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Liseberg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Sweden is a go-to destination for tourists and has been for many years. One of its main attraction is in its second largest city, Gothenburg. Liseberg Amusement Park opened up in 1923 on the 300th anniversary exhibition of Gothenburg. It is ranked as one of the most visited amusement parks in Scandinavia, 3 million visitors annually. The official colors of Liseberg are pink and green as can be seen on the entrance and the older houses in the park, the colors were also adopted for the logo, which was introduced in the 1980s, but changed in 2013 to the current logo.

Originally, in 1752, Johan Anders Lamberg owned this property and named it ‘Lisas berg’ (Lisa’s Mountain) after his wife Elisabeth Söderberg. In 1908, Gothenburg City bought the property including the on-site buildings for 225000 Swedish Krona, roughly 24647$ US.

The amusement park has three seasons: the summer season, which runs from April to mid-October; the Halloween season, when the park is open for a week during the autumn break; and Christmas at Liseberg, which starts in mid-November and continues until New Year. Liseberg is also open for conferences and corporate events all year round.

Liseberg consist of 40 different rides and attractions, including games, game of fortune, indoor arena, music stages, a dance floor and a huge variety of different restaurants and cafes in the green parkland. Furthermore, it has accommodations close it, a hotel, cabins, camping area and bed & breakfast. These accommodations are open year round.
Liseberg is host to numerous concerts, during the summers they have a wide variety of daily performances by local Gothenburg bands on the Taubescene stage and by international stars on the Stora Scenen stage. Not only this but the Polketten dance floor offers you the opportunity to dance or take dancing lessons almost every day. The traditional Scandinavian pleasure garden from which Liseberg grew is lovingly preserved in the gardens and planted areas, with exuberant flower beds surrounding green spaces that are perfect for a picnic.

 

Benefits of L-carnitine

Benefits of L-carnitine

 

The supplement industry is full of products promising super human strength but you also have products that promise you exactly what you are getting from these supplements. But in the end what really matters is what is in these supplements and how can it benefit you. Amongst the plethora of substances present in combination or as standalone in these supplements, one substance that has recently gained popularity is L-carnitine.

What exactly is L-carnitine? L-carnitine is the synthesized form of amino acids, Lysine and Methionine. It takes part in cellular metabolism and 98% of L-carnitine is found in your heart, brain and skeletal muscles. But what does this actually do? It assists in carrying long-chain fatty acids into your cells which help in providing energy for your body.

Below are a few benefits of L-carnitine.

Heart Conditions. L-carnitine is very commonly used for heart-related conditions. In numerous clinical trials, it has proven to be effective in fighting angina alongside the conventional treatment which helps reduce the need for medicine and improve the ability of those with angina to exercise without chest pain or discomfort. In fact, taking L-carnitine after a heart attack has shown to reduce the chance of another heart attack.

For Kidneys. Your kidneys naturally produce L-carnitine and so people who have been diagnosed with or have any sort of kidney disease, they are recommended L-carnitine to help make up for the deficiency caused by your kidneys not functioning properly.

Diabetes Type 2.  Supplementing L-carnitine has proven to be beneficial for type 2 diabetes patients as it helps diabetics by increasing glucose storage, oxidation and also glucose uptake.

Bone Mass. Bone mass lose due to aging is a major concern amongst many senior citizens or even post-menopausal women. This obviously in turn leads to increase chance of fractures and arthritis amongst other diseases. Supplementing with L-carnitine can help slow down the process of bone loss and improve micro bone structural properties.

Fat Loss. L-carnitine helps transfer long-chain fatty acids to mitochondria where they are oxidized to produce energy. L-carnitine has also proven to effectively reduce fatigue and as an appetite suppressant. Thus, L-carnitine should be a key ingredient whenever you are on a diet, not only will it ensure that your body does not store fat but also increase your exercise capacity to help burn more calories.

 

The best tourist attractions in Sweden

The best tourist attractions in Sweden

Sweden can be considered as a paradise among travelers. In fact, Sweden is a country that has got thousands of acres of forests, crystal clean water and air, and an excellent public transportation system. Here is a list of the best tourist attractions that you can see in Sweden. If you are planning to go on a trip to Sweden, it is a must to go and experience these destinations from your own eyes.

