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2009-05-08

what to do on a Sunday?

text & photo: Anna Boberg

You could take the bike to Ugglevikskällan in Lill-Jansskogen, near Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan. It's originally an old fresh water spring, used in the 18th century as a day trip spa-resort. In the 19th century people from Stockholm gathered there on the first Saturday after Whitsun to drink the healthy water.

The area around Lill-Jansskogen has always been associated with drinking, but perhaps even more so by the notorious pub hosted by the royal huntsman Jan Persson, called Lill-Jans in the 17th century. Nowadays both the pub and the fresh water spring are long gone. But the little pavilion still stands. And it's still a popular place for an outing.

Lill-Jansskogen (map) 26 April 2009

3 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Interesting history and it does look like a nice place for an outing.

Per Stromsjo said...

So that's where the name comes from! I've had quite a few written exams in Ugglevikssalen at Stockholm University.

Jacob said...

I'll bet that some weddings are held there, too?

Tis a beautiful spot.

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