Environs. GOTENBURG. 43. Rotite. 283
the right lies the Eastern Cemetery ('Ostra Begrafningsplatsen'),
containing monuments to Bengt Fogelberg by Molin, to Sven Ren-
strom by Scholander, and others.
From Gotenburg to Saro, 24 Kil., Railway in 55 min., from the
station by the Slottskog Park (see annexed Plan, C, 7, reached by tram
Nos. 1, 2, or 6; p. 278). Also steamers several times daily (p. 279). —
SSro, a rocky island connected with the mainland by dams, with a good
hotel (R. 172-3 kr.) and restaurant, and pleasant grounds, etc., is a favour¬
ite sea-bathing resort.
From Gotenburg to Alfvesta, 221 Kil., Railway in about 6 hrs.
(station, see p. 278). At Almedal (p. 277) the train diverges from the
Helsingborg line and ascends. 9 Kil. Molndal (p. 277); 15 Kil. MSlnlycke,
with factories. — 35 Kil. Hindus (443 ft.; Turist-Hot., R. 2-3 kr.), the
chief winter-sport resort in W. Sweden. — Then a tunnel. Beyond
(47 Kil.) Bollebygd we pass through a pretty wooded and rocky district,
with the falls of the Sbra,; then skiit the Viaredsjo to (72 Kil.) Boras
Nedre, junction of the lines to Varberg (p. 277) and to Herrljunga (p. 289).
The train winds uphill and passes through a tunnel. 94 Kil. Hillared
(branch to Axelfors, p. 277); 112 Kil. Limmared, junction for Falkoping
and Landeryd (p. 277), and for Falkenberg (p. 277). We soon reach the
highest point on the line (722 ft.). 172 Kil. Vernamo, junction of the
Halmstad-Nassjo (p. 276) and Helsingborg-Jonkoping (p. 275) lines. —
221 Kil. Alfvesta (p. 266).
From Gotenburg to Skara and GGssater, 156 Kil., narrow-gauge line
in 072 hrs. (station, see p. 278). The line at first runs parallel with the
Bergslags-Bana (see below), which it crosses by a viaduct at (4 Kil.) Lerje. —
60 Kil. Ordfsnas (Jernvags-Hct.), with a ruined castle; 86 Kil. Tumleberg,
junction of lhe branch to Huknntorp (12 Kil.; p. 2£6), which is continued
to Lidkbping and Forshem (Kinnekulle, p. 287). 95 Kil. Vara (p. 286); 129 kil.
Skara (p. 286); 139 Kil. Lundsbrunn, with a chalybeate spring; 156 Kil.
Gossaler (p. 288), at the E. base of the Kinneknlle.
44. From Gotenburg to Venersborg. Lake Venern.
Western Gota Canal.
86 Kil. Railway in 2-272 hrs. ('Bergslags-Bana' to Oxnered, and'Udde-
valla-Herrljunga-Bana' thence to Venersborg).
Or we may take the Canal Steamer from Gotenburg to Trollhdttan
(7-9 hrs.; fares 472, 33/i, with cabin; 3 kr. with berth in the Saloon; Kom.
320, 410), a voyage which offers little attraction beyond the Gota-Elf itself
and a glance at the ruin of Bohus. At Lilla Edet and Akerstn'im are rapids
and small locks. To see the Trollhatta Falls we land at Akersvass (p. 2c5),
as they are not visible from the steamer when it passes through the locks
(about 2 his.). Travellers who intend to go on by the steamer should
arrange with the captain as to rejoining it at the highest bridge.
The 'Bergslags-Bana' ascends the broad valley of the Gbta-Elf.
To the right, the suburb of Stampen; then the Gota Lejon, an old
redoubt; to the left, Gullbergs Vass. At stat. Olskroken the Stock¬
holm line diverges to the right (R. 45), and we pass under the
Gossater line (see above). To the left appears the river. The valley
is flanked with low rounded gneiss hills overgrown with brush¬
wood. Several small stations. Beyond (15 Kil.) Surte we see on
the left the large ruined castle of Bohus, which gives its name to
this district (Bohus-Ldn). 25 Kil. mi; 37 Kil. Alfhem, junction
of a branch to Lilla Edet (15 Kil.; see above). We leave the valley
and ascend to the right. Scrubby woods, a feature of W. Sweden.