The park "Brunnsparken"

Awarded Sweden's most beautiful park.

Since the discovery of the fresh water well in 1705 people have went on pilgrimages to Ronneby to "drink well", relax and feel good.
Already around 1880 the park was Sweden's most visited health spa, and in the heart of the garden of Sweden the society was blossoming with jolly amusement and philosophical promenades. Today our spa vouch for continued health baths.

In the oxygen rich park, which has been culturally reserved and internationally observed for it's diversity, theme days and events with star entertainers are arranged. In the park's charming vegetation the scent of nature thrivs. The park was awarded Sweden's most beautiful park in 2005.

What's there to see in the park?

The halls "Brunnshallarna"
Here you can experience music and entertainment and the flea market attracts thousands of visitors every Sunday during the summer. The halls are a natural starting-point for the visit in the park.

The Japanese garden
One of the more recent attractions in the park. Wooden bridges over patterned gravel which represents water and stones representing mountains. The Japanese garden gives an exotic, peaceful impression and invites to a moment of peace and meditation.

The garden of scents
As a clearing in the woods this garden - which scent and view leave no one untouched - unfolds. Lovely flowers with varying florification during the whole flowering period. In the garden of scents you'll find 700 plants from 50 different species, carefully selected for their scent.

The villas
The villas in the park are culturally preserved and carefully restored. Today they are offices and exhibition rooms.

Villa Gymnastiken
This villa houses "Blekinge Naturum" which hosts nature exhibitions.

Italian Villa
The villa is named after the building style of the house but perhaps it's more recognized as "Direktörsvillan" (the executive villa). Once an annex to the hotel. It is available for hire for smaller engagements, max 25 persons.

Villa Vera
Today its offices.

The old bath houses
These houses office rooms and the old children's hospital is today a café and hostel.

Villa Vega
Houses a dialysis clinic.

History

Three centuries of well-being

The beautiful and impressive hotel was completed in 1897 after an intensive build period when the park, villas, restaurants and bath houses had been built. Ronneby Brunn was one of the leading health spas and the Swedish and International society embraced the life around the well.

In 1907, 2774 guests were recorded of which 1192 in first class. In 1940 "drinking well" was becoming outdated and the premises were leased to RESO who ventured turism business. In 1959 the old wooden hotel burnt down completely and after an extended rebuilding process a new hotel was finished in 1961. 10 years later an extension was built in latest architectural style on Silver Hill. The balconies on Silver Hill was built in the mid 1990's and the rooms were adapted to a modern resort standard. Today health spas is modern again and in the fall of 2002 a modern spa was finished.

Important years
1705
- The first well was found

1727 - The current well was discovered which would contribute to "drinking well" for 147 years.

1846 - The current well was constructed, now the park's oldest structure. The guests stayed in Ronneby and was transported to the well for health baths and drinking the ferreous water. 

1873 - The park and woods was laid down. The villas, restaurants, bath houses and "Brunnsblekan" with accomodation was constructed. The number of visitors rose and Ronneby Brunn became the country's leading health spa.

1897 - The big and impressive hotel was finsihed. The hall "Brunnshallen" was erected simultaneously without counterpart in it's style. The life around the well made the town Ronneby famous for it's healthy water and beautiful surroundings. Society life was flourishing. 

1929 - "Drinking well" had become outdated and Ronneby Helsobrunn AB went into bankruptcy.

1959 - The grand wooden hotel was burnt down.

1985
- A plantation of white narcissus forming the text peace in Swedish ("fred") was added in memorial to a peace journey starting in Ronneby.

1987 - Ronneby as town celebrated it's 600 year anniversity and an extensive renovation of the park was conducted and led by landscaper Sven-Ingvar Andersson.

1996 - The whole park became a "notable building" thanks to its historical values.

2000 - Greater parts of the woods became a protected area according to Natura 2000.

2002 - A completely new spa was built.

2003 - The whole park and greater parts of the woods became a cultural reserve.

2005 - The park is awarded most beautiful park in Sweden.