The Vasa Monument
In 1521, Norrala parish in Söderhamn was visited by the nobleman Gustav Eriksson Vasa, who was attempting to start a revolt against the Danish rule of Sweden. The farmers and workers of modern Söderhamn were however not impressed by his speech and sent him on his way.
The farmers turned out to be on the wrong side of history. Gustav had better luck in other provinces and successfully rallied the country against the Danes. In 1523, two years after his visit to Söderhamn, he could enter Stockholm and ascend the throne as king Gustav I (Gustav Vasa), regarded as the father of modern Sweden.
The monument was erected in 1773 and bears an inscription in period Swedish.