Foto: Borgmästargården

Your guide to Falkenberg - 10 top tips

Written by Agneta Kristiansson
Agneta Kristiansson Skribent

The last year has really put Falkenberg on the map, as an exciting, creative culinary destination you do not want to miss. In Falkenberg, you can experience the finest cuisine and there are several exciting discoveries to make at the cafés, restaurants and pizzerias that dot the place. Here are ten top tips for Falkenberg, not all of them related to food. Of course, there are lots more on Falkenberg.se.

Historic oasis right in the middle of town

The old town in Falkenberg is a historic oasis that provides a beautiful contrast to the city’s pulse. Local residents call it the heart of the city. You can walk down it’s cobble-stoned streets lined with slanted wooden houses adorned with rose bushes. (Pro tip: Don’t forget your camera; you’ll want to preserve the memories of these quaint winding streets forever.)

Falkenbergs hembygdsmuseum ligger i ett rött gammalt trähus. Jämte museet ligger ett gult trähus med grön dörr.
Falkenberg’s museum is located in the old town.

Falkenberg’s oldest pastry shop

Stålboms Konditori is one of Falkenberg’s oldest pastry shop. Today it serves more than just pastry and an excellent cup of coffee. You can get lunch here and buy a variety of breads and buns. Some evenings, they have live music with big name artistes. When the weather’s right, you can sit outside and chat for hours.

Grindarna står öppna och den lilla gångvägen leder fram till Stålboms konditori
Stålboms Konditori hosts a lively music scene in summer

Historic Customs Bridge

Since 1756, Tullbron in Falkenberg has arched over the river Ätran and is now Falkenberg’s most recognized site. During it’s early days, you had to pay toll to cross the bridge, which explains the name. Nowadays it costs nothing to saunter across the bridge and gaze out over Ätran’s sparkling water to experience a little bit of history

Handmade delights at Suseå Chocolate Shop and Deli

You’ll find Suseå Chocolate shop and Deli on Storgatan 38 right in the centre of Falkenberg. Even if you’re not a Willy Wonka fan, you’ll love their handmade chocolate pralines made from the finest cocoa beans and a ton of love. Whether you’re looking for a sweet gift or simply want to treat yourself, you can find the perfect cocoa creation here.

Bild innifrån Sueså delikatessbutik.
You’ll find Suseå Chocolate Shop and Deli right in the centre of Falkenberg.Photo: Destination Falkenberg

Nature in the middle of town

The Doktorspromenaden or Doctor’s Promenade stretches along the Ätran river under the shade of tall trees and lush foliage. You can test your fishing skills here during the season; there’s plenty of salmon to be caught. The promenade stretches two kilometres and despite being so close to the centre of town, you’ll be amazed at how tranquil the stretch is.

Vackra vyer utmed doktorspromenaden i Falkenberg.
The Doktorspromenaden in Falkenberg offers picturesque views along the Ätran river.
Photo: Destination Falkenberg

Beautiful scenery; fun activities

Vallarna is Falkenberg’s largest open-air playground and park. Along with an abundance of greenery and nature, you will find activities for both the young and the young at heart. There’s a parkour park, skate park, adventure course and a mini zoo with hens, goats, sheep and pigs. Don’t forget to pack a picnic hamper; the kids will not want to leave this place for a long time.

Ett barn balanserar på en stock.
In Vallarna’s open-air park there’s an adventure course where kids can challenge themselves and each other.Photo: Destination Falkenberg

Flower arrangements in the Badhusparken

Badhusparken or bath-house park is nestled conveniently between the old town and the city centre. You can sit here and enjoy the tranquillity amidst the soothing greenery and the gurgling Ätran fountain. Bring the kids along; there’s a toy train they can ride.

Neapolitan pizza in the middle of Falkenberg

Lilla Napoli is now Falkenberg’s most popular pizzeria. In a very short time, it has established a reputation that stretches far beyond Halland’s borders.

Pizza making has turned into an art form here. The pizzas are soft and fluffy and quite unlike anything else you’re likely to find in Sweden.

The pizzas are not overloaded with toppings. They’re practically ‘Spartan’ in their approach; having only ingredients that are absolutely necessary and have a clear role in contributing to the taste and flavour.  You are encouraged to come with an open mind and are promised a whole new pizza experience. The place is fairly busy, so get there early.

Två runda pizzor är serverade på ett träbord.
At Lilla Napoli in Falkenberg, the pizzas are Spartan, yet fluffy and delightful.Photo: Robin Söderholm

Rian Design Museum

The Rian Design Museum is housed in a 150 year old mill at Ätran in Falkenberg. The charming interiors with its wooden roof beams and brick walls testifies to the history of the house as a granary and mill. From time to time, the museum holds exhibits that span the gamut of industrial design, architecture, fashion design and arts and crafts. The museum has a design store that stocks books, gift items, posters and postcards. The museum also has a café where, among other things, you can get the Falkenberg Sandwich, a magnificent creation that features fresh, local produce from Gudmundsgården, Korshags and Skrea cheese.

En designutställning på Rian museum visar lampor, kuddar och andra interiördetaljer.
At the Rian Design Museum in Falkenberg you will find a blend of innovative art and popular design.Photo: Rian Design Museum

Borgmästargården

What once used to be the old mayor’s manor in the centre of Falkenberg is now a cozy café called Borgmästargården. Along with coffee, you can get sweet accompaniments like pastries and buns. Still feeling peckish? You can get a light lunch here too. At Borgmästargården, the emphasis is on fresh, local produce. So the menu varies daily depending on the season and the ingredients available on any given day.

Disken på Borgmästargården är fylld av bullar, kakor och bröd.
Photo: Marie Hidvi