Pressbyråns are the Swedish equivalent of a 7/11. You can get confectionary (lollies and chocolate), chips, drinks, newspapers, magazines, stamps and (small) post packages and even in some (that have the ATG sign) place bets.
Their prices are a little higher than what you find things for in a supermarket (e.g. 50cl bottle of Coca-Cola is 19 SEK, in a supermarket like Hemköp that would cost 10,90 SEK), but the Pressbyråns are very convenient to use.
In Linköping there is one at the central station (you can also buy a bus pass there as well), at Stora Torget and one on Fogdegatan in Skäggetorp (north-west of the city).
Countryside Icelandic horse riding
In the vicinity of the historical countryside of Ekenäs castle Sjöberga Islandshästgård offers riding activities for both beginners and experienced riders. All from lessons for total beginners to countryside riding, ranging from 1 hour to full-day trips. Accommodation is possible in a comfortable house or room with breakfast.
The tower was built with the help of the State Lottery organized in 1747-1758 and was rebuilt between 1877-1886 by Helgo Zettervall.
In 1960 the two east towers were added.
The tower is 107 meters high.
Van Heemskerck's tryptich
The triptych made by the Dutch artist Maerten van Heemskerck had an interesting history.
The altarpiece was made for St Lawrence Church in Alkmaar, Noord-Holland.
During the ruling of the Calvinists, the painting was sold by the city council to the king of Sweden, but while it was transported to the new location an accident took place.
The triptych was miraculously rescued and donated by the king to the Linkoping cathedral.
Today in Alkmaar church can be seen a giant printed reproduction of the triptych.
*L I N K Ö P I N G*
In mid-August 2007 I moved to Linköping (from Australia) for a year. I was in Linköping as a student attending Linköpings universitet and undertook a masters program on Scandinavian history and completed a basic Swedish language class.
This page has tips for tourists and travellers alike, but also has information for people starting university here. This is because when I was looking for information before I came here, I didn't find that much to help me out (maybe I was looking in the wrong places, I don't know). So some tips may be a little more student orientated, but I will point that out in the tip anyway.
Linköping is found about 200km south-west from Stockholm. It has a population of approx. 100,000 people.
It is a beautiful little city, with barn shaped houses, cobled streets in the city centre, colourful buildings, forests and a lake (Roxen) nearby as well. It is a charming place both in summer and in winter.
One thing I noticed on my first day here as well is that it has a high number of pizza restaurants... it seems pizzerias are the equivalent of an Australian pub here :).
Another thing I noticed, that is quite different to Australia, but seems very common in the Nordic countries and other areas of Europe... is the amount of people riding their bikes!
Just look at this photo taken at the train station - and on the opposite side there were just as many. In the end I did not buy a bike... however for the last three months I lived here I borrowed one of my friends (as he had somehow ended up with two). I highly recommend getting a bike if you come here to study.