Falun Tourism

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Falun (Swedish pronunciation: [²fɑːlɵnː]) is a city and the seat of Falun Municipality in Dalarna County, Sweden, with 37,291 inhabitants in 2010. It is also the capital of Dalarna County. Falun forms, together with Borlänge, a metropolitan area with close to 100,000 inhabitants. Falun was originally famous for its copper mine, and is today an important service and industrial city even though the mine is closed (since 1992). Faluån is a river, flowing through the city, separating it into two sides. Falu copper mine is located on one of the sides which during many centuries was one of Sweden's main business. This side of the river was usually called "the mining side", where not many plants grew due to the toxic smoke which contaminated the soil. On the other side of the river, where the smoke did not reach, sets a large number of beautiful, large villas, which made this side to be called "the delightful side". The centre of Falun consists of classical pedestrian streets with small shops. in 1998, the city reclaimed the award of "the city centre of the year" in Sweden. The year 2001, the city, the copper mine and mining areas of Falun were added to the list of world heritage sites by the United Nations, which means that the city is worth preserving, as it is considered to be of interest for all of humanity. Dalarna University, with its 18 000 students, has a campus located in Falun - close to the national ski stadium where the ski world championship has taken place a number of times, including the last one in 2015. Known trademarks from Falun are Falu rödfärg, Falu rågrut, Falu ättika and Falukorv.

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Looking for travel information about Falun? Explore the best travel advice on Falun, Sweden. After your splendid visit to Falun, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Uppsala. Uppsala, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Uppsala Domkyrka, Gardsjo Algpark, Museum Gustavianum. To explore Falun, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Falun*

  • Pollution Statistics in Falun

    Know the pollution level of Falun before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Falun: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Falun for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Falun.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 39.29 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 39.29 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 60.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.43 (Moderate)
  • Living in Falun - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 54.32 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 16.38 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.11 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 79.17 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 129.93 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Falun

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Falun

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.21 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 94.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.88 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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