Järna Bed and Breakfast Rum och Frukost – Bed and Breakfast – i Järna, Sweden
  • About Järna

    Järna is village with a couple of thousand inhabitants, 10 kilometers south of Södertälje (50 kms south of Stockholm). Järna is a place where humans have lived for very long but the present village started to grow in the late 1800/early 1900’s when the railway to Stockholm was established. Järna was the end station for the Swedish kings when they went for summerholidays at their summer castle, Tullgarn. In Järna they made a change over from train to horse and carrige. Countess Löwen at Kallfors sold and donated a large number of sites around the station area and then established Järna station community. Our house is situated on one of these sites. It was buillt in 1921.
    Today you can reach Järna via commuter train from Stockholm, Södertälje and Gnesta or by car, via motorway, E4.
    Järna has long been an attraction for alternativ life; alternative medicine, alternative forms of education and plant cultivation. Anthroposophy, health food, Waldorf schools and biodynamic gardening are things that belong in Järna. Half of the schoolchildren in Järna municipal district (part of Södertälje municipality) goes in Waldorf schools.
    Järna is anthroposophy’s main center in Scandinavia and as such filled with many interesting ideas. The establishment began here as early as 1935 (Mikaelgården).
    The news media sometimes bundles together the so-called “anthroposophical activities” in the Järna; everything from bread baking (Saltå Kvarn) to the caretaking of adults with mental deficiencies, in a single bundle. Done in this way and they become Södertälje’s third largest employer after Scania and AstraZeneca.

    Check Wikipedia if you want to know more about “anthroposophy”, “Waldorf school”, “organic farming”, etc.