http://www.svartabergen.se/