Långa Soffan (the Long Bench)

Address: Oskarshamn Show map

Address: Oskarshamn

The world's oldest longest wooden bench with the lenght of 72 metres. And you find it here in Oskarshamn, and also in the book Guinnes World Records.

Take a break and enjoy the view from the world's longest wooden bench. Långa Soffan was erected at Skeppsbron 1867 and is 72 metres long. From here you can see Furön island and Blå Jungfru in the distance and feel the atmosphere of a vibrant maritime life. The bench was built as a meeting place for the village's women, where they could sit and await their husbands coming back from their travels at sea.

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Nearby accommodation

Hotels and guesthouses

Clarion Collection Hotel Post

Distance: 268 meters
Hotell and guesthouse | Hotel Post is centrally located by Stora Torget in Oskarshamn, just a few minutes’ walk from the travel centre and the ferry quay.

Oskarshamn/Oscar, STF Hostel

Distance: 540 meters
The closeness to the ocean embodies the history of Oskarshamn and the town is intimately tied to shipping and shipbuilding. The Sjöfartsmuseet (Maritime Museum) displays everything there is to know about shipping and the shipyard.
Hotels and guesthouses

STF Hotel Rum Oscar

Distance: 549 meters
Hotels and guest houses | Central, comfortable and affordable! We offer a high standard and level of comfort at the best price. Hotell Rum Oscar is located in the centre of Oskarshamn with communications, shopping and entertainment just outside the entrance.