Important information before your visit

The visitor center Naturum Hornborgasjön is now open to visitors again. We have made several adjustments to make your visit safer, both for you and for our staff. Here you can read and prepare before your visit to the nature reserve and the visitor center.



Last update, 27th May 2021

Remember to

  • Stay home if you feel sick.

  • Show consideration for both other visitors and nature


Opening hours

  • Naturum Hornborgasjön is open:

    April 29-June 13, Thursdays – Sundays at 10-16

    June 14 – August 29, Mondays – Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm,

    Closed the 25th -26th of June (Midsummer)

    Closed the 24th of August


  • Café Doppingen is open:

    April 18-June 13, Thursdays-Sundays at 11-16

    June 14-August 22, Monday – Sundays 11-16

    Closed the 25th -26th of June (Midsummer)

    August 23-September 26, Thursdays-Sundays at 11-16

    September 27-October 31, Saturdays-Sundays at 11-16




This applies during your visit at naturum

  • A maximum of 20 visitors inside the visitor center


  • Wait until the lamp at the front door lights up green before entering. If it is red, you have to wait to enter.


  • The visitor center may close at short notice during especially busy hours. This is to reduce the risk of crowd inside. But the nature is always open. There will also be activities that you can do yourself outdoors. Th visitor center will reopen as soon as there is a bit less crowded.


  • The fourth floor with the observation tower inside the visitor center is closed to reduce the risk of people crowding there.


  • We only accept swish (app) and credit cards as payment in the visitor center shop. No cash payment.


  • Markings on the floor and on signs remind you to keep your distance, 2 m, like the wingspan of a crane.


  • We have expanded our cleaning and hygiene routines.


  • Hand disinfection is available to you as a visitor.


  • Naturum has separate entrance and exit.


At times when there are a lot of visitors, the road around Fågeludden is only one-way. Follow the loop you see on the map. This helps us to keep respectful distance to each other. (You can click on the map to enlarge it).

The loop is about 800 meters long and leads you back to the parking lot. If you, for various reasons, can’t get that far, you are of course welcome to turn around and follow the boardwalk back again.



Café Doppingen follows the restrictions that are set for cafés and restaurants.

The food is served from the kitchen and not as a buffet. This means that it can take a little longer than usual with the serving. Café Doppingen has a separate entrance and exit.

A maximum of four people can sit at each table. They have a large outdoor deck and it is also possible to buy and bring your “fika” or lunch with you out in nature. You can book a table in advance if you contact the café.

Activities in nature 

At the moment we do not offer any guided tours. However, we have activities that you can do on your own with your family or friends. The activities are available between Thursdays and Sundays between 10-16. You can pick up instructions at the visitor center.


Become a nature detective

Solve a nature mysteries together! Get a map from the guides at the visitor center and follow it to the four clues. Can you figure out the answer to the mystery and find the suspect?


How to get here 

Naturum and Café Doppingen is located just outside the village Broddetorp about a mile south of Varnhem. From here it is just as close to the three nearest towns; Skara, Falköping and Skövde. Only about two miles.

When you approach Broddetorp, it is signposted to Naturum Hornborgasjön. Brown road signs with the text Hornborgasjön also lead you here.


The staff at the visitor center naturum Hornborgasjön will help you with answer to your questions and help you find your way further out into nature and beautiful Skaraborg.

If you want to get in touch with us before your visit, you can reach us via: or 0046 10 224 50 10

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