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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Distance

  • Ferry
    Gotland Ferry terminal 0.3 km
  • City centre
    City centre 0.4 km

Nearby accommodation

Hostels

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

Adels Hotell & Rekreation

Distance: 554 meters
Adels Hotel & Rekreation - a charming family hotel, situated near the harbour and the ferryterminal to Gotland.
Hotels and guesthouses

Hotell Rum Oscar

Distance: 549 meters
Located centrally, comfortable and pricey! We offer high comfort and standard at the best price. Hotell Rum Oscar is located in the city centre of Oskarshamn, close to communications, shopping, bars and restaurants.