The planning and laying out of the streets and buildings of Kristianstad began in 1614 under the direction of King Christian IV. The first town in Scandinavia to be built according to Renaissance ideals, it is split by a canal into two sections that are laid out as almost mirror images of each other. Kristianstad continues to be a leader in civic planning and is now trying to become a fossil fuel free city. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Kristianstad is both easy and economical.
The location of Kristianstad permitted the building of a town that would be an unassailable fortress. Split in two by a canal, the smaller portion became the administrative center and the larger was set aside as the market and a center for trade and craftsmen. The most notable building is the Church of the Holy Trinity, built by King Christian IV in the early 17th century. The countryside around Kristianstad is rich in history as well, mounds, cairns and menhirs bear witness to prehistoric populations and many of the almost fifty churches in the area date back to the 12th century. Walking is the best way to see the city but a rental car is suggested to visit sites outside the city. Kristianstad's Vattenrike is an Eco-museum that extends for 35 kilometers along the Helge River. The area offers opportunities for hiking, kayaking, bird watching, fishing and guided tours among other activities. Of course the town itself offers wonderful opportunities for walking and cycling either on your own or with a guide. Questions about driving in Kristianstad? Our driving information page should provide answers.
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