Blekinge Lan is a county in the southern part of Sweden. Together with the county of Skane, it forms the region of Southern Gotaland. Blekinge is criss-crossed by rivers and dotted with lakes, and is known as the Garden of Sweden. It has its own island archipelago in the Baltic Sea. Some of the most attractive budget hotels in Blekinge Lan can be found in seaside communities.
The capital of Blekinge Lan is Karlskrona, with a population of about 32,600 people. This is a naval town built on several islands. It was founded by King Charles XI in 1680. It is a unique community, said to have been inspired by Rome and Versailles. Because of its architecture, Karlskrona has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The city’s Blekinge Museum is housed in the 18th century Grevagarden, formerly the home of a Swedish admiral. Its exhibits focus on the history of Blekinge. The main square, Stortorget, is said to be the largest in Northern Europe. Here you can see two Baroque 17th century churches. One of them has a tower with 35 bells that ring three times a day. Anyone with a love for the sea will want to visit the Marinmuseum which dates back to 1752, and the Karlskrona Shipyard, which was founded in 1679. On the nearby island of Skarfva you can visit the 18th century cottage of master ship designer Fredrik Henrik af Chapman. Check the EasyToBook.com listings for information on discount hotels in Blekinge Lan.
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