Wira Bruk

Åkersberga, Österåker

WIRA BRUK in Roslagen is a charming idyll that welcomes visitors all year round. A former ironworks site still in use today, with well-preserved forges and red cottages alongside the lively River Wiraån. Step inside the untouched forges, visit the former inspector’s house, Inspectorbostaden, which sells and displays decorative wrought ironwork; Wira Restaurant in the old court house, Tingshuset; and Wira Bruk’s museum in the alderman’s cottage, Åldermansstugan. We warmly recommend going on the guided tour of the area’s history. Don’t miss the musical play, Wira-spelen, performed in the amphitheatre on the meadow Isaks Äng in early July each year. In Advent, Wira creates a wonderful Christmas atmosphere, and sometimes a Christmas market is held here. On a sunny winter day in February or a day with nature’s rich palette of autumn colours, Wira can be completely magical.

SWEDEN’S FIRST BLADESMITH’S FORGE was Wira Bruk, which was founded in the 1630s by Admiral Clas Fleming because King Gustav II Adolf wanted to establish an organised arms industry for the Thirty Years’ War. Thanks to the skilled German bladesmiths who Fleming arranged to have smuggled into Sweden, Wira Bruk was awarded the exclusive right to manufacture edged weapons for the Swedish armed forces in 1646–1775. For example it was here that swords for King Karl XII’s war were made. Scythes and axes were made instead of swords when the war abated.

WIRA BRUK’S MUSEUM is housed in the 18th century cottage that was traditionally the home of the bladesmiths’ alderman. The museum displays a selection of objects that were made in the forges at Wira as well as pictures and documents. Visitors can follow how the operations evolved from being an armourer’s workshop to peaceful production.

Contact information

Wägerths Konstsmide AB
Wira Bruk
18493 Åkersberga
Phone: +46-854353103

E-mail: info@wirabruk.com
Website: http://www.wirabruk.com

Opening hours

Opening hours

Public transportation

Directions

About 20 km north of Åkersberga and 30 km south of Norrtälje.

Car:
From Stockholm: drive north on E18 to Rosenkälla, follow the signs towards Åkersberga. Continue on route 276 through Åkersberga and Roslagskulla. Follow the signs to Wira Bruk.

From E4: exit at Junction Häggvik and follow the signs to Taby. Continue past Täby, about 15 minutes. The road goes on to road 276 to Åkersberga, follow the road for about 20 minutes and take off at RoslagKulla church. Follow the signs to Wira Bruk.

Bus:
Bus 626, 624, 620 or 621 from Stockholm and Åkersberga.

Train:
Roslagsbanan from Tekniska högskolan (Royal Institute of Technology) to Åkersberga. Bus connections towards Norrtälje over Roslags kulla.

For more information see ww.sl.se

Facilities

Restaurant
Outdoor seating
Shop
Woodland
Café
Credit cards accepted
Meadows

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