The Royal Republic of Ladonia

If you are eager explorer or perhaps attended LTH orientation week hike in the Kullaberg Nature Reserve, you might have heard someone mention the term ‘Nimis’. Standing tall on the northern shore of the Kullaberg Nature Reserve, is a series of striking wooden towers connected by labyrinth pathways constructed mostly out of driftwood. Construction of Nimis started in 1980 by artist Lars Vilksand, with predictable subsequent disputes between the local council and the artist. In 1996, the micronation of Landonia was proclaimed in protest of the local council and is even currently presided over by a Queen and a president.

If you enjoy hiking and the outdoors, visiting Nimis should be added to your Swedish to-do list. Hiking through the nature research in the colour spectacle that is autumn, was awe-inspiring and I would highly recommend it. Best way to get there…hire a car with a group of friends. Works out affordable and leads to a much shorter hike compared to public transport. Once you’ve arrived at Himmerlstorps parking area, a short hike following a series of yellow Ns painted on trees as no official signpost to Nimis exist. Down the steep decent to the coast where a wooden arch welcome you to the Royal Republic of Ladonia and it’s time to explore and climb some towers.

Cheers for now!

Johan

Hiking trail descending to the coast

Hiking trail descending to the coast

The driftwood towers of Nimis

The driftwood towers of Nimis

Autumn colours of the Kullaberg nature reserve

Autumn colours of the Kullaberg nature reserve

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