Once the home of one manufacturer, today Wendelsberg in Mölnlycke is a folk high-school and a valuable nature, culture and open air park for many. Walks along the grand lime tree avenue or along one of the many paths that run beside steep cliffs all the way to one of the outlooks. Wendelsberg is an interesting walking and out-door area measuring some 90 ha. The site comprises not only a designed park, but also a large and varied natural setting.
With all its water structures mirroring the surrounding nature, the park is a magnificent facility stretching eastwards to Lake Landvettersjö. It was built between 1860 and 1885 by Bruno Wendel who was operations manager at the Mölnlycke AB textile factory. The effort building the park served in part as a way of creating work for the company’s employees during off periods. With its promenade paths and ponds the park was inspired by the English landscape style promoting wild nature. Today it is experienced as a nature park dominated by oak and beech trees. The municipality has undertaken extensive restorations using governmental grants and local nature preservation budgets.
The director’s residence Wendelsberg and its magnificent lime tree avenue was finished in 1883 and is called the largest wooden manor in Sweden. It is a lavishly outfitted building well worth a visit.
The park also includes a Children’s Nature Path comprising two coils with different questions and exciting information. One is 500 meters and the other 300. Both run around the ponds in the western part of the park above the main folk high-school building.
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The park is locate within walking and cycling distance of central Mölnlycke. There are several bus stops near Wendelsberg. Parking lots are found both at the high-school and the Mölnlycke factory. 57°39'53.4"N 12°07'17.1"E