Stjärna i marken, Walk of Fame

Did you know?

There are many exciting things that come from Trollhättan. Did you know that the classic ice cream, 88, was created here?

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KommunikationschefVivian Komstadius 0520-495929 0733-489969
Unit Kommunikationsavdelningen Gärdhemsvägen 9 461 83 Trollhättan 0520-49 50 00 Kommunikationsavdelningen
  • Trollhättan is Sweden's film metropolis. More than 300 films have been based in Trollhättan and it has its own Walk of Fame.
     
  • The waterfalls and locks are Trollhättan's most famous landmarks. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists come here to see the spectacular show of water.
     
  • The Waterfall Days were first launched in 1959 and are one of the country's oldest city festivals. Every year, around 100,000 visitors come to Trollhättan for the Waterfall Days.
     
  • 300,000 litres of water per second are released each time.
     
  • One of Sweden's largest industrial orders ever went to Trollhättan in 1920. Russia ordered one thousand locomotives from Nohab, of which 500 were delivered. Payment was in the form of a shipload of 56 tonnes of gold.
     
  • The classic ice cream, 88, comes from Trollhättan. Trollhätteglass (now GB) launched the popular stick ice cream in 1964.
     
  • Trollhättan is the hub of the Fyrbodal region in terms of the labour market, entertainment and culture. Fyrbodal includes Uddevalla and Vänersborg.
     
  • One of Sweden's newest universities is in Trollhättan. University West now has about 10,000 students and almost 600 employees in a modern campus in the centre of the city.
Reviewed 2016-03-03 by Katarina Loodh