Karlstad, Sweden

Karlstad is a Swedish city in the province of Värmland with 90 000 inhabitants. The city is located next to Sweden’s biggest lake, Vänern. The symbol of Karlstad is a happy sun and the city goes by the slogan “The Sun in Karlstad” after the Swedish waitress and inn keeper Eva Lisa Holtz, known for her always “sunny” mood. Karlstad is most famous for its beautiful nature and cultural history with authors and artists like Selma Lagerlöf, Gustaf Fröding and Christian Eriksson being active in the area. Many people come to Karlstad to study which makes it a city of cultural meetings with differents trends and attitudes moulding the city. 


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