Hindås

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Hindås
Hindås church
Hindås church
Hindås is located in Västra Götaland
Hindås
Hindås
Hindås is located in Sweden
Hindås
Hindås
Coordinates: 57°42′N 12°27′E / 57.700°N 12.450°E / 57.700; 12.450Coordinates: 57°42′N 12°27′E / 57.700°N 12.450°E / 57.700; 12.450
CountrySweden
ProvinceVästergötland
CountyVästra Götaland County
MunicipalityHärryda Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total2.91 km2 (1.12 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2015)[1]
 • Total2.901
 • Density771/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Hindås is a town center in Härryda municipality, about 35 kilometers east of Gothenburg. The resort is located at Västra Nedsjön and Mölndalsån starts here. There is a railway station between Gothenburg and Borås, part of the coast to the coastal path. It was opened on December 15, 1894.

History[edit]

In Hindås there are many buildings from the early 20th century in the jugend and national romance styles . Examples of this are Hindås church , the station house and several villas that were built as holiday homes for well-appointed Gothenburgers. Similar areas that grew along the same railway are Långenäs and Pixbo .

The sports venue in Hindås was opened on 26 May 1927 by Ivar Berger, lawyer of Gothenburg. Two boys from the field played an opening match.

Hindås is high and was previously snow proof. Therefore, the resort was a popular winter getaway for Westerners and one of Sweden's major backhoppers. There are two bounces in the vicinity of the hotel Hindåsgården. Since spring 2015 Erik Boströms Foundation has been working for the preservation of the jumps. The big jumpback built in concrete in 1932 is a landmark for Hindås and collection in progress to organize lighting of the slope.

During Hindå's great time as a tourist resort, there were at least twelve hotels and guesthouses. Today there are two left, Hindåsgården (former Idrottsgården) and Hjortviken (formerly Hindås Hotell and then Turisthotell). Hindås Sanatorium and Turisthotell opened in 1906 and was then Northern Europe's largest wooden hotel. This large building burned down in 1935 and the year before Idrettsgården had burned down. Both hotels were rebuilt, but not as wooden buildings.

Sports and Outdoor[edit]

Hindås Kanot & Friluftsklubb , Hindås Ski Club, Hindås Innebandyklubb , Hindås Scoutkår , IFK Hindås Football , Hindås Gymnastikförening and IFK Hindås Schack are some associations in Hindås.

The wildlife trail is a hiking trail which is now about 42 km long. It runs from Hindås station to Skatås Motion Center in Gothenburg.

In 1958, the Brazilian (including Pele) and Soviet football team had their World Cup camp in Hindås.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.