Linköping Travel Guide

  • Läckö castle on Lake Vänem
    Läckö castle on Lake Vänem
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  • Läckö castle
    Läckö castle
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  • Linkoping - Gamla Linkoping street
    Linkoping - Gamla Linkoping street
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Linköping Things to Do

  • Old town of Linköping

    When you visit Linköping you must not miss the Old Town of Linköping. This is not a traditional old town because none of the old buildings are in there original location. The buildings are moved from different locations in the city of Linköping to this "museum" area.It's like a town in the town with a lot of stores of craftmanship. Specialy in the...

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  • Linköping Castle and Diocese Museum

    Linköping Castle has today been turned into a museum showing the history of the city which is quite dramatic. The castle itself is not one of those romantic ones but is still a lot older than it seems. In fact, it is the oldest non ecclesiastic building in Sweden! Its oldest parts are from the 12th century and from late 13th century onwards, this...

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  • Linköping Cathedral

    The cathedral is not the most impressive in Sweden today, but visible for miles on the surrounding plain with its 107 metre tall spire and one of the most important sights in Linköping and to me it is one of the best cathedrals to visit. It is a really old church as it was started in 1230, and by then there had already been a small church here for...

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  • Air Force Museum

    Planes from the beginning of aviation in Sweden (partly here in Malmslätt) through to the latest development in Linköping - the Jas 39 Gripen air force plane which you can also test in a simulator (see homepage if you want to book it in advance - it costs around SEK 150 to try it and queues can be long). There is also exhibitions on a famous...

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  • Läckö slott (Läckö castle)

    A fortified castle originally built in 1298 on a lovely, and strategically important location on the shores of the huge Lake Vänem. The walls and sealings are richly painted in most rooms, and some 20 rooms out of the 200 are furnished with 17th century furniture. The castle's chapel, built in the 17th century is also very interesting. The castle...

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  • Linköping Cathedral

    One of the main highlights of Linköping is its cathedral. The cathedral dates back to the 13th century (however a smaller church was built there previously in the 12th century) and is of gothic style. It is also known to be the most expensive religious building constructed in the Middle Ages.The green roof of the cathedral with its tallest spire at...

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  • Van Heemskerck's tryptich

    The triptych made by the Dutch artist Maerten van Heemskerck had an interesting history.The altarpiece was made for St Lawrence Church in Alkmaar, Noord-Holland.During the ruling of the Calvinists, the painting was sold by the city council to the king of Sweden, but while it was transported to the new location an accident took place. The triptych...

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  • Cathedral's altarpiece

    The beautiful triptych was made in 1935 by the Norwegian artist Henrik Sorensen.The motif of the triptych is the resurrected Jesus Christ accompanied on both sides by prophets, saints and Christians.This very modern triptych replaced the Dutch one dating from 1530, which is now displayed in the southern aisle.

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  • Cathedral's tower

    The tower was built with the help of the State Lottery organized in 1747-1758 and was rebuilt between 1877-1886 by Helgo Zettervall.In 1960 the two east towers were added. The tower is 107 meters high.

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Linköping Restaurants

  • Good food and drinks

    Coffeehouse by Gerorge is a chainstore coffeehouse throughout Sweden. The one in Linköping is situated on stora torget, so if you get a seat by the window it is a good place to people watch.The atmosphere of the coffeehouse is how a coffeehouse should be - nice and relaxed, and you can sit there at your leisure while you enjoy the good food and...

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  • Best ice cream in town

    Let's set things straight. You go to Bosses to buy ice cream. Nothing else. But it is the best ice cream and it tastes marvelous! They make it themselves and it often contains chunks of whateever-the-taste-is. I.e. the chocolate ice cream has pieces of chocolate in it etc.Sure, there is no room for you to eat inside and the employees seem totaly...

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  • My sushi of choice

    Wasabi is my favourite sushi restaurant in Linköping. The service is good, the sushi has always tasted wonderful and fresh and they have take away (slightly cheaper than eating inside the restaurant). The personnel are asian and appear to know their stuff.They serve classic sushi, vegetarian sushi and a couple of japanese meat dishes. I've only...

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Linköping Nightlife

  • B&K Nightclub

    B&K, short for Bar and Kitchen, is a great restaurant and nightclub in central Linköping. It's always a long line outside but it's woth the wait. With two floors packed with people and a great bar (B&K have bartender courses so the staff eally knows how to mix your drink, even the strange one you don't remember the name of from your vacation in...

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  • A little stylish

    Platå is both a restaurant and a club. I have only been here to the club though.Students (international ones mainly) come here on Thursdays, where entrance is free before 10pm and drinks are half price after 11pm (for the rest of the night). The club upstairs officially opens at 11pm, however there is also a bar, tables and couches downstairs until...

