Three kilometers outside of the rural village of Knislinge (20 minutes east of Hässleholm ) you find the old manor/art galleries of Wanås. The Wanås estate is dedicated to uniting the areas of art, nature, and history and proves to be a wonderful day excursion if you happen to find yourself in southern Sweden.
With Spring in full bloom, now would be a wonderful time to explore the estate, to amble along the paths, never knowing what beauty or mystery awaits around the corner. Momma S, the boys and I visited Wanås in the Autumn, and even then we were transfixed by the installations that they had. We have been told that many of the art pieces themselves seem to change with the seasons, continually creating new impressions and sights. What made the visit so fun is that many of the installations are there for you to interact with. The boys had so much fun exploring the giant cinder block type cube in the middle of the forest, or climbing over the multicolored Tetris like formation, or listening to the eerie cries of a little boy echo through the trees of a piece designed for your audio pleasure…and mystery.
With cafes for the taste buds, an upside down house, tree swings, and words of wisdom etched in rock walls (if you take the time to search them out), Wanås offers a bit of joy for everyone in the family.