In English - how it works

Hittaut starts on April 1st and runs up until November 5th.

We have placed a lot of checkpoints all around Alingsås. The idea is to find the checkpoints with the help of the map and/or GPS. You can use your cell-phone and the webmap or a physical map that you get for free.


THE MAP AND CHECKPOINTS

On the map there are 125 numbered checkpoints with color-codes explaining the difficulty.

  • Green = very easy (accessible with bike, pram or wheelchair)

  • Yellow = easy

  • Red = medium

  • Black = difficult

Some of the checkpoints are placed out from May 1st, June 1st and August 1st, while some are taken away at August 10th. These are marked on the map and on the checkpoint description. There are even six secret checkpoints that will not be published until September 17th.

At every checkpoint there is a one meter high "hittaut"-pole.

On the pole there are Hittaut-decals, the checkpoint-number and the code. Note the code (one letter) and register it on the homepage. There are also reflexes on the pole, so you will be able to find your checkpoint even in he dark.

You can download the map in your cell-phone or pick up a free paper map.

HERE YOU CAN GET A FREE PAPER MAP

  • ICA Maxi foyer shop

  • Kulturhuset (the Culture house)

  • Alingsås Tidning

  • Hjortgården

REGISTER YOUR CHECKPOINTS ONLINE

When you have found your first checkpoint, or even before you start, you can register here on orientering.se/hittaut/alingsas.

Every checkpoint you register (with the letter-code) on the homepage, becomes a lottery ticket and you can win prizes.

It's valuable for the project that you register, since both we and our sponsors whant to know how many checkpoint finders we'll be.

Special checkpoints

12. Memorial to chapel

Text engraved on the stone.


13. Scout cabin

The house was built in the beginning of the 20th century as a sanatorium (old type of hospital for tbc patients) and was also used as a home for blind people in the beginning of the 20ies.


14. Grave field

An old cementery from before we were Christianized. There is an information board by the parking.


18. Railway station

”Västgötabanan” was opened in 1900 and was an important lifeblood between the countryside at Skaraborg and the port of Göteborg. In Gräfsnäs there was a restaurant by the railway, where the trains had a stop on it’s way to Skara. The railway line was closed down around 1970. The station is now the terminus for the 12 km long museum railway Anten-Gräfsnäs.


20. Ruin of the gunpowder shed

According to the records this should be the foundations for the castle’s gunpowder shed, where the gunpowder was kept on a safe distance from the castle.


22. Escape passage

Here the escape passage opened out into the moat. Under ground there are several remains of foundations, gangways and walls. At the attack in 1612, when the Danes took and burned down the castle, the lord was said to have escaped through the passage right before the attack.


23. Tree of love

Together with the associations, Tonart and Kulturföreningen Tornet, one can experince land art in the Gräfsnäs castle park and Nolhaga park. This piece of art has been created by Dane Jörn Rönnau.


25. Bride's meadow

The story says that the giant Åland, who was lonely, abducted a fairy and locked her up in this cave, called the Brides meadow. But the fairy couldn’t stand being a prisoner and threw herself from the cliff.


30. Memorial of the attack at Brobacka

In 1556, during the Nordic seven-year war, the Danish troops were attacked by the Swedish at this spot. There is an information board.


45. Brogården

The residential area was built in 1971-73 as part of Miljonprogrammet (the Million program). 2007-14 Brogården was given a new life when the buildings were renovated with passive house technique, which meant that the outer walls became very insulated. Today the houses are heated mostly by the residents themselves, just by being indoors.


56. Alingsås Tidning

The old wooden house has been the home for Alingsås Tidning ever since it was built in 1890. Up until 1982, the printing presses were also in the house.


57. Gustav Adolfskolan

The school opened in 1901 as one of Sweden’s first six-year ”sam-real” schools. In 1966 it became a ”hög-stadie” school and two years later it was given the name Gustav Adolfskolan.


58. The Pump House

The beautiful brick building has had a big importance in the history of the city. It was inaugurated in 1899 to give the citizens of Alingsås fresh water. At the same time pipes were drawn to the new water tower at Härsberget (special checkpoint 2016). Before the water supply came from Lillån (see checkpoint 65).


59. Villa Plantaget

It was built as a epidemic hospital in 1904. It has been used as a hostel for many years. Beautifully situated in the beech woods of Plantaget park. The park has a several centuries long history with, among other things, tobacco cultivation.


60. Brunnsparken

The park was constructed in the 1820ies as a promenade for the guests, who came to drink the healthy water from a well in the park. The mounds around the park, was originally riverbanks of Säveån. The marshy area is a perfect enviroment for moisture-loving plants.


61. Skateparken

It was built in 2004 by the Pingst church and it is one of the first concrete skate parks in Sweden. It has recently been renovated and extended and is today owned by Alingsås kommun.


62. Rådhuset (the Town Hall)

One of Alingsås oldest buildings. It was originally built as the private residence for Patrik Alströmer, Jonas Alströmer’s oldest son. 85 % of the wood panel are the original one from 1769. The building was acquired by the city, when Alingsås was without a town hall.


63. Järtas Park

Fredrik Rutger Järta terminated his career as a public servant in Stockholm and settled in Alingsås. He died in 1882 and in his will he donated the piece of land, that today is called Järta’s Park, to the city. This piece of land shall remain being a park and it is not allowed to be built on.


64. Lindens preschool

The building is classified as a cultural historic valuable property, because there are not many houses with towers in the inner city. It was erected in 1907 and was at the time very modern. The well known chief of police equipped his house with battlements and towers.


65. Lillån (the Small stream)

It’s original name is Gerdska stream and is the outlet from the lake Gärdsken and after a kilometer it ends in Säveån. The stream was of big importance for the city life in the old days. It was used for washing and fishing roach, but also as a drainage ditch, since the drain pipes ended in the stream.


66. Ekskogens preschool

It was built in 2017 and is classified as a low energy house, which means it has 25% lower power consumption. The facade is built from a enviromentaly friendly panel that blends beautifully with the surroundings.


109. Kungsflygeln (the King’s Wing)

It was built in 1626 and should be Alingsås kommun’s oldest non-sacred building. The legend says that the Swedish king Gustav II Adolf stayed here once during a war against Denmark.


119. Domarring (Judges ring)

From the iron age. There is an information board.

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