See & do in Lärbro

Lärbro is a large village, rich in ancient relics. The village extends from Vägumeviken in the south to Kappelhamnsviken in the north. In Lärbro you have a supermarket, hairdresser, post office, gym, riding school and more. The nearest beaches are Barläst, Vägumeviken, Vikers and kappelshamnsviken.

NATURE/CULTURE:

Gahns ödekyrka is a beautiful old church from the 1200s who is peaceful in the Gotland countryside. This particular church is now popular to rent for wedding ceremonies.

Lärbro church have Gotlands most remarkable bell tower which is octagonal. Inside the church the tombstone after a mythical Gotlanders “Takstainarn” as there are many stories about.

Hångers källa is a very beautiful and peaceful place that lies just outside Lärbro. It is said that it was from Hångers källa that Israel Kolmodin got the inspiration for psalmen Den blomstertid nu kommer. A scenic spot suitable for picnics.

Hammarsängen in Lärbro is one of Gotlands largest claimed meadow. A beautiful place where you can bring a picnic.

Barläst kalkbruksområde dating from the 1600s. Here they burnt lime well into the 1900s. In recent years, the area is owned by Lärbro local history society and serves as an outdoor museum. Here you can walk around among the old stone ovens and feel the history around you. You can also barbecue here!

Outside Barläst is the island Asunden who once was a restricted military area. Today the island has a very rich bird life, therefore we should not visit the island during certain times of the year.

SIGHTS/ACTIVITIES:

Taksteins farm is an interesting museum in Lärbro with a fascinating history. Once there lived a mighty prince here “Taksteinarn in Lärbro” who had so much to say that no one dared to go against him. History says that he killed the priest in pure rage, and then himself was murdered by the Assembly. Since then, it is said that the yard is haunted by him.

Lärbro Riding School is situated on road 147 near Lärbro. There are 24 horses and activities include riding lessons for children and adults, for both beginners and more experienced riders. And during the summer there is a children´s camp.

Gotland Ring – a race track in world class that lies at Bläse/ Storungs in the middle of Nordkalks limestone quarry approximately 4 km from center Lärbro.The track measuring 3.2 km today and enjoy driving on the track is just a small part of the business. Here you can include attending courses on the safe and environmentally friendly driving. The highlights are as vehicle like BMW and Honda chose to locate their international pressure launcher to the track.

SHOPPING:

Pavalds courtyard is a farm dating from the 1600s. Here they have lamb production with ecological orientation. The farm sells beautiful lamb products.

Röklingers handelsträdgård is a well-stoked store with both vegetables, delicatessen, coffe and spice blends. There is also a bakery were they bake bake-off bread and cakes for sale. In May 2009, the market garden won a nice award “Sweden`s best farming business” of LRF Consult and Country magazine.

Vägume mill also has a farm shop that sells requirements grown products, includning vegetables, asparagus (in season) and eggs.

RESTAURANT & CAFÉ:

Grannen is a nice wooded area about 700 meters north of Lärbro center. The area was originally built as military hospital but was then a penal institution before it became a museum, hostel and restaurant. Lärbro war hospital museum is here, Grannen along with Lärbro home village association prepared together a small museum with exhibition materials, orginal documents, photos and more describe the past activities. There is also a gym, naprapath, massage, pedicures and hairdressing.

LINKS:
Gotland Ring
gotland.net