Stora Torget Box 19, Vasteras, SE
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Information sign outside the church.
Me and the runic stone
Veiw from SkyBar
Runic stone at Anundshög
looking for a cheap place to stay for one night there. any suggestion?
Link to the local touristboard:
This is their Tourist Board hostel, open all year:
Click on "kontakta oss" to see their contact details if you want to book.
It says there is a bus from the city centre that takes 15 minutes...I can't verify this as I've only stopped in Västerås for a few hours ages ago...
Re: Re: Accommodation
thanks. i'll check it out
Travel Tips for Västerås
Fiholm is not an easy spot to find, you almost have to know where it is to find it. Luckily I had a good guide with me, so I had no problems at all. Fiholm is located just north-east of Kvicksund, on a side road of road 53. When you drive on little road through the beautiful countryside you will find the sign pointing you in the direction of Fiholm. The only big problem is that this last little road is not accessible for cars :-( So you either walk, hahaha, or take the car anyway :-) And that's what we did, without having any problems at all.
Fiholm is a private residence and is not open for the public. So I only took a quick look from the entrance of the castle. Although it is not very 'castle like' it is a lovely place to see.
Fiholm was the seat for the local bishops as early as the 1300's. The estate that you see now was built in 1772 in neo-classic style by Councillor Carl Johan Ridderstolpe.
The last tip I want to write about this road from Rytterne to Västerås is about Asköviken Nature Reserve. Asköviken is located on the shore of Lake Mälaren and it is one of the best bird watching sites of Sweden. There area extensive marshes on this part of the lake. There are several hiking trails going through this area. One of the places you have to go to is the ancient fortification, west of Tidö Castle on Stensjöberget, which offers some beautiful views.
You can read more about the Asköviken Nature Reserve on this website : http://www.internat.naturvardsverket.se/index.php3?main=/documents/nature/eramsar/omraden/asko_e.htm
Not far from the Anundshög mound is this amazing labyrinth. It is not clear what it was used for, but it is thought it might have been used to put a girl in the middle and a boy then had to find his way through the labyrinth to marry her.
Statue at the Town Hall
This statue takes a prominent place at the city hall. You have to look up though, otherwise you will miss seeing it, as it is high up in the sky. But if you look up, you can't miss seeing this gold coloured bull glittering in the sky. This statue 'The Bull' is from 1963 by Gunnar Runefelt. In popular speech it is also called 'den gyllene kalven' (the golden calf).
Statue of Johannes Rudbeckius
I've mentioned this name before, Bishop Johannes Rudbeckius. He is the famous Västerås bishop (1619-1646) and founder of the gymnasium. He was a strong pioneer whose activities meant a lot for the city. You can see this statue of him is in front of the cathedral. The statue is made by Carl Milles. Carl Milles is the artist that also made the beautiful statue (one of my favourites) in Eskilstuna, called the 'Hand of God'.
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Address: Stora Torget Box 19, Vasteras, SE