Hotel Eskilstuna

Strangnasvagen 6, Eskilstuna, 63349, Sweden
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Skivlagret in Tuna Park.Skivlagret in Tuna Park.

The toilettes at Rådhusplatsen.The toilettes at Rådhusplatsen.

The stuff is cleaning.The stuff is cleaning.

It is a very good area to ski in.It is a very good area to ski in.

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Bus shedule ?

by sprdak11

Hello. Does anybody know any website when I can check the bus shedule in the city of Eskilstuna?
I would like to get from the main railway station to Tunaforsgatan, which bus should I take to get there?

Re: Bus shedule ?

by puerto_lover

Your previous question was answered with the Bus details. Its possible to search for the route using the web site. It also shows a map.
However look at the GOOGLE MAPS and when you open it put in the Search Box;

Tunaforsgatan, 63356 Eskilstuna Municipality, Sweden

Look at the Google Satellite image and you can see the railway station just to the left and above. Eskilstuna Centralstation

The distance between the station and Tunaforsgatan is not great (assuming this is the address you want) about 3 minutes by taxi or 20 walking. The map can show you Directions for both.
The bus route looks indirect.

Re: Bus shedule ?

by marielexoteria

For the winter schedule, starting on Aug 16: http://www.lanstrafiken.se/template/ResePlanerareUnder____5075.aspx. For the current schedule, they recommend you use their travel planner: http://www.lanstrafiken.se/template/ReseplanerareFrameset____3310.aspx.

Hope it helps.

Travel Tips for Eskilstuna

Fors Kyrka in Eskilstuna

by sim1


In these 'general tips' I want to start to give you some more detailed information about the Fors Kyrka in Eskilstuna. To make a good photo of the Fors Kyrka is quite hard because it is all surrounded by trees. But when you visited the church, the leaning angle of the tower is what strikes you at once. It's not leaning as much as the tower of Pisa, but it is leaning over a lot. The tower to this church was added probably in the middle of the 14th century and has had a considerable lean from the time that it is build. To prevent the tower from leaning over more, they put wedges on the outside of the north wall.
The Fors Kyrka is not the first church on this spot. The original wooden church was destroyed by fire, but it was rebuilt in stone in the second half of the 11th century. There are still some traces of this stone church and they are visible in the north wall and the west wall.

The votive ship in the Fors Kyrka

by sim1


Let's start the tour through the interior of the church at the porch on the ground floor of the tower. There are some interesting objects to be seen in this porch. The oldest one is the foot of a granite font from the 12th century. In the wall you can see the bigger part of a gravestone of Peregrinus, a priest from the Johanniterorder that died in 1338. The stone probably came from the Johanniter monastry, and was brought to the Fors Kyrka around 1600.
There are also bits of frescos remaining in the porch, but they are not as clearly to see though.
The only picture I took here (it's very bad lighting in this part of the church, so hard to take any pictures) is the votive ship dating from 1690 hanging from the ceiling.

Fors Kyrka : Anna the third

by sim1


This is a statue of Anna the third from around 1400. I find it amazing to see all these old wood carvings and statues in the church. So much history and it is still there in the church. Not hidden away in any museum, but in their original place. The good part is that the doors to the church are open, so you can visit it when you like. That sunny summer afternoon there was no one else in the church, just us. I thoroughly enjoyed it, taking in all the history that was clearly visible all around me.

Fors Kyrka : the pulpit

by sim1


This is a picture of the pulpit in the Fors Kyrka from around 1650. It was donated by the Lohe family (one of the richest and powerful families in the history of Eskilstuna), together with quite a few other artefacts. The pulpit has wooden sculptures on it that represent the four evangelists, Jesus Christ and Paulus.

Fors Kyrka : gravestones

by sim1


Like I've seen in many old churches, there are gravestones inside this church as well. I always find it interesting to read them, to try and find out how old they are, and read the inscription. That's not always easy though, as they have been faded by the many people walking through the church.

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