An important portion of Bergslagen’s history is assembled in Nora. The idyllic small town, industrial setting and mines in Pershyttan and a veteran railway. Large sections of Nora look the same as they did 100 years ago. Today we have supplemented them with culture, theatre, nostalgia and nature experiences. The town of Nora was granted its town charter in the 17th century. The wooden town is intact, the streets conform to the classic grid pattern and many of the buildings and yards look the way they did in the 18th and 19th centuries. The crime writer Maria Lang exposed unpleasant murders and acts of violence in Skoga, the name given to the town in her books.
Destination Bergslagen is a collaboration between the towns Lindesberg, Nora, Hällefors, Grythyttan and Kopparberg. The area of Bergslagen offers outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and fishing and has a unique cultural history that can only be experienced here.
Together with Eksjö and Hjo, Nora has received the Europe Nostra award for respectful preservation of cultural environments and the unique atmosphere that a wooden town evokes. The three wooden towns all have different manifestations, but together they provide a sense of bygone times that make the residents proud and visitors delighted.