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Halmstad is a port city located on the Swedish west coast, specifically in Halland County. The city is part of the landscape Halland, and administrative center for both the county and municipality.
Halmstad has about 60,000 inhabitants (2011), and is where the Nissan River flows into the Kattegat.
Halmstad is known for its beautiful beaches along the coast, and thus has great tourism summer.
The city also has a number of historic buildings – including timbered house “Mellgrenska house” from the 1700s.
Other attractions include Halmstad Halmstad Castle from the 1600s, City Hall from 1938, Stora square where one can see Carl Milles’ fountain “Europa och tjure” from 1926, St. Nicholas Church from the 1300s and Halmstad Art Museum – which has an extensive collection of artwork.
Also in Halmstad The museum has art exhibitions. In addition, one can see historical collections here and archaeological treasures.
Picasso Park in Halmstad is also a popular attraction. Here stands the sculpture “Female Head” by Pablo Picasso.
There are several beaches to choose from in Halmstad, and 5 km south of the city is “Eastern beach” – which is one of Sweden’s longest sandy beaches (6 km long).
In Halmstad, which also features a total of 12 golf courses, an adventure park, a sports museum and water park “Halmstad Arena Bad”.
The city hosts a number of annual events and festivals – including an international street theater festival.
The nearest airport is Halmstad Airport, located 4 miles northwest of downtown.