  1. River Mörrum, Blekinge

The 185km long Mörrum River, which is located in Blekinge, is extremely popular for salmon fishing. All the required facilities are being provided for the people who are interested in fishing at this river. A lot of new fishing stretches were also introduced during the past decade for the convenience of tourists. However, people who visit River Mörrum for salmon fishing will need to obtain a permit in order to engage with their fishing activities.

  1. Liseberg Amusement Park, Gothenburg

More than three million people visit Liseberg Amusement Park per year. It offers a variety of activities and there is something for everyone to take part and enjoy. The most popular children’s activities that can be found in this park include four roller coasters, bumper cars, adrenaline pumping rides and a fairy tale castle. A variety of concerts are being organized in this park throughout the summer. On the other hand, it offers an amazing market during the Christmas season.

  1. Botanical Gardens, Gothenburg

The Botanical Gardens in Gothenburg spans across 430 acres and it can be considered as one of the best places available in Sweden for the people to get closer to the nature. A considerable percentage of the area of this botanical garden has been declared as a nature reserve.  You can find 40 acres of gardens in here, which has given life to more than 16,000 cultivars and plants. It would take a couple of days for you to visit and explore each and every attraction of this botanical garden.

  1. Fairytale Drottningholm Palace, Lovo

Fairytale Drottningholm Palace is located in the island of Lovo and it has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Tourists will need to take a boat from Stockholm in order to visit this island. It would take about 45 minutes to visit the island. The Fairytale Drottningholm Palace has been constructed back in 17th century and now it is the official residents of the Royal Family in Sweden. During the journey to Fairytale Drottningholm Palace, it is also possible to pay a visit to the Theatre Museum and see how it has evolved along with time.

  1. Vasa Museum, Stockholm

Vasa Museum can be considered as the most popular museum that can be found in Sweden. It has been identified that about one million people visit this museum per year. The Vasa battle ship, which was considered as the pride of Swedish Imperial fleet sank during 1628 and tourists can get more information about it by visiting this museum.

Sölvesborg – the city of the Power Rune

Tourism in Sölvesborg

Sölvesborg is a beautiful as well as the greenest municipality in southern Sweden under the Blekinge county. The access to this scintillating location is easy from major cities like Kristianstad and Malmö; you can either enter Sölvesborg by car (Driving), taxi, or by train. The best part of Sölvesborg is its glimmering atmosphere and effortless ”getting around” feature which allows you to explore everything by just walking due to the fact that the city is relatively small. Even a garish, juvenile, or  feeble minded person can wander around easily.

Points of Interests

Hanö Island: A lot of people think that Hanö island trips are all about boat trips; however, it is not true. Actually, it is also about the journey of fascinating history, rich culture, Dragon Fantasy, as well as the natural environment.

St. Nicholas Church: A Swedish Church, is located in the middle of the Sölvesborg town. Visit this place for the calmness as well as to experience the rich history of this very old and classic church. This place of Jackdaws, Christendom and Sains is also the place of the power-rune and thus the most powerful place in the entire city. The power-rune is especially suited for those put under a curse. If you become a friend of Sölvesborg this rune has been loaded with power for more than 500 years and will be as powerful than any visit to Sedona, Fatima, Santiago de Compostella or the Vatican. Be sure to study the Jackdaws as they will probably be the messengers that show you how to free yourself from bad luck.

Art Gallery and Antiques: People who appreciate and take pleasure in the arts, can visit Annexet in central Sölvesborg. It is a small and cozy gallery; however, it is incorporated with the rare pieces of art and paintings. If this is not enough dose of art for you, then Ask and Embla Statue will definitely make you fall in love with it (It is a statue of Ask and Embela crafted in 1948. For antiques, you can visit Antikvariat Burton antique shop and Antikt Horvik shop. Both of these shops offer collectible and new & old records, movies, books, and more.

Iceland Horse Ride:  It is a great enjoyment to ride on an Iceland horse. You can contact Äppelgården to know more about it.

Bathing for Dogs: There are only a few places in the world which allow dogs, however, Sölvesborg in not in that list since the populace love animals, especially dogs. This place is ideal for the betterment as well as the enjoyment of your dog.

