gård lies in Axelsberg, a suburb just outside of Stockholm (a 15 minute
subway ride from the city center).
The manor house and its surroundings can be seen in this
first known reference to Hägersten was as a cottage, mentioned in the
year 1432. The present buildings were probably constructed sometime in the
middle of the 1750's. During that time the farm was often visited by the
locally renowned Swedish poet named Carl Michael Bellman, whose sister lived
there. Several of Bellman's songs consequently have their settings in and
around the farm.