The CityKungsbacka, a city known for its beautiful surroundings, culture and commerce. As early as the 13th century, Kungsbacka was a strategically located trading centre. Today, Kungsbacka is one of western Sweden’s largest commercial centres and one of the country’s fastest growing municipalities. The centuries’ long border wars between Denmark and Sweden have played a significant role in the dramatic history of this part of Sweden. During the Middle Ages, Kungsbacka — situated between two rivers — was surrounded by a deep moat that protected it from attacks. In 1645, after many years of war, this region called Halland became part of Sweden. Kungsbacka was ravaged by a terrible fire in 1846, leaving only two of its original wooden buildings intact. The city was redesigned and rebuilt in accordance with the aesthetics of the time. Today, the late 19th century, pastel-colored, wooden buildings imbue the town square with an idyllic charm.
Top 5From castle to hut. Visit Sweden’s only Tudor castle, absorb the history in Äskhult village or stroll among prehistoric menhirs in Fjärås.
Unique SpotsWhat would you like to do today? Mix with the crowds, lunch in the country, or maybe even climb a lighthouse?
Do & See
There’s lots to discover in Kungsbacka, whether you want a relaxing beach holiday or an activity-packed time. Visit one of Kungsbacka’s 17 nature reserves ranging from heather-covered moors to coastal heaths and translucent beech forests. The coast offers a choice of child-friendly, soft sandy beaches or bare rocks. Are you a golfer? In Kungsbacka the golf season lasts almost all year. There are seven golf clubs and 13 golf courses, from 3 to 20 minutes’ drive from the town centre.
Kungsbacka’s restaurants serve cuisine from around the world. You will find traditional inns, modern crossover kitchens and small neighbourhood inns in the surroundings of the city. Many places have attractive outdoor seating in the evening.
Enjoy espresso in a designer interior or a Swedish coffee in a rustic café garden.
Kungsbacka is one of western Sweden’s biggest shopping destinations with outstanding shopping, whether you’re looking for clothes bargains, interior design, crafts or local produce.