naturreservat: The nature
reserve in Bjurkärr have many visitors. It is to be found on a
peninsula in the middle of the lake Åsnen, and most of it is
covered with beech woods. The oldest trees are about 250 years old.
In the beech wood there are about 100 so called "Karolinerekar".
These are, according to the legend, oaks that the king Karl XII´s
soldiers brought home and planted during the 18:th century. Read
Trollmountain - The land of legends:
Here, trolls have been seen
partying and dancing. Near the montain, a dragon has been observed.
In one of the mountain's corridors there appears to be a massive
iron door behind which there is said to be a marvelloues hall
containing gold and silver.
ett område invid Åsnen som, trots en
relativ liten yta, kan erbjuda många skilda biotoper som tillsammans
hyser ett stort antal arter växter och djur. Sjön medtillhörande
stränder, lövskog av varierande karaktär och ålder, samt inägomarker
av hagtyp ger sammantaget ett varierat och innehållsrikt naturutbud.
Swing bridge south of
Ulvö Station: The unique bridge was
manufactured in Belgium during the second half of the 19th century and was
built in 1873 in its current position. It was pivoting in order to allow the
steamboat traffic to pass through, the traffic that was at times of
cosiderable proportions on Lake Åsnen.
At the southern part of the
marsh a parking place has been built. There is also an information
centre and a look-out tower from which you get a good view over the
marsh and the birds there. The first floor of the look-out tower is
also available for disabled persons. Sunday mornings from April to
Oktober, the tower is manned with an ornitologist that can answer
museum full of life and a perfect place to visit with your family.
Here you can find everything that made a village selfsufficient and
different kinds of indutries, like an iron foundry, sawmill, dairy,
mill, shop, forge and a station for water power. These buildings
have been restored to their original condition and contains several
museums such as mill-, sawmill-, electric power-, foundry-, farm
labourers museum and "Naturum Kronoberg".