The Alum Works in Degerhamn

Show map

Far back in history, the Ölanders quarried and worked the limestone and alum shale, which is clearly visible in the landscape. The alum works in Degerhamn is, by Öland’s standards, a big works setting dating from the early 18th century. To this day, there is an old works street with workmen’s dwellings and industrial remains.

Far back in history, the Ölanders quarried and worked the limestone and alum shale, which is clearly visible in the landscape. The alum works in Degerhamn is, by Öland’s standards, a big works setting dating from the early 18th century. To this day, there is an old works street with workmen’s dwellings and industrial remains.

Show more

Nearby accommodations

Hostel / Rooms

Segerstads lighthouse

Distance: 10.2 km
The house of the lighthousekeeper in Segerstad is divided into two comfortable flats of about 100 sqm each with all commodities. Both sides where occupied from 1883 to 1967 by the families of respectively the lighthouse master and the lighthousekeeper
Hostel / Rooms

Svalgården

Distance: 6.1 km
Welcome to a typical row-village in the middle of the world heritage, close to wellknown sights as Ottenby Bird Observatory with the lighthouse Långe Jan and the Eketorp Fortress.
Hotell

Gammalsbygårdens Gästgiveri

Distance: 7.3 km
On the south-eastern side of Öland, 4 km to the fortified village Eketorp and 17 km to the Ottenby bird station. Within walking distance to fishing harbour.