Humleslingan - the Hops Tour

This 50 km long scenic tour takes you through a beautiful landscape of both nature and culture. A long the way there are around 40 Tourist attractions, like Bäckaskogs Castle, Humletorkan, Ivö Klack (promontory) and Östafors nature reserve.

The district of Vånga was early on a great place for growing fruit. To see all the apple trees blossom in May is a wonderful experience. Hops farming also had its centre in the district of Vånga until the late 1950s. Today the only preserved industrial building, Humletorkan, for hopsdrying is located in Näsum. Between Barum and Ivö, you find Skånes onlyMain Road Ferry. This small ferry transport people and vehicles free of charge to the island of Ivö and the journey takes 7 minutes. Well on the island you can visit the medieval Church of Ivö and the Ivö promontory with its beautiful surroundings. Up until the 1950s, people used the promontory to extract kaolin which then were transported to Iföverken in Bromölla by barge. Today you can visit Ivö Klack and look for fossils as a memento of your trip.

Here you will find an overview of the visitor destinations that can be found along the lane around Ivösjön. On the map there are more visitor destinations, accommodations, cafes and restaurants. You can find the map under links.

Trolle Ljungby castle

The castle is located on the plain of Kristianstad. Widespread cultivation fields, avenues and settlements around the Renaissance Palace give the area its special character. Adjacent to the castle is a medieval church.

Kjugekull

At Kjugekull there are magnificent scenery with stunning views. Three different hiking trails with fact points, hometown and outdoor museums and antique memorials provide many opportunities for experiences. The area is considered one of Europe's best for bouldering, a form of climbing. A scenic hiking trail runs between Kjugekull and Bäckaskog Castle.

Bäckaskog castle

The castle is beautifully situated on the nest between Oppmannasjön and Ivösjön. In the 13th century, monks moved from Vä here and built a new monastery, today part of the castle. Karl XV had her summer residence and lust castle here in the mid 1800s, when the castle had its heyday. The castle with its beautiful castle park, parade hall, 18th century, monastery chapel, hotel and restaurant is open to the public.

Havsdrakarnas Hus, Bromölla

Visit Havsdrakarnas Hus and make a time trip 80 million years back in time. The exhibition shows fossils, pictures and models from what Krithavets wildlife left behind in our village. Come in and meet a sea dragon!

Gudahagen

An area probably comprised of 250 stone stones and the roots. The origin and function of the Goddess has not been established, but there have been found graves from both the Iron Age and the Christian era. In folk tradition, Gudhagen is designated as a place of sacrifice or paganism.

Humletorkan

The humerator in Näsum was built in 1926 and was run by the Association for Swedish Hops. Growth of hops has occurred in large parts of Skåne but later concentrated on the Näsum tract. In 1927 there were 78 farms around Näsum. During World War II, hops grown. After the end of the war, imports increased and the Swedish farmers were forced to cease operations in 1959. Coffee shop, hostel and crafts.

Blistorp (city and grave chapel)

In Blistorp, in the northern part of Bromölla municipality, lies Blistorp's chapel. The crucifixal chapel in Gray was built in 1804 by the merchant and industrialist Valentin Textorius and his spouse. The cultural landscape around the city and Blistorpasjön is surrounded by large beech woods and crossed by many well-preserved stone farms.

Vånga

Vånga church, whose oldest parts date from the 13th century, got its present design in 1867. Sight in the church is Per Siegerd's great fresco, where Christ's explanation is placed on the softly rolling lantern that overlooks the church backdrop.

Ivö

Skåne's only country road ferry goes to Skåne's largest island, Ivö. The trip takes 7 minutes. The ferry is called Karna after the woman who spent 100 years rowing over the lake evenings and nights, knocking the box to the cabin above the ferry position in Barum.

Ivöklack

On Ivö klack there are several excellent different long hiking trails with picnic benches and beautiful views of Ivösjön. The hike along the trails is moderately difficult and at times demanding as it leads up to 133 m above sea level. In the abandoned kaolin and limestone quarry, it is possible to lead fossils as a memory of the visit.

Bishop Basement

Bishop's basement at Hovgården 2 km southeast of Ivö church. From the magnificent castle Ivöhus, only the ruin remains on the ground floor. It was built by Danish archbishop Andreas Sunesen, who was ill spent his last years at Ivö in the 13th century.

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