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Sweden and Denmark and hockey, oh my! Haga District

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A section of Gothenburg is Haga. It is the Old Town. Built and rebuilt several times because of fire, this part of town was originally built with timber houses but now, as you can see, has stone buildings and cobbled streets. It dates back to the early 17th century.

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In the beginning, Haga was built to be the residences of the working class. Situated just outside of the walled city, you can climb the hill Skansberget, with the fortification Skansen Kronan on top, you get a nice view of the district and a large part of the city.
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I think we picked the windiest day to climb the more than 100 steps to the top. Pictures can’t show you how hard it was for us to stand still! Is was well worth the climb and the wind though.

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Nowadays, Haga is a trendy residential area with a bustling shopping district.

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Gothenburg is known for its cinnamon buns. We sampled several from different places but none that rivaled the Cafe Husaren in Haga. The display of sweets from the window and in the cabinets was art in itself.
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The raspberry meringue was stunning.

The cinnamon buns we’re literally as big as your head!

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Its history is intriguing and it was an experience having Swedish fika there. (Coffee break)
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We loved our time in Haga. The shops and atmosphere are not to be missed.

Posted by blgracey 08:48 Archived in Sweden

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seems like a nice place to visit and I have to agree ... cinnamon buns are delicious!

by Ils1976

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