During the 17th century precious metals was rare and the kings took most of the church silver and gold to pay for the Kingdom's debts and wars.Therefor it opened several forges to produce the new gold, brass. Dutch smithes manufactured brass products in Finpång and Norrköping until the end of the forges. Today Messingskammaren sells wonderful brass...more
The Forge was granted priviliges to produce iron in 1683 and continued production up until 1924. In 1990 it was declared a national memorial.When it started it consisted of 1 hammer and two fires, it was later erected a factory, a waterplant, forges and furnaces that still stands today including the only remaining lilt hammer in Sweden weighing 700...more
In the forests north of Finspång there are terrible reminders of the dark periods of our history. In this forest there were held the largest witch trials in Östergötland where 9 women gifted in healing were condemned and executed. It is rumored that you can still hear them whispering - "we are innocent, we are innocent".There are guide books...more
If your near Finsp?ng don't miss a visit to the old St:a Maria Church. A 11:th century church dedicated to the Virgin Mary with unique original paintings on the ceiling preserved from the 13th century that is considered some of northern Europes most fascinating church paintings.more
The paintings in the ceiling of the church are original from the 15th century and has never been repainted. They were painted by an unknown church painter and are unique in Sweden.The paintings is a picture book from the Bible used by the priest to visualise the evenst in the Bible.more
Finsp?ng castle is built on a small island in the Finsp?ng river and was completed by Louis de Geer in 1685. It's a countryside castle in karolinsk style. Behind the castle is the beautiful English park and Orangeriet. By the great lawn there are three cannons made in Finsp?ng on display. Every Valborg (30th of april) 3 shots are fired with these...more
Behind the Finspång Castle is the English Park, it was regarded as the most romantic in Sweden in the 16th century.It starts at the castle at the great lawn, then continues with paths and bridges across small islands in the Finspångsån, including Cupid's island dedicated to love, up to the Aurora temple. On the trees in the park are iron placs that...more
Värdshuset (The Tavern) is located in an 180 year old building that's been everything from a hotel, restaurant, pharmacy to an arrest and a destillary.
Located next to the Castle and the Castle gardens they have one of the finest views in Finspång.
A "genuine" scottish pub with interior of mahogny, quiet and calm atmosphere where you can have a drink and talk with your friends. If you feel like dancing the nightclub is next to the pub.
There's an old train station in Finspång, unfortuntly there are no trains coming to Finspång anymore.
To get to Finspång you can go by car from Norrköping (28 kilometers) on road 51.
You can also take the bus, either the local bus 410 from Norrköping or the 510 from Linköping. The bus takes about 45 minutes and stop in Finspång City Centre. A ticket is 56 crowns. Or you can take Swebus 844 from Örebro.
In the forest just outside Finspång, just above where Iived as a boy, there's a place called Badger mountain. Now, it's not really a moutain but a giant boulder left from the ice age. The giant boulder, shaped much lika a round ball was cracked by the ice into 3 large parts creating a passage right through it. As I lived just by the edge of the...more
Torekulla Caves was created during the end of the ice age 10.000 years ago when the moving ice cracked and dug out the rock bottom of a hill. The main cavern is 15 meters long and called Torekullla Church.Although not large if you've been to the great caves in other places it's a beautiful place and a common daytrip for school classes.To get there...more
10 Reviews and Opinions
A very good golf course with 18+9 holes, home course of Lotta nuemann, the first female swedish golf player to win a major.
Finspýng has 3 times hosted a skinsgame with participants like Lotta Neumann, Laura Davies, Karen Lunn, Jane Geddes and Helen Alfredsson.
Equipment: Golf Clubs usually makes golf more fun although you problably could borrow a rake or something.
The weapon shield of Finspång was set by the Swedish King and is described as:
A shield divided by red and silver with the gold colored symbol of iron and 5 connected pointed squares in red with 3 golden lilys in the center.
The iron symbol is a remberance of the iron foundries and the lower part of the shield is the weapon shild of the de Geer's who was responsible for starting up the iron industries.