Thanks to the fact that Hjo has been spared by major fires, as well as the fire of 1794 when the church and several buildings around it burned down, our city is unique in Sweden because of the amount of well-preserved wooden houses. The settlement was until the second half of the 19th century mostly around the square. It was here that Hjo’s most distinguished neighborhood was then located, with a town hall, workshops, commercial and craft farms.
The houses were also often built on two floors. Inside the courtyards there were outbuildings, barns and stables, and barn doors through the houses made it possible to transport things from the street into the courtyards. The further away you came from the square, the lower and easier the houses became, and at the far end lived workers and fishermen.
Curious to know more? During our city walks, our guides will tell you about the wooden town of Hjo and our history.
The tour takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The tour is about 1.5 kilometers.
You will join a trained guide.
Start at Hjo Turist information, Cultural Quarter, Bangatan 1 B.
The package is valid on Wed, Thurs and Saturday from 1 July-7 August. Other times as agreed upon.
The Package “Three Wooden Towns” is valid 1 June-31 Aug 2021 (Other time as agreed).
Please note that in the confirmation email you will receive a link where you make an appointment for your dinner, choose there 2-course accommodation package and desired time for your dinner. For several nights, a dinner reservation is made per day. We will give out time for dinner if this is not done three days before arrival. Change of booked time for dinner is made via our reception by email or phone