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Ovralid, Motala

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Övralid is a manor house north of Motala in Östergötland County, Sweden.
Övralid was home to poet, writer, and Nobel Prize laureate Verner von Heidenstam. Övralid was built in 1925 on the east hillside of lake Vättern. Originally it had no electricity. Övralid houses a library, a study, a dining hall, two bed rooms, and three guest rooms. In the kitchen stands one of Sweden's oldest still running refrigerators from the 1930s. The interior has been kept the way it was when Heidenstam died in 1940. No one has lived in Övralid after Heidenstam. The building is open for visitors in the summer and the personal belongings of Heidenstam can be seen where he left them in 1940. Heidenstam is buried nearby. Plan your visit to Ovralid and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Motala trip planner.
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  • Beautiful spot with a stunning view of Vattern. Learn something about the famous author Verner von Heidenstam. They have guided tours of the monumental house and the cafe has scrumptious waffles on... 
    Beautiful spot with a stunning view of Vattern. Learn something about the famous author Verner von Heidenstam. They have guided tours of the monumental house and the cafe has scrumptious waffles on...  more »

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