Jönköping Travel Guide

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    Beach on Visingsö
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    Ferry on Lake Vättern
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Jönköping Things to Do

  • Visingsö

    Visingsö is a peaceful little island in the middle of Lake Vättern, only 30 km away from Jönköping. You can find tiny villages, old churches, beautiful fields, forests and of course beaches on the island. The best way to get around Visingsö is to rent a bike right at the harbour. This way you will be able to reach and explore every part of the...

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  • Lake Vättern

    Jönköping is situated at the southern point of Lake Vättern, and the paths around the lake are a great place to go for a walk. From the train station I walked on the west side of the lake on the path there - going past a small stretch of 'beach', through lovely areas (like where the bridge is in the second photo) and into where there was housing...

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  • Match Museum

    Jönköping has the only match museum in the world. After a meal, take a stroll to the museum, which was a match production factory in the past. The building itself is quite unique. I wasn't particularly keen to find out in the match/matchbox industry. But the exhibits show an interesting part of Jönköping's history. The area of the exhibits wasn't...

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  • Gota Kanal

    Go and see Gota Kanal. It's the longest canal in Sweden and is where beautifully located. It streches from west to east of Sweden. In the early days the boats was sometimes draged by horses. Nowadays these roads that the horses walked on is very good bicycle roads if you want to enjoy Gota Kanal from an other perspective than from a boat.

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  • Gränna

    North of Jönköping you will find the small and beautiful village of Gränna. From Gränna you can also take the ferry to the beautiful island of Visingsö and hire a cycle and explore the island. Gränna and Visingsö are a combination which no tourist should miss. And set aside at least a day for the trip if you want to see and take in everything here....

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  • Rådhuset

    This old building dates back to 1860 where it was first used as a school. However, as the school expanded with their intake, they built a new building near it and moved. The building was then taken over by the Municipality of Jönköping in the 1920s. It is a very old building but the interior is still very well-maintained. With high ceilings, no...

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  • Match museum

    Jönköping has the only match museum in the world. After a meal, take a stroll to the museum, which was a match production factory in the past. The building itself is quite unique.I wasn't particularly keen to find out in the match/matchbox industry. But the exhibits show an interesting part of Jönköping's history. The area of the exhibits wasn't...

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  • Exploring the island

    Visingsö is a peaceful little island in the middle of Lake Vättern, only 30 km away from Jönköping. You can find tiny villages, old churches, beautiful fields, forests and of course beaches on the island.The best way to get around Visingsö is to rent a bike right at the harbour. This way you will be able to reach and explore every part of the...

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  • Rådhusparken - nice in autumn

    I walked around the Rådhusparken in Jönköping for a little while when I was there. It is not very big, but it looked very beautiful in autumn when the leaves were turning a golden colour. There is a nice fountain in the centre of the park, although it was not turned on when I was there.There are also quite a few statues found throughout the park....

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  • A nice place to stroll

    Jönköping is situated at the southern point of Lake Vättern, and the paths around the lake are a great place to go for a walk.From the train station I walked on the west side of the lake on the path there - going past a small stretch of 'beach', through lovely areas (like where the bridge is in the second photo) and into where there was housing...

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  • Rådhuset

    This old building dates back to 1860 where it was first used as a school. However, as the school expanded with their intake, they built a new building near it and moved. The building was then taken over by the Municipality of Jönköping in the 1920s. It is a very old building but the interior is still very well-maintained. With high ceilings, no two...

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  • Second Largest Lake in Sweden!

    Jönköping, at the bottom tip of Lake Vättern, is a good vantage point. At the train station, you can cross the overhead bridge. This will bring you a long walking / biking trail that goes for a bit around the lake. It is the prettiest in the morning, especially on days where the skies are clear. Swedes like to sit out and enjoy the good weather. It...

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  • This is Munk lake. The...

    This is Munk lake. The southern part of the lake goes into the city of Jönköping. On the picture you see two kids fishing in the lake on a sunday morning.

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  • Tulin's Things to Do Tip

    Once upon a time......when giants lived and ruled in Sweden, there was a giant called Vist who lived with his wife on the east side of Lake Vättern. One day they went to a family gathering on the other side of the lake. It was a jolly and exhilarating party with a lot of delicious food. When the giant Vist and his wife finally headed home Mrs Vist...

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  • Opening hours1/6 - 31/8...

    Opening hours1/6 - 31/8 Mon-Fri10 - 17 Sat-Sun10 - 15 1/9 - 31/5 Tue-thu12 - 16 Sat-Sun11 - 15 The museum is closed on public holidays and the day preceding public holiday. The museum shop has the same opening hours.Entrance fee:25 kr/person.Free entry for children under 15.Group entrance (minimum of 10 people): 20 kr/person. Guided tours:300...

