Sotheby's International Realty - Motala, E

Medevi Brunn is the oldest health resort in Sweden and was founded in 1678 by Privy Counsellor Gustaf Soop, together with Doctor Urban Hjärne. The most influential persons of Sweden chose to visit Medevi for medication, recreation and enjoyment. Between 1688 and 1694, Medevi was owned by the dowager queen, Hedvig Eleonora, thus endowing Medevi with royal lustre. Medevi’s distinction as the leading health resort in Sweden, enthusiastically frequented by the ruling class of the time, as well as by foreign royalty, enabled Medevi to occupy the most prominent place in the spa and health resort culture of the 18th and 19th centuries. Medevi Brunn is located about 15 kilometres north of Motala and can be reached by taking a side road of Highway 50, which is connected on the south to the E20 and on the north to the E4. Örebro, Norrköping, Linköping, Jönköping and many other large and small communities are located within 100 kilometres of Medevi Brunn. The operations of the company known as Medevi Brunn AB include the preservation of Medevi Brunn and its ambiance, the management of the real property and personal chattel of the company, as well as conducting, or retaining others to conduct, activities connected to the milieu and history of Medevi Brunn. The company is owned by about 30 shareholders. The largest of these is a foundation, Stiftelsen Medevi Brunns Framtid, which holds 66.3 % of the shares. The rest of the shares are divided amongst private owners. The primary asset of the company are the properties registered as Medevi Brunn 2:1, 2:11, 2:13, 2:14 and 2:15, as well as Medevi 3:2 and Odensberg 1:1, which have a combined land area of 462 hectares, as well as 77 hectares covered by water. On the properties are 72 buildings, of which 70 have been designated as landmarks. The buildings date back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The combined total area of the buildings (Sw. BTA) is about 11,890 square meters. In addition, there are farm and auxiliary buildings. The company also owns all the shares of Hotell Medevi Brunn AB, which operate a hotel, hostel, conference facilities and a restaurant, and organizing weddings and other events, as well as hosting fairs and exhibitions arranged by third parties.