Falu red

There is this certain color, a very specifik red nuance, which is called Falu red, or Faluröd as it’s called in Swedish.

Falu red paint is mainly used to paint the exterior of a house, and usually on smaller cottages and/or summer houses. You’ve probably seen pictures of the idyllic little Swedish cottage with a white wooden fence and white house knots?

The Falu red houses are obviously common in Falun, but they do also appear frequently in the small fishing villages on the West Coast of Sweden.

By Petra, PR Text&Bild

European capital of smart tourism

Sweden’s second largest city has been appointed European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020.

The European Committe focuses on cities working to strengthen sustainability and innovation within the area of tourism.

35 cities from 17 differens European countries competed for the title, but in the end it was Gothenburg, together with Malaga, that stood out from the crowd.

A jury of seven, some members of the European Commission, others members of the European Parliament, crowned these two European cities “Capitals of Smart Tourism 2020” at the official award ceremony in Helsinki in October, 2019.

According to the jury, Gothenburg stood out thanks to the “impressive programme of activities” the city has to offer, and its “suitability to act as role models for other burgeoning smart tourism destinations”.

Proud of my home town! #visitgothenburg