To make the easy and comfortable stay in Klockberga as perfect as possible, the electronic devices had to be silent, effective and excellently functioning. Thus, heading towards local, trustworthy provider, Strandell’s El.
All I needed to do was to walk in and tell what I needed. The friendly and service-keen sales person found me exactly the right gadgets. Some days later they came to Klockberga, and everything got installed, ready to take into use in just few hours.
Just how easy it can be? Smooth ride, from beginning to end.
And now, after myself and guests have used these machines, we can truly say: easy and comfortable stay in Klockberga, greatly thanks to Strandell’s El! Totally recommending the place <3
Below the Klockberga hill there is amazing, old house that used to be steel factory’s (very hard) hardware fixing and building place. Now it serves as diligent and rough glass blowing one man factory.
This unique, skill-requiring craftsmanship seems dangerous with all its blazing fires and melting glass. At the same time it entices and wraps its magic around the viewer, making one look and see the creation process in awe.
Klockberga has been honoured to be show and testing place for some of Jarl Hohenthal’s art and usage glass.
If you are as enthralled of this glass art and magic as most of Jarl Hohenthal and Glasshyttan’s viewers and customers, you will be very pleased to be able to see and test these pieces in real life and usage in Klockberga.
Feel like enjoying sauna and hesitating with Klockberga since the apartment lacks sauna? Worry not! There are two, amazing saunas in the near vicinity of Klockberga, both cooperating with Klockberga.
Old Masugn’s Sauna
Old Masugn’s Sauna can be seen from the Klockberga kitchen window, it’s that close by <3
It was built 1850 for the steel factory workers to have a place to wash themselves in.
Sauna is located by a shore of a small pond and provides a robust place for proper sauna experience and also to have refreshing swim in the pond. There are common sauna tours but you can also book it for yourself. The sauna room and washing room are both very large and suite well for up to 10 persons per time.
The history of Dalsbruk derives to 1686, when it was founded by the Mint and Assessor Daniel Faxell. Even though most of the place names have some historical background, first there came no common memory of having any bells at the hill of Klockberga.
But surely there had to be something, since there was also a road called Clocksmith alley? Well, it turned out to be named by a local clocksmith Johansson who had moved to a house at that road from the other side of the pond at around 1930.
A bit more digging to the layers of history and finally a jackpot from an old map. See that little cross in the picture? There used to be a bell tower, right at the Klockberga!
“We proceeded down to the bottom level by the light of a charcoal fire on a tripod stand, resembling a dark ruin in ancient Rome. Here you saw workers who with iron poles throst open holes in the obstructed oven entrance, while others dug a furrow in the sand for the flow of iron which was awaited by an arrangement of rectangular moulds. The second ringing rang weakly and solemnly the furnace mouth opened…”
They could barely hear the sound of the bell in the foundry’s noises.
And when the apartment buildings were built 1972-1976 to help in the accommodation demand, the electrical whistles of the factory had replaced the old bell towers at Klockberga, also in people’s minds.
Now, these Klockberga apartments are still here. They’ve seen a lot of life between their walls and the teeth of time has bitten its rustic on them. The authentic 70’s hallways, staircases and lifts take you to a time travel.
The same time travel theme became persistent as the Klockberga project started. How to respect the history of the place and let it show, and, at the same time, let the accommodation be as comfortable and easy as possible?
Listening the story the house had to tell, appreciating the history of the house and its people, true or could-have-been, with all their stories, was very intriguing.
How would this apartment could have been like then? And then, time-pierced to present with modern-day comforts?
Find out yourself! You can book your stay here. Services and other extra coming up soon.