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Drakabacken ("The dragon treasure in Sånnaböke", legendary place)

Address: Norra Gamla vägen, 343 37 Älmhult Show map

Address: Norra Gamla vägen, 343 37 Älmhult

At this legendary place in the Land of Legends you'll find something called Drakabacken ("The dragon hill"). It is a place where a fight between a man and a dragon took place, according to an old saga originated by Ingemar Larsson in Virestad.

It is said that Larsson, on a journey to Scania, was attacked by a Dane and in the ensuing fight the Dane was killed. Ingemar Larsson fled homewards, stopping to eat some berries at Sånnaböke. Suddenly he saw a large dragon. He killed the beast with a cudgel and was able to take home the dragon´s silver treasure. The cudgel is preserved in the Museum of Legends in Ljungby.

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