Mariebergsskogen is Karlstad's city park. Here you can pet sheep in Lillskogen, children can explore the unique play garden, and you can take a walk in the park's outdoor museum.
A walk through the park will tickle all your senses. Meet dwarf pigs and cows in Lillskogen. Children can play in the play garden, Lekträdgården. Or you can take a walk across the footbridges in the Vänern Delta.
Conrad Höök train
During the summer months, you can take a guided tour of the park on the Conrad Höök train. The train is named after Conrad Höök who donated the land to the city in the late 19th Century. Our advice is to take the train when you first arrive to decide what you want to take a closer look at later. Perhaps the last surviving Varmland water powered sawmill? Or a visit to Naturum Värmland to view the exhibition there.
Getting to Mariebergsskogen
There are regular city buses to Mariebergsskogen. If you can't be bothered to read the timetable, why not rent a free bike instead? You will then enjoy a pleasant ride through Karlstad at the same time. Or you can take the water bus. Line 91 runs from Residenset to Mariebergsskogen through the city. For a complete timetable, go to the Karlstadsbuss website. It's very easy to get to Mariebergsskogen whichever way you choose.
Food and drink
Restaurang Terrassen boasts fantastic views. The food there is also based on local produce. Genuine Värmland food, in other words. After your meal, why not sample ice cream art at Glasserian?
If you want to come even closer to the water, you can have a meal or coffee at the Naturum café. You will be right next to Lake Vänern. Make sure your children get a bite to eat first, though. They would probably rather run to see the free Naturum exhibition.
You can also go swimming in Mariebergsskogen. Or enjoy an ice cream and just a dip in the water here.
(Entrance to the park is free all year round).