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Since the beginning of the 20th century, Ostersund began to develop as a city of winter views sports. Now it is considered the official capital of biathlon in Sweden, there is modern ski stadium, Lake Storsjon becomes huge from time to time skating rink in the open air, and the hilly terrain made it possible to equip excellent ski slopes, most of which are on the island Frosen. Ostersund annually hosts various European and World Championships winter sports.

Another area of tourism in Ostersund is numerous excursions. Despite the fact that the city is not so rich history, like other settlements in Sweden, many attractions that attract tourists. In addition, there are several museums, including open-air complexes, as well as a large zoo.


Speaking of the sights of Ostersund, many Frosen Island is taken separately by tourist commentators. This area of the city has been made a separate attraction for several reasons. First, it is a gold mine for entrepreneurs. city - ski slope of international class. Local tracks have an average degree of difficulty and are not designed for those who are unsure of skiing. Secondly, there is a Zoo on the island. Ostersund is one of the largest in Sweden. This is the favorite place of the family recreation, both the residents of the city and guests. And thirdly, on the island a whole architectural ensemble of historical buildings from different eras has been preserved.

The second most visited tourist attraction Ostersund near Yamtli - regional the historic center. This is one of the most famous in Scandinavia complexes dedicated to the pagan history of Northern Europe. Before the emergence cities on the territory of modern Ostersund there were several villages, age which totaled a thousand years, it is the history of these places that a large part of the Yamtli exposition. In addition, the historic center contains unique examples of Scandinavian architecture - the age of some buildings that can see here, more than five centuries.

The heart of Ostersund and one of its official symbols is the Town Hall. Building was built in 1912. But it was aged in an unusual for that period style is a mixture of romanticism with the traditional style of medieval castles. Height the Town Hall tower is 52 meters, which makes the building the tallest structure the old center of Ostersund. The main tower is decorated with a clock and a bell tower. The bell tower now serves exclusively as an element of decor, but the clock from the moment buildings have never stopped working - you can hear them every six hours battle.

On the way to Frosen Island, you can see the first temple, built in the united city of Ostersund - this is Gaml Church, or the Old Church in Russian. Modest the building in the style of late classicism is the same age as the city - it was built in 1786, and for a long time it was the only temple of the young city. Services are held here to this day, and during breaks they are allowed here tourists. Taking photographs is not only allowed, but also encouraged, since, despite its modest size, the church is very richly cleaned.

The second most important and largest temple in the city is Lutheran Stora Church. Huge the red brick building was erected in 1940 by the best Swedish architects and engineers. The general style of the building can be characterized as a Romanesque style with a touch of neo-Gothic. It is located on the outskirts of the city, away from noisy streets and sightseeing places, but this did not affect her attendance. On Sundays and holidays, the church is always full of parishioners, many tourists also tend to visit this place.

In addition to major attractions, Frosen Island has one interesting museum that many excursions bypass is the Peterson-Berger house-museum, one of the cult Swedish composers of the turn of the XIX-XX centuries. The composer actually lived in this house the last decades of his life. An exposition dedicated to life and work of the composer, in separate halls you can listen to him works. Local guides try to make visits to the museum not only informative but also interesting. The basements of the house were converted into a small cafe and a gift shop.

The main natural attraction of Ostersund, more precisely its surroundings is Lake Storsjon. The lake has a reputation for centuries as a"Swedish Loch Ness" thanks to its legends about a huge snake living in its waters. The first mention of the snake dates back to the 17th century, and from that moment to the present day there are several thousand readings eyewitnesses of the appearance of a snake on the surface of the lake. On the banks of Storsjon you can see large boulders with carved runic letters and the sign of uroboros - snakes, devouring her tail. The age of the boulders and the inscriptions on them is impossible to establish.

Even more interesting is the decree of the Ostersund administration, according to which any attempts to catch a mythical creature will be punished a huge fine. This was done for two reasons - the descendants of the snake may be an extinct species, and too many divers have been injured attempts to find it.


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