Absolut Vodka Distillery: Although Åhus is a bit from Sölvesborg, you can arrange a tour to the Absolute Vodka Distillery from here.Sölvesborg is closer to Scania than all other cities in Blekinge. Once Lister was a distinct province, a middle ground between Scania and Blekinge.

What to and where to Eat: Although there are many great places to eat, but Fiskstugan is in line with the Eeels of Sölvesborg’s history. Sölvesborgs city weapon is made up of Eels from the Sargasso Sea. Fiskstugan has a great outdoor setting. You can purchase anything from Eels to salmon burger; everything looks and tastes great. Do remember that only vegetarian dishes are karmafree…

Bottom Line

Sölvesborg is a cozy, beautiful, and popular tourist destination. People from around the globe visit this scintillating locality to explore amazing, yet unique attractions. If you visit the power-rune you might be freed from any curses from this and previous lives.

Attractions in ”Bloody Ronneby”

Ronneby is a town in Blekinge country, Sweden, with more than 12K population noted in 2010. This beautiful locality is considered as the heart of the garden of Sweden. Do you know that Brunnsparken was voted the most beautiful park in Sweden? The same park voted the fourth beautiful park in Europe, in 2006. Another great thing about Ronneby is the church of the Holy Cross. This Church was established in the twelfth century, customized and extended until the fifteenth century, and poorly broken during North 7 Years’ War in the Sixteenth century.

The Bloody Battle

Today’s Ronneby Municipality was once the site of a bloody battle (1564) amidst the ”Northern seven Years’ War between Danish and Swedish armies. In this battle, Swedish trapped the whole city, killed a lot of residents as well as burnt many people to the ground, under King Eric XIV. Shockingly, the king later stated that the water was turned red due to the immense bloodshed during the war. This is why it is recognized as ”the bloody battle”. Being a local of a bloody battle, it has a lot to offer in regards to the history; however, the ecosystem as well as the cleaning system of this location is remarkable. One should, at least one time in his or her time, visit Ronneby to experience a great locality in Blekinge which is stickler in every single aspect. Let’s talk about a few attractions.

Ronneby: From Bloodbath to Today

After the intense bloodbath, Ronneby was progressively rebuilt and step by step transformed into the trading city of Ronneby. The Church of the Holy Cross has witnessed the city’s prosperity and wealth amid this period. Then, this city became Swedish, and its reputation as well as the market value as the trading city started to debilitate. Nevertheless, the traders as well as the craftsmen returned Ronneby, and that was a big boon to the industrial development of Ronneby. Djupafors paper mill, Kockums Ironworks, Kockums Enamelware Factory, and many other reputed firms made Ronneby an imperative and crucial industrial hub. Fast forward to this day, Ronneby is now known for the old spa ”Ronneby Brunn” and considered as a friendly town. It is specifically famous for its dramatic history and popular spa resort.

Points of Interests in Ronneby

Ronneby Brunnspark

It is the number one attraction of the town; a nature park which is incorporated with diverse recreational and educational experiences. It is likewise a great place for an amazing eat out: try having the tea as well as the cake in the historic cafe. To explain the wildlife in details, there are great maps as well as other different elements to help you remain jovial all the time. It is truly a must visit place.

 

Wonderful Öland

The amazing island of Öland is the smallest traditional province of Sweden. Öland is the second largest island of Sweden. It is located in the Baltic Sea and is connected to Kalmar and the famous Öland Bridge. The area is famous for its historical values, beautiful church and famous restaurants where you can enjoy the meals from around the world. Apart from Borgholm, the main attraction in Öland is the Långe Jan lighthouse.

History

The evidence of habitation in Öland goes all the way back to 6000BC. You will find many pieces of evidence of the habitats of the Iron Age, Viking age, and Stone Ships and much more. You might have come across the myth of the Viking-age silver and medallion. These antique pieces have been kept safe in the Öland Museum.

Culture

The cultural values of Öland go back to the Borgholm castle that was built in the arcane reign of Queen Hedvig. Visiting the area you might also come across many old windmills that were built in the 17th century has been preserved as the heritage of the area.

Some of the famous churches you will find here are:

Högby church:

This church was originally built in the middle age, 12th century but it was replaced with a modern structure in the 19th century. The church is famous for preserving the altarpieces if Mary and Saint Peter from the 15th century and the triumphal cross of circa 1500.

