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Ekehagen Forntidsby (SE)

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Ekehagen´s Prehistoric Village lies nearby the river Ätran in a beautiful countryside with birches and oak trees, approximately twelve miles, 20 kilometres, south of Falköping in the province of Västergötland. It is an archaeological open-air museum with presentations from various prehistoric periods.

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Through the reconstruction of prehistoric settlements, one is able to see how people lived thousands of years ago. Many activities are arranged during the summer and various prehistoric techniques are demonstrated. In the village, animals of old native breed wander freely whereas the wild boars are kept fenced in.

The museum area is large enough to keep the periods separated. At first you see a small Stone Age hut, followed by Bronze Age and Iron Age longhouses. The museum works with natural environment education as well as with presentation of techniques like metal working. Although many school groups visit this place, its situation in a beautiful natural environment makes the houses worth visiting as a tourist outing, especially during events which take place in Summertime.

At Falköping, and associated with the Ekehagen Forntidsby, the visitor will find the Falbygdens Museum, a classical-style museum that presents the history of the region from the Ice Age to Modern Times.

Annual Number of Visitors

58.0278, 13.5486