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Falun: The Swedish town you've never heard of that changed the history of the world

1 month ago   |   By Budget Traveller

After 7 years I'm heading back to Sweden on a long but pleasant 8 hour train journey from Copenhagen. Our destination?
The 31st biggest town in Sweden.
Falun.
A tiny dot on the map of Sweden, 223 kms northwest of Stockholm, not too far from the border with Norway, Falun is the capital of the ancient medieval Swedish kingdom of Dalarna , referred to as the ‘Swedish dales' thanks to its scenic hills, valleys and beautiful lakes. Some of the town's most noteworthy cultural exports are the world famous Swedish power metal band Sabaton , who organise their own annual music festival here in...
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