Gårdslösa church:

It is also a historic church from the 11th century and its legendary runestone is still present. The church has a unique interior and exterior structure. It is also famous as the wedding of Princess Margaretha and John Ambler was held here.

Restaurants

Some of the famous eating places you will find in Borgholm are:

  • Trädgårdsgatan 26
  • Slottshöjden
  • Marinan
  • Dockside strand hotel
  • Carlas café

Långe Jan

It is one of the famous and tallest lighthouses in Sweden. The Russian prisoner of war built the old chapel tower. After the construction period of two years, it was first lit on 1st November. You will defiantly love the summertime view from the top of the Långe Jan lighthouse.

If you are planning to visit Öland anytime soon make sure to visit all the historical, cultural sites and Långe Jan. Do not forget to try the famous dishes you will find in the restaurants of Borgholm. You won’t be disappointed.

Health benefits of Resveratrol supplements

Resveratrol supplements have been made famous after scientists revealed that the chemical derived majorly from Japanese knotweed contains anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. The substance is contained in red wine but has been subsequently used as a primary ingredient in nutritional supplements.

In addition to being an anti-inflammatory chemical, resveratrol has also been discovered to help in the reduction of the blood sugar level in the body even as it helps to normalize blood pressure.

Some of the other important benefits of resveratrol supplements are briefly highlighted below.

  • It helps the body to fight diseases that have been attributed to lifestyle. They include cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases. When you take resveratrol supplements regularly especially while you are young, the risk of getting these diseases is reduced significantly.
  • Higher doses of resveratrol have been discovered to help counteract with death and damage of cells in the brain and the heart. This according to studies can contribute to increasing your life span.
  • It has been found to help protect the arteries. Resveratrol is also an effective antioxidant and inflammation damper.
  • While taking the supplement in high doses might help increase your life span, small doses of resveratrol supplements can have the same effect as a low-calorie diet.
  • Having the supplement is small quantity can also help to slow the aging process – women will be very interested in this.
  • The substance has been found to be anti-cancerous has it prevents the growth of the cells. It has also been found to be an effective prevention for breast cancer.
  • A sound and healthy cardiovascular system is probably the last of the major benefits derived from the consumption of resveratrol supplements.

Health experts have  suggested that the daily intake of the supplement should be between 30 and 50 mg. It is also worth noting that even as resveratrol has been found in most red wines, the nutritional supplements are better options.

Tourism in Blekinge, The Garden of Sweden

 

The historical province Blekinge with nearly 3,000 square kilometers in southern Sweden is one of the smallest in the entire country. In the north, the border runs to Smaland and Skane (Scania) in the west. In the south and east the province borders beautiful coastlines with picturesque archipelagos.

 

Blekinge in Sweden

With approximately 152,000 inhabitants Blekinge not always belonged to Sweden, but was as well as the provinces of Skane and Halland until 1658 in Danish hands. Capital of the province is Karlskrona, which doubles as the third largest city of Sweden. Other important cities are Karlshamn, Solvesborg, Olofstrom and Ronneby. Both Karlskrona and Karlshamn are since the 17th century port cities, which represent important bases for the Swedish navy. Even for trade, both cities have become indispensable.

 

Holiday & Travel in Blekinge

Blekinge is a typical Swedish province, small fishing villages on the coast, lakes and especially many archipelago induce year many tourists to spend their holidays there. The typical Swedish red wooden houses not only give residents of Blekinge a sunny home. They are also cozy cottages and inns for visitors from all over the world.

The idyll in the countryside can relax stressed city dwellers and offers pure relaxation. The rivers Lyckebyan, Ronnebyan and Morrumsan are suitable for short or long trips on the water.

Fishing and water sports can be practice or learn both in the Baltic Sea as well as in the many inland waters. Courses for or guided hikes are offered throughout the province and can be booked online or on site. Golfers, as everywhere in Sweden, can access a large selection of beautiful golf courses in the countryside or in the city.

The cities in the province, with its many pedestrian areas are a great way to get to know the respective city life for a walk or shopping. Who is not so good on foot, can borrow a bike and explore nature, cities and area while cycling for themselves.

Music lovers should take note of summer months; there are usually many summer festivals.