Falbygden is a geographical area, centered at the town of Falköping in Västergötland, in southern Sweden, and covered mostly by farmland. Most of the area belongs to Falköping Municipality and the west part of Tidaholm Municipality. In mediaeval times the area belonged to the hundreds Frökind, Gudhem, Vartofta, and Vilske. It is known for its geology, flora and megalithic culture.
Neolithic period in Falbygden
Neolithic thin-butted flint axe, 45.8 cm long, from Segerstad
Replica of the Pre Roman Iron Age Gerum Cape found in a bog on the table mountain Gerumsberget, Falbygden
Golden throat of a Migration Period scabbard from Finnestorp on the western border of Falbygden
The Falbygden area has many mediaeval churches, since almost every parish in the area had a Romanesque church built in the late 11th, 12th, or early 13th century.
Gökhem Church is a Romanesque church with apse, dated to 1077.
Ruins of Gudhem Abbey
Late mediaeval ceiling paintings from Gökhem Church
Museums in Falbygden
Dalén Museum in Stenstorp
- Falbygdens Hembygds- och Fornminnesförening, Falbygden (1927-) periodical.
- Falbygdens museum, Forntid på Falbygden (1995).
- Falbygdens museum, se spåren på Falbygden - ....och tusen år till - fortsätter i landskapet (2000).