to Gotenburg. VARBERG. 42. Route. 277
The train passes near Vapnb, the estate of the family of Stael-
Holstein. 112 Kil. Brannarp. Fertile country with many farms. On
the left are the churches of Steninge and Refvinge and the estate of
Bararp. Then a hilly and wooded tract. On the right lie the farms
of Susegarden and Frollinge. 116 Kil. Getinge; the village lies on
the opposite bank of the Stora, which falls into the Susea, farther
on, by the turreted chateau of Mostorp. The train crosses the Susea.
136 Kil. Falkenberg (Stads-Hot.), a town of 3880 inhab., with
the remains of a mediaeval fortress and a valuable salmon-fishery,
on the Atraa, which the train crosses.
From Falkenberg to Limmared (p. 283), 102 Kil., narrow-gauge railway
in 4-6 hrs., by (80 Kil.) Axelfors (branch to Svenljunga and Hillared, p. 283,
To the right is the church of Stafsinge, and, near the small station
of Lis, the old mansion of Lindhult 153 Kil. Tvaaker; iblKW.Himle.
We pass through a cutting in the Apelviksberg to the coast.
167 Kil. Varberg (Stads-Hot, good; Varberg's Hot, pens, from
34/2 kr.), a town of 6780 inhab., with sea-baths and a conspicuous
old castle, now a gaol, on the left. The quarries in the environs
yield excellent granite for monuments and pavements.
From Varberg by Boras to Herrljunga, 127 Kil., railway in 47a-
572 hrs., through a pleasant country. 63 Kil. Fritsla, 72 Kil. Viskafors, 76 Kil.
Rydboholm, all with large cotton-factories. 84 Kil. Boris, with two stations,
Nedre (p. 292) and (85 Kil.) Ofre, a busy industrial town (Hot. Vestergod-
land; H6t. du Nord; pop. 19,570), junction of the Gotenburg and Alfvesta
railway, with houses mostly of timber. — 91 Kil. Skogsryd, on the OresjS,
which the line skirts; 116 Kil. Ljung; 127 Kil. Herrljunga (p. 289).
We skirt the coast, off which lies the flat island of Getterb, and
cross the Himlact. The coast becomes more rocky,owith peninsulas
jutting into the sea. On the left is the village of Arnas, on the site
of Arands, a trading town destroyed by the Norwegians in 1265. —
180 Kil. Askloster, on the left bank of the Viskaa, which falls into
the Klosterfjord here and is crossed by the train. Beyond (184 Kil.)
Backa we reach the Vendelsb Fjord and cross the Loftaa. 197 Kil.
Asa, on the large Kungsbacka Fjord. The valleys between the barren
cliffs are fertile and well tilled. On a peninsula to the left stands
the old mansion of Tjoloholm. We ascend a valley, past the large
villages of Torpa and Tom, and fine beech-woods, and cross the
plain of Dufveheden to (208 Kil.) Fjarcts, with its large church. To
the E., above, lies the lake of Lygnern, dammed up by an old
moraine, with Gasevadholm, the estate of the barons of Silfverskjold.
We cross the Rolfsa, which descends from the lake. — 216 Kil.
Kungsbacka, an old town which has given its name to the bay.
Then over a marshy plain, and across the Mblndalsa, to (236 Kil.)
Fassberg, the station for Mblndal, a town with cotton and weaving-
factories. 239 Kil. Almedal (p. 283), another busy industrial place.
Lastly we re-cross the Molndalsa. by a viaduct 660 yds. long. To the
right is the old bastion Gota Lejon, to the left the suburb of Stampen.
244 Kil. Gotenburg (Bergslagsbanans Station, PL F, 1).