Sölvesborg

Second oldest city in Blekinge

The coastal town Sölvesborg is the capital of the municipality Sölvesborg and to Ronneby the second oldest city in Blekinge. The city is located west of the peninsula Listerland on a headland at the border of Skåne county.

With just 8,500 residents, Sölvesborg is already the largest city in the municipality. The medieval-themed town center with its narrow streets and older houses gives the city a tranquil flair. Aside from the Gothic-style Nicolai church, no other medieval building exist anymore.

East of the city center lies the ruins of the medieval castle Sölvesborg, a once powerful and important Danish fortress. Under its protection, the city developed in the late Middle Ages to an administrative center for the eastern provinces of the former Danish kingdom.

With a small shopping street in the city center, several supermarkets, gas stations and a medical center provides Sölvesborg everything you need for daily life - even on vacation. Transportation is quit well because of the nearby E22. The train station of Sölvesborg is stop of Öresundstågen (Öresund train), the railway line from Copenhagen/Malmö up to Karlskrona.

Due to the annual Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg has a good reputation among hard rock fans. More than 35.000 visitors coming to the festival at the beginning of June. It is located in the village Norje, 12 kilometers north of Sölvesborg. Another attraction is Killebom, the city festival at the first weekend of July.

Weather in Sölvesborg

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