Stiftsgarden Stjarnholm, Nyköping, 611 92, Sweden
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A hungry statue.
In this mall you can find free maps.
Bicycles on the shopping street
Travel Tips for Nyköping
Tourist office in Nyköping.
Here you will get all kind of help you need. If you need to ask for any questions about Nyköping or any events that will place in Nyköping. You will also get free maps and brochures about Nyköping. You can also book events here and also get information about other cities in the region.
You can also buy some tourist souvenirs which you can bring home to your friends and family.
F11 Air Force Museum
Not the biggest airplane museum in Sweden (that's Linköping) but if you are into it, the museum at Skavsta airport has a few planes and a small exhibition. Open the last Sunday of every month and in high season during Wednesday afternoons.
"History of Nyköping"
The area bears traces of settlers since around 2,000 BC. In the early medieval age, around 1,000 AD, Nyköping was a capital of one the many Swedish petty kingdoms. In the 13th century, construction on the Nyköping Fortress was begun; the following century it became the strongest fortress of the country. The coat of arms probably depicts the fortress, or one of its towers.
In 1317 the Nyköping Banquet took place, a renowned episode in Sweden's history, when King Birger of Sweden captured his two brothers as a revenge for earlier sufferings and had them imprisoned without food until they starved to death.
The earliest known charter dates from 1444, making it one of the now defunct Cities in Sweden. In the 16th century Nyköping became the seat of duke Charles who later became Charles IX of Sweden. With the status of a Royal residential seat, Nyköping was at its peak of development.
In 1665 large parts of the city including the fortress were damaged in a fire. The same thing happened again in 1719 when Russian troops invaded the city. It was then rebuilt with its current street plan.
Nyköping was industrialized relatively early compared to the rest of Sweden. In the early 19th century, textile industry was established, and the population soon rose as Nyköping's industry grew.
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