Enjoy Öland as never before
Point of interest
Mellby Ör Inn has a great location in the middle of the Öland world heritage site. We are also right on Bird road, a 50 km stretch from Gårdby in the North to Ottenby in the South. Crow is one of the 19 tourist routes with no less than 31 monuments. It offers a rich selection of hillforts, bird habitats, Rune stones, churches, hiking trails, nature reserves, and much more.
Landmarks along with one way:
1. Gårdby port: small Marina with few boathouses and a dozen or so summer cottages. This is one of the very best venue to see bird migration on Eastern island of Öland.
2. Dröstorps nature reserve: Here the visitor encounters Great Alvar’s topographical most varied parts, many interesting geological phenomenon and a very rich plant and animal life. Dröstorps ödeby-Village was built in the late 1600 ‘s or early 1700 ‘s in connection with an increase in population. It was abandoned since the late 1800 ‘s and the village was left to see corruption.
Björn mote-R available documentation on since 1634.
Tornrör-The largest and most powerful bronze age Cairn in the area.
Dröstorps bog: Alvarsjö with abundant bird life.
3. Sandby firing range: Defunct military firing range. This is often seen wading birds on the open surfaces and small birds in dungarna.
Sandby borg Sandby borg is the only one of the old burghers of Öland, which is located on the waterfront. The Castle has been shown to incubate on a dramatic story and gives us an insight into today it sometimes violent life on the island of Öland during the migration period (400-550 a.d.).
4. Frösslundamossen: Alvarsjö which is a beautiful bird.
5. Möckelmossen: Möckelmossen is the largest alvarsjö of Öland, which means that it keeps water all year round. In the bog can both Pike perch are found. In the southern part of the bog is an information site with show, parking and disabled toilet.
6. Stenåsa bathing place: Quiet sandy beach with a sandy bottom, large grassy areas for activities, kid-friendly.
Stenåsa observation tower-Located at the beach and the perfect spot to enjoy Eastern Ölands bird stretch.
Triberga-Alby bog: Triberga-Alby bog is representative of Large limestone wetlands. The wetland is formed by damming against Eastern country castle. Triberga-Alby bog had a similar distribution in the early 1800 ‘s as today. The chips are then millennia pasture and grazed by cattle and horses.
8. Triberga Castle: the Castle has an inner diameter of 60 meters and is slightly elliptical. The construction resembles eketorp. It is likely that they were used during the same time period.
9. Triberga mode: a mode was previously an informal site for smaller boats. Today it is mainly known for Triberga location to see many different species of birds.
10. Tingstad splinters: tingstad chip is two pieces, over three meters high, tillhuggna kalkstensflisor which is standing high up on the old embankment. In an open landscape visible chips from afar and they have probably served as benchmarks for those who traveled over the Alvar. The place was first mentioned in a document of 1393. According to folk tradition gathered people from the villages around to vgöra joint matters, resolving disputes and hand down judgments.
11. George’s damming: A 1 km long fine gravel road leading down to the beach in the Kingdom. It has beautiful sea-land, a small sandy beach and South of this huge fossil-rich plain somewhat similar-sized salsgolv. George’s Damming is a restored birds with obersvationsplattform.
12. The Kingdom of alvar nature reserve: Heathland with high species diversity, including the endemic Alvarmalörten.
13. The Kingdom of burial grounds: One of Öland’s biggest burial ground, excavations have shown that the town played an important role during the iron age.
14. Skärlövs fishing port: small fishing port with a BBQ and swimming pier.
15. Rest stop (Skärlövs alvar): When a former ban guard cabin, there is a rest area with shelters, restrooms and Grill area. 16. Sculpture trail (Mellbys alvar): one kilometer long hiking trail, including the sculpture set table. A resting place for body and soul, on the old embankment.
17. Mellby for: nature and birds on the coast with 1.5 km walk from the highway.
18. Segerstads Lighthouse: the lighthouse area is one of the best places to view bird migration along the East coast of Öland. The lighthouse, from 1883, is on a 2 km walk or bike ride from the highway.
