Bergdala City ... where you recharge

N 56° 50.029', E 15° 13.257'

Others say: When you're tired of London you're tired of life
We say: When you're tired of London and everything, you need a rest
Come here to rest!

Background: The main glasswork building

What is there?
What's downtonwn?
The landscape: a walk
   * "greater Bergdala"
   *  Historical Småland
   *  Cultural Småland
   *  Tasty Småland
Find us
   *  Glass
   *  Stone walls
   *  Map for a walk
  Once upon a time, there was a man who wanted to start a glasswork.	
  So this man acquired a bit of land in the deep forests of Småland	
  where the age-old tradition of ironmaking had made people skilled	
  in furnaces and in high-temperature processes. Fuel was abundant,	
  and since more than a century glassmaking had been a upcoming trade	
  in the area.								
  The man was ambitious and aimed for the export market - America!!	
  The piece of land that he had acquired from the "Horse Gulch" farm	
  was named "The starving sheep meadow".  

  So there was a marketing problem, because he thought the Americans 
  would not buy the glass from "Starving Sheep Glassworks".  The man 
  looked around - as well as he could given all the trees - and he saw 
  hills, valleys and forests. As he saw this it struck his mind that 
  "Mountain-valley" could be a good marketing name.	
  Mountain is "Berg" in Swedish and valley is "dal". He called this	
  new glasswork Bergdala. This happened in 1889 and Bergdala has 
  become a legend as the glasswork that refuses to die.  It has been	
  burnt to ashes several times - and revived. It has been bankrupt -	
  and revived. It has been threatened but lives - one of few small,	
  independent, hand-craft based, traditional glassworks.

  The man with the vision was Alfred Sjöö.

  Bergdala has long been famous for the "sour-milk bowls" with the 
  blue edge. The blue edge collection has grown over the years, and 
  now there are pitchers, bowls, plates... See some of the collection
  It can be found in the glass shop. But be assured that everythinhg
  you see is an original Bergdala design.