Why is Kristinehamn called Lusasken?
This is the extraordinary piggy bank that has given Kristinehamn its nickname: “Lusasken” is a collection box in which the town’s inhabitants have put money for hundreds of years.

Initially, the funds collected went to poor seamen. The collection box was emptied each year round about the time of the Lucia celebrations. Seamen on their way home often said that they were going home to “Lusseasken”, hence the name. So, throw in a few coins when you pass by! The box is still emptied every 13th December and the money it contains goes to the sea rescue services. The collection box is located in Ölme General Store (Diversehandel) in the town centre.
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Ölme Diversehandel och Kafé
Brandkårsvägen 11
681 30 Kristinehamn
Ölme Diversehandel och Kafé
Brandkårsvägen 11
681 30 Kristinehamn
Municipality: Kristinehamn
Ölme diversehandel
A long red wooden building on two floors. It is located at Svinvallen near Varnan and next to it is Carl Nesjar's full year fountain.
The magazine is located at Svinvallen along the line towards Gästhamnen central in Kristinehamn. Entrance by car is on Brandkårsvägen. Parking is available.
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  • Hearing loop
  • Electric wheelchairs
  • Wheelchair
  • Visual impairment
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