Alsters herrgård Alsters herrgård - The memorial estate of Gustaf Fröding Alsters herrgård is a traditional Swedish 18th century manor house, situated in beautiful natural surroundings, overlooking Lake Vänern. In 1860, the great Swedish poet Gustaf Fröding was born here. The manor is situated eight kilometres east of Karlstad. Alsters herrgård consists of several buildings and a manor park. It is closely connected to walking trails, a beach and an observation tower for bird-watching. There is a café that serves lunches and homemade breads and pastries, in addition to a number of other businesses such an art gallery, a gift shop and Slöjdens hus, which houses a craft shop as well as craft exhibitions. There is also an exhibition about Gustaf Fröding for which pre-booked guided tours in English are available. The manor house is typically open during the summer season from May until September, with lunches, guided tours and refreshments on offer daily.