Blogging about Norway and the Nordic countries; our culture, traditions and habits of course includes our significant four seasons. Sometimes I see a place in the winter time and am thinking; I have to show the same spot in the summer, to show the difference. Here is one from our favourite mini golf courses. I take it you see which season is which :lol:

Mariestad Mini Golf in Sweden - Winter
Bäcken mini golf course in Mariestad, Sweden.
Mariestad Mini Golf in Sweden - Summer

My regular readers know I love winter and snow with all the great outdoors activities it allows. However, miniature golf is best played in the summertime I admit :-)

Bäcken Summer House:
While I’m at it, lets take a look at this summer attraction, which is walking distance from our vacation home; Mariestad Missionary Church Summer Activity Centre, with generous lawns and views of Lake Vänern attracts both locals and tourists for long coffee breaks. A very nice café plus lots of attractions and outdoors activities: The unique miniature golf course, a child friendly play area, courts for beach volleyball, Frisbee, Boule (= Boccia) and even canoes for rent.

The Mini Golf course:
Its very special as each and every hole symbolises a building, construction or attraction from Mariestad city or surroundings. Here you see one:
Mariestad Mini Golf
Mariestad Cathedral (tower in the center)

If you like to see and learn more about this very special course, you are welcome to read my post: Golfing in the streets of Mariestad.

There is a great difference between the summer time and winter time in Scandinavia as you can well see. All of the seasons are wonderful of course, however it is much easier to hit a hole in one in the summer season, and enjoy your sled in the winter!


  1. Renny, superb – the contrast of the Nordics – the 4 seasons.

    I hope we can experience “4 seasons” on our way back from you know where, even culture and technology. I say no more.

    We are now in France

  2. I like to look at snow, just not be in snow. I’m a fair weather kind of gal. Summer is the best time of year.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and Diane. :)

  3. Looks to be REALLY fun … mini golf was the link to my play at championship courses when younger ;-)
    Love the photos Renny !

  4. Hard to believe it’s the same spot!

  5. Quite a contrast! Same as Canada, one country, three seasons… or more!

  6. Nice post. The winter/summer photos are neat.

  7. I can’t get over how completely different everything is in winter compared to summer. It’s totally fascinating. I’d have to buy a whole new wardrobe of clothes just for winter…wouldn’t that be a shame?

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  10. Great pictures. Amazing how different it is winter and summer!

  11. A great difference indeed and I love both summer & winter in Norway :D

  12. Nice to see the difference a few months can make ;-)

  13. Excellent showing. Well, you know me, I’ll not enjoying winter unless indoors in the cozy warmth together with hubby…. *giggles*

  14. We see Summer all year round and it kind of gets boring. :)

    I might not be able to take the cold winter if I go to Norway.

  15. I love the comparison on that spot in winter and summer! We finally got some real summer weather here in Boston, and some people are complaining that it’s too hot. I’ll take the heat over snow any day! :-)

  16. Looks like a fun mini-golf course, with beautiful landscape to boot. Keep smiling :-)

  17. do you play mini golf in full of snow field ? i think summer games would be much better

  18. Snow is beautiful for a while then the shoveling begins and it is not so pretty anymore. I lived where it snowed for 9 months of the year and it got old really quick. All of this snow was in Northern California. I prefer the sunny California weather in Southern California myself, no snow.

    Love and Blessings,

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