Location: Gotland, Sweden
Keeper: Anna Norberg
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The box located at Hångers Källa (the spring of Hångers)
in Lärbro parish, Gotland, Sweden.
You get to island of Gotland with a boat from either Nynäshamn or
Oskarshamn (hamn means harbor) into the town of Visby. From there you
drive north on route 148 towards Fårösund (Ingmar Bergman lives
on Fårö, an island of Gotland). About 33 kilometers after departing
Visby and just before entering Lärbro village make a left turn at
the yellow sign for "Hångers källa". Drive down the
narrow asphalt road for about 2 km until you reach a crossroad with a
sign for Hångers to your right. Just a few hundred meters down the
road on the left side is the spring of Hångers. Follow the water
from the spring as it runs under the trees and takes a 90 degree turn
along the side of the field. You have to jump a couple of trees and a
soggy area but you'll find the box on a tree stump. It's clearly visible
if you just walk away a little from main gathering area.
The spring is a big tourist attraction because the most well known Swedish
psalm "Den blomstertid nu kommer" is supposed to be inspired
by this place. Kolmodin, who wrote it, was a minister in Lärbro parish
at the end of 1600.