Varberg ( old spelling: Warberg ) is a town in the Swedish province of Halland County and the landscape of Halland. Varberg, located on the Kattegat, is the chief town of Varberg.


On the origin of the name Varberg there are several theories. So to have originated in the 14th century as a tribute to the city fortifications Varberg ( " Wehrenberg "). Also referenced vaktberg and vårdkaseberg what " signal fire on damp hill". Originally the settlement was called Getakär and in 1343 for the first time mentioned as such in writing.

In the town of Varberg live about 26,000 inhabitants. The place is not overly dominated by tourism, although the attractive location of the city attract with beautiful sandy beaches and numerous tourist attractions such as the castle and the spa Svartekällan, many tourists.

In Varberg Varberg Fästning the stands. The fortress was built in the 13th century. From the mid- 17th century, the fort served as a prison. 1931, the last prisoner was released. At its core is a house built in the 13th century castle. Today, the castle houses the Museum Historiske with a bog body from the 14th century ( Bocksten man). 10 km east of the city lies the burial ground at Högaberg.

Church of Varberg

Heijlska Villa


Varberg is connected to Gothenburg and Lund by the railway Västkustbanan and by the Viskadalsbanan with Boras.

From Varberg there is a ferry to Grenaa in Denmark.


In Varberg there is an occurrence of Charnockite. This deposit was in mining since the 19th century. The dark green rock has been used because of its attractive appearance in the tomb manufacturing.