The Gräfsnäs manor ruin and park is one of the Alingsås municipality’s largest tourist attractions. In addition to the massive ruin, there are old buildings from the 1700s, a beach, a restaurant and a park with ancient trees surrounded each spring by fields of white wood anemones.
The manor was first built in the 1550s, but has burned down three times at regular 100-year intervals – 1634, 1734 and 1834. Thus what’s left today is of a later date. According to a story from the 1500s, a poor workingwoman damned the owners of Gräfsnäs thus: Only hate and bitterness shall rule here and no family shall own it for more than three generations. The manor will burn down three times and after the third fire it shall remain a ruin forever. The prediction has come true.
The grounds are also used frequently throughout the year for varied events – examples include tournaments, veteran car meets, midsummer celebrations and much more.
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From county road 190 follow signs for “slottsruin”.
Parking is available at 58°04’45.3″N 12°29’37.5″E