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Jönköping Restaurants

  • Eat Fresh!

    Okay, so not really Swedish cuisine, but I was craving a chicken teriyaki on a parmesan and oregano roll with lettuce, cheese, tomato and BBQ sauce... mmm it was so good.The subway here is very tiny, I think only enough room for about 6-8 people to sit in there at most. Although if you get a window seat it's a nice place to watch all the people...

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  • This is my travelling...

    This is my travelling partners, Thomas and Edel. We found out that we were quite a good travel-trio, so we are now planning a trip to either Drøbak or USA. We came up with that idea here at McDonalds.

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Jönköping Transportation

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    by Marpessa Written Nov 5, 2007

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    I travelled from Linköping to Jönköping by train. It took me about 3 hours to get there, because I had two transfers (one at Tranås and then another at Nässjö), but only 2 hours to get back (only one transfer at Nässjö). The trains were efficient and on time. They were clean and tickets were checked on each one.

    I really like to travel by train, I think it is a great way to see a country and I had a very nice journey to and from Jönköping.

    A return second class ticket from Linköping to Jönköping will cost you about 460 SEK, but check the website below, as different fairs occur as to whether you are travelling on a regional train or the X2000 (high speed train).

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Jönköping Shopping

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    by Marpessa Updated Nov 28, 2007

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    Östra storgatan is one of the main shopping areas in Jönköping. you will find your usual selection of stores as you would in other Swedish cities and towns.

    In this area you can find: H&M, Vero Moda, Åhlens, Akademia Bokhandel, Kappahl, Stadium, etc. There is also a pharmacy (Apoteket) and banks/ATMs in the area as well.

    There is another street that runs parallell to Östra Storgatan called Smedjegatan, there are some smaller stores along here, some for decorating your home, and others with kids clothes or toys.

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Jönköping Local Customs

  • Culture

    Jönköping offers an amount of different museums. You will probably know that the musical group "The Cardigans" has its roots here..For more info contact the Jönköping Turistsagencyphone 036-10 50 50Fax 036-10 77 68E-mail: turist@stk.jonkoping.se

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  • Take a walk around town and...

    Take a walk around town and have a look at the old buildings, the swedes have quite a few of them, and they are very well restored.

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  • See the pictures from this...

    See the pictures from this beautiful swedish wedding, held in the deepest swedish woods. here

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Jönköping What to Pack

  • Climate

    don't miss your umbrella!!! Rainy season: There is no special rainy season Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 3 – 16°C ( 38 - 60°F ); min: -2 - 5°C ( 28 - 41°F ) Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 19 – 21°C ( 66 - 70°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 53°F ) Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 5 – 15°C ( 41 - 59°F); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 – 45°F ) Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 0 –...

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  • Climate in Jönköping

    don't miss your umbrella!!! Rainy season: There is no special rainy seasonAvg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 3 – 16°C ( 38 - 60°F ); min: -2 - 5°C ( 28 - 41°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 19 – 21°C ( 66 - 70°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 53°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 5 – 15°C ( 41 - 59°F); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 – 45°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 0 – 1°C...

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Jönköping Off The Beaten Path

  • Gränna

    Gränna and Visingsö are places you should not miss. In Gränna you'll also find the Andrée Museum, where Engineer Andrée's expedition to the North Pole in a hot-air balloon is documented. The island of Visingsö offers many historic places, like the castle ruins and has very clean beaches.

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  • Gränna and Visingsö

    Gränna and Visingsö are places you should not miss.In Gränna you'll also find the Andrée Museum, where Engineer Andrée's expedition to the North Pole in a hot-air balloon is documented. The island of Visingsö offers many historic places, like the castle ruins and has very clean beaches.

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  • Two handsome Norwegains in the...

    Two handsome Norwegains in the Swedish wilderness 5km out of the city of Jønkøping. A extremly adventurous place with wooden artwork around the guesthouse.

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Jönköping Favorites

  • Lake Vättern

    The lake Vättern lends itself to forming much of the special characteristics in this region in addition to influencing the weather and climate. If the weather is fine you should spend a day at the beaches. When I was there water and air were damn cold but I was told by many others that in all the other years it was sunny and warm. Perhaps I attract...

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  • Omberg Hill

    North of Jönköping (and south of Vadstena) you will find a hill called Omberg. The hill slopes steeply into Lake Vättern and dominates the plains. Omberg Hill has much to offer such as extensive views, culture and nature. It is no coincidence that this hill is called the 'The Hill of the Flowers'. Here is a view of the plains from the hill.

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  • Churches

    Jönköping is said to be Sweden's Jerusalem because of all the churches and the frequent religious communities there. The sad part in my eyes is that there is alwas too little time to visit them. I guess that is part of price to pay when travelling with Thomas ...mmmmmip mmmmip

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