19. J.A.G.S. Museum/tourist information: Museum of wood sculptures by Johan August Gustafsson (1852-1932) who lived his whole life in segerstads parish in southeastern Öland. He was a farmer and seaman, but above all he was an artist, sculptor and furniture maker. There are also tourist information and coffee service in the summer.
20. Seby burial: burial ground are from the iron age and is one of Öland’s biggest with 285 ancient monuments within 1 kilometre. The large erect chips give the area a monumental character.
Seby rune stone: stone is Öland largest Runestone. The inscription is from the 1100 ‘s and reads “Ingjald and Näf and Sven, they let themselves drive the stone after Rodmar, their father”.
22. Seby location: bathing area with a pier into the ocean. South of the beach there are nice meadows and shallow beaches for bird watching at Gammalsby Lake. The chips at the Seby location is nice orchid sites.
Träby borg: this is one of most original borg plants. It consists of three adjoining walls of round or oval planform. There is not much left of the plant. No archaeological finds are known from the plant.
24. Solberga nature reserves: the reserve is situated to the West of the village of Sher. Follow route 136 to the road that cuts the Alvar, between the South West and the village of Torngård With in the East. Along the way there is a parking and information site with picnic tables, roughly in the middle of the Moor. From here you can follow the foot-bridge strövstigen up to the reserve.
25. Grass farm fishing port: access to dry toilets, dustbins, electricity and water in the summer. The observation platform for birding on the north side of the harbour.
26. Mellstaby nature reserves: the reserve is located south of the nature reserve Solberga alvar located on the Stora alvaret Torngård Södra Möckleby between and. The reserve can be reached most easily by foot via Solberga alvar from the information and parking lot which is located roughly in the middle of the Moor along the way. The reserve can also be reached on foot in its southeastern part, where there is an information sign. Stiles is in the reserve’s Eastern and western part.
27: Kvinnsgröta nature reserve: this is one of the nature reserves on the Stora Alvaret. It borders in the North to Mellstaby alvar. To the West lie the large rock outcrops. In the eastern parts of the district runs a number of ridges in North-direction.
28: eketorp fortress: few places in Sweden has as many Antiquities as Öland. There are 19 iron age hill forts, but the only one that has been excavated completely and reconstructed. The excavations took place between 1964 and 1974, reconstructions began then, and in 1984 opened the Museum in the restored Castle of King Carl XVI Gustaf.
29. Näsby bathing place: local bathing area with Jetty, toilet, beach and grass. Located in Ridge parish, 5 km along the eastern main road north of the Ridge Church, Ottenby.
30. Dano-wall: The 4.5 km long Dano wall was built across the island of Öland in the 1650 ‘s and separated the Royal farm land from the rest of the kronoallmänningen. The wall was not to withhold the King Estate’s deer but rather a territorial marking from the King’s side.
31. Öland and the Ottenby nature reserve on the southern tip of Öland: Ottenby is one of Sweden’s finest and most visited nature reserves. The area is perhaps best known for the abundance of migratory birds and birding. This rest and breed a large number of waders, ducks, geese and small birds, and this carried on ringing and migratory bird research since 1946. It offers exceptional flora and fauna.
King’s stones-the King’s rocks are two standing stones marking a grave holding, from the iron age. They are located just west of the car park in southern Ottenby lund.
Shäferiängarna-Shäferieängarna is a part of the Ottenby nature reserve. It is one of Northern Europe’s largest hay meadows and consists of vast pastures with interesting geological formations (embankments). This flower species that depend on eyebright and of-Parnassus. On the large pastures with grazing sheep and nature conservation are carried out cattle from Ottenby demesne. Långe Jan Lighthouse Långe Jan is 41.6 metres high. If you go the 197 steps up to the top, you get a fantastic view of the sea and Southern Öland. The Lighthouse is a listed building and is situated in the Ottenby nature reserve.
Visitor centre-here you can see the bird exhibits and learn about the birds ‘ stretch or about nature in the Ottenby nature reserve. Test how different bird sounds or ask questions to the staff on how to see some birds. It offers information materials and books to buy.