The last day of The Crown Princess Couple's first joint visit to Västergötland
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel look at energy-efficient housing in Brogården, where for the first time an area built as part of Sweden's Million Programme has been converted into passive housing. Photo: Adam Ihse/Scanpix.
The Crown Princess Couple began Saturday 23 October by attending a seminar given by UNA Sweden in connection with UN Day in Gothenburg.
They then continued to Brogården in Alingsås. Brogården is a residential area that was built between 1971 and 1973 as part of Sweden's Million Programme. Brogården has now been converted into passive housing, i.e. well-insulated buildings that are largely heated by energy that is already contained in the building.
The Crown Princess Couple then moved on to Flämslätt in Skara, where lunch was provided by Varnhem Diocesan Centre and Residential Study Centre.
In the afternoon they visited Varnhem Abbey. The Romanesque-Gothic abbey is the resting place of Birger Jarl, who founded Stockholm, and — according to tradition — four other Swedish mediaeval kings.
The Crown Princess Couple rounded off their Västergötland visit at Gothia Science Park in Skövde. The idea behind Gothia Science Park is to offer a combined innovative environment for companies with ambitions of growth.