This is one place that we did not know existed. We drove to Bohuslän, Sweden’s westernmost landscape, one fine day, and we stopped for a short break from driving in this place. The sign by the road was interesting enough to have a leg stretch around the area. Welcome to the Tanum World Heritage Site. It was late springtime and the beginning of the pandemic, so we were lucky to find the place people-free. We had the place for just the two of us!
This rest stop is only a gateway to the Tanum World Heritage Site. Interestingly, there’s an exhibition of paintings and stories relating to the Bronze Age. We immersed ourselves in reading and exploring the different eras of that age.
Not only did the exhibition impress us, but the architecture in which it was displayed is admirable. The image above shows the entrance to the site. The history of the Bronze Age is still taught in school, and coming to this place will definitely bring back what you have learned.
Connecting the exhibition area is a footbridge, and at the end of it, there’s a binocular, but unfortunately, we did not know how it works.
As we searched online about the site, we discovered that there are three places that are part of the Tanum World Heritage Site where we can see rock carvings that date back to 1700 B.C. We will feature it here when we have the chance to visit those places.
Tanum is a municipality in southwestern Sweden. Its county seat is the town of Tanumshede. Have you been to Tanum or Tanumshede? If you’re on a road trip to Sweden, then we recommend you stop by Tanum and explore the surrounding areas.