Brunn, Västergötland, Exploring Sweden

Brunn, Västergötland – Exploring Sweden

Brunn is a small settlement a short distance to the west of Ulricehamn in Västra Götaland County. The settlement with its church was once the seat of its own parish within what was then Älvsborg County in the historical province of Västergötland. Today this is a quiet rural settlement with around 50 inhabitants.

A Short History of Brunn

Brunn Parish had its origins in the Middle Ages and its former church is believed to have been built in the 12th century. The name was in sources from the 15th century spelled as Brundh. The parish acted as the local government up until the Swedish Municipal Reform of 1862. This was when its responsibilities were split between the church congregation and the new civic government of Brunn Municipality. Both the congregation and the municipality were merged with Ulricehamn in 1938. The medieval church had been replaced prior to that. The last service in the medieval church took place in 1893, the same year as the new church was completed.

Things to Do and See

This is a rural part of Västergötland with the town of Ulricehamn just around the corner. Its two main attractions are its two churches. They are the old medieval church ruin and the new 19th-century church.

Brunn Church

The local church was dates to1893. This stone church replaced the former medieval church that was located a short distance away. A few of the inventories from the old church were moved to the new one. The church is today a part of the Ulricehamn Municipality within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden.

Brunn Church Ruin

The foundations and walls of the former church still stand. They are just a short distance north of the new church, actually visible from its hill. The church is believed to have been built in the 12th century and was in use up until 1893.

How to Get to Brunn

  • Flights: The nearest airports are Göteborg Landvetter Airport (GOT) to the west and Jönköping Airport (JKG) to the east.
  • Car: Brunn lies along countryside roads just to the west of Ulricehamn
  • Bus: Buses from Västtrafik connect Brunn with the surrounding area.

The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:

  • Stockholm – 377 kilometers (3 h 50 min)
  • Gothenburg – 95 kilometers (1 h)
  • Malmö – 291 kilometers (3 h 20 min)
  • Linköping – 182 kilometers (2 h)
  • Kiruna – 1607 kilometers (16 h 30 min)

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