2Yb Route 42. HALMSTAD. W. Coast from Malmo
(p. 274). Beyond 21 Kil. Vegeholm we. cross theVegect, which separ¬
ates Malmbhus-Lcin from Christianstads-Lan. Wooded district.
27 Kil. Engelholm (Hot. Thor, very fair), with 3600 inhab.,
fishery, and corn-trade, lies on the Rbnnea, which the train crosses,
and is a junction for Malmo (p. 272) and for Klippan (p. 275). —
30 Kil. Skelderviken (Hot.), a small sea-bathing place on the bay
of that name, which the Kullen bounds on the W. To the left is the
fishing-village of Skepparkroken. To the right, in the distance,
rises the long range of the Hallandscts.
40 Kil. Fbrslbf. Wooded heights alternate with arable land. We
ascend the Hallandsas in curves to (45 Kil.) Grefvie, in view of the
sea and the Kullen. We then descend the Sinarps-Dal, which ex¬
pands, and cross an embankment 79 ft. high to (53 Kil.) stat. Bct-
stad, about 3 Kil. from the bathing-place of that name.
The train enters the province of Holland, crosses the Stensct,
and traverses a level tract. 59 Kil. Skottorp, near the estates of
Nya Skottorp, where we cross the Smedjea, and Gamla Skottorp,
where Charles XL wedded the Danish princess Ulrika Eleonora in
1680. — 68 Kil. Laholm, an old town with 1800 inhab., on the
Lagaa, an excellent salmon-river, which we cross. By the Kassefors,
6 Kil. below Laholm, is a fish-breeding institute. 74 Kil. Veinge
(p. 266); 77 Kil. Genevad, where we cross the river of that name;
81 Kil. Eldsberga. We near the sea, and beyond (85 Kil.) Tronninge
cross the Fyllea.
93 Kil. Halmstad (Hot. Martenson, connected with the Tivoli
gardens; Rail. Rest, D. 2 kr.; pop. 17,200), the capital of Halland,
lies on the N. bank of the Halmstadsbugt, at the mouth of the Nissaa,
which the train crosses by an iron bridge. The old Castle is now
occupied by the Landshofding. The Church of the loth cent, has
been restored. In the Norra Port is a small museum (adm. 25 b-.).
— 94 Kil. Halmstad Norra is a station for slow trains only.
From Halmstad to Vislanda, see p. 266.
From Halmstad bt Vagger\i> (Jonkoping) to Nassjo, 196 Kil., express
in 572, ordinary train in 11 hrs. The train ascends the valley of the Nissaa
or Nissan. 5 Kil. Sperlingsholm, an old estate of the barons and counts
Sperling, with a modern chateau and large park. We cross to the left
bank. 19 Kil. Oskarstrbm, with a jute-factory, by a fall of the Nissaa. 39 Kil.
Torup, on the Kilaa, a tributary of the Nissaa; 5 Kil. E. is the large paper-
mill of Rydb. Crossing the river, we reach (47 Kil.) Kinnared, at the con¬
fluence of the Vestera and the Ostera, which form the Nissaa- (branch-line
tp Atran, 18 Kil.). The main line now runs N.E. on the right bank of the
OsterS. 59 Kil.0Landeryd, junction of the line by Limmared (p. 283), Ulrice-
harnn on Lake Asunden, and Asarp (p. 290) to Falkciping (p. 290; 131 Kil.
in 3'/4-6'/2 hrs.). 73 Kil. Smalandsstenar, with factories, so called from an
ancient group of stones (p. 282) 10 min. from the station. The country is
wooded. — 115 Kil. Vernamo (Rail. Rest.), junction of the railway from
Helsingborg (p. 275) and the Gotenburg and Alfvesta line (p. 283). — The
line now bends N. and ascends the valley of the Lagaa. 123 Kil. Hbrle, with
factories; 143 Kil. Skillingaryd, with a military drilling-ground. At (152 Kil.)
Vaggeryd (.657 ft.; Hot.) the branch to Jonkoping (35 Kil., in 1-2 hrs.; p. 275)
diverges to the left. The Nassjo line ascends by (161 Kil.) Hook to (187 Kil.)
Fredriksdal (1040 ft.), and then descends to (196 Kil.) Nassjo (p. 267).