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  • Student Life

    HG is one of the most popular places for Linköpings university students to hang out.It is especially popular on Tuesday nights when entry is free (20kr for the cloakroom). This is the main night of the week when you'll find the international students here. There is a 'happy hour' from 9pm-11pm. Beer or cider from the tap is only 15kr. On Tuesdays...

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Linköping Transportation

  • Bus

    An easy way to get around Linköping is to take the bus. Recently there has been a change in buying tickets. To reduce the amount of money the drivers carry they are being more persuasive for people to buy travel cards (which came in various forms, day passes, 15 days or 30 days - and different prices for adults, youths and those with discount...

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  • Trains - a bit expensive

    Now, I like travelling by train, I love to have a window seat and watch the countryside go by, I find it nice and relaxing. And if you travel by train in Sweden you will get great views. It's just the prices that aren't that great, it can be very expensive to travel by train here - especially if you are on the X2000 (which mainly run between...

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  • Train

    Getting to Linköping is easy since it is on the main Stockholm to Malmö/Copenhagen train line with several trains a day. It is even a bit of a junction with trains to/from Västervik, Kalmar/Vimmerby and other places in the region.

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Linköping Shopping

  • Tornby Shopping Centre

    Tornby is a suburb in the north of Linköping. I've found it to be a great place to do some shopping, not just for clothes, but for furniture, books, computer equipment...There are about 3 main shopping buildings here, all within 5 mins walk of each other. The main building is IKANO huset and IKEA. IKEA speaks for itself, cheap and good items that...

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  • Shopping in Linkoping

    Within a walking distance from the cathedral is Linkoping town center.Easily accessible, with pleasant squares and pedestrian streets here can be found major chain stores (H&M), trendy boutiques or specialist shops.

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Linköping Local Customs

  • Tourist office in Linköping.

    You find the tourist office in Linköping on Östgötagatan 5. You can get all information you need from them about Linköping and also the region Östergötland. The stuff here will inform you what you can do in Linköping and Östergötland. Dont be shy, ask if they can give you maps and other free brochures that you might need during your trip and visit...

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  • Svenska!

    When I travel abroad and go to a foreign country that doesn't speak English as a first language I usually try to learn some words to help me get by (although since I am staying here so long I have just started language classes). So I'll list some Swedish words here that might help. Don't worry if you can't remember them, just remember the first...

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  • Air Force Fighters

    In Linköping lies Saab Aerospace, the Swedish company that has produced fighters like The Flying Barrel, Draken, Viggen and the new 4th generation fighter Gripen. From Linköpings airfield (the same airfield as the airport uses) Saab does test flights at an almost daily basis. Therefor don't be surprised if you hear the roar of an afterburner engine...

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Linköping What to Pack

  • Climate in Linköping

    There is no special rainy seasonAvg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 4 – 16°C ( 39 - 60°F ); min: -4 - 5°C ( 25 - 41°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 19 – 21°C ( 66 - 70°F ); min: 9 - 11°C ( 49 - 51°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 5 – 16°C ( 41 - 60°F); min: 1 - 7°C ( 34 – 45°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 3°C ( 34 - 38°F); min: -4 - -2°C ( 25 - 28°F )

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  • Packing List

    Anything that is not too heavy to carry since you will be carrying your bag a lot from train to train or bus. The weather is unpredictable. If you come during the winter be sure to take your warmest clothes because it can be very cold here. During the rest of the year bring warm clothes, and some cooler clothes, but no matter what do not forget...

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Linköping Off The Beaten Path

  • Rök

    Rökstenen (The Smoke Stone) is a rune stone that stands at 2.5m tall above the earth, with another 1.5m below it. It has the most amount of letters found on it than any other rune stone in the world.It is believed that the stone was created (carved) as early as 800 A.D. The place where it lies now is not where it was originally from (rune stones...

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  • Linkoping – city impressions

    The stunning cathedral, the small town center with narrow pedestrian streets, the colorful flowers all over the town, old buildings, monuments, nice terraces for enjoying a drink are only some of the things that contribute to Linkoping's wonderful atmosphere.A stop to Linkoping cannot be other than pleasant and the town is definitely worth a visit.

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  • The Chapel of St Mary in Linkoping...

    It should not actually be considered an "off the beaten path" attraction of the cathedral, but one of the most important ones. Still, if you are not well informed about what you can see in the cathedral you may lose this particularly beautiful work of art.The Maria window is one of the main engraved works of art and is revealing Maria in a unique...

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Linköping Sports & Outdoors

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    by sjoberga Written May 3, 2007

    In the vicinity of the historical countryside of Ekenäs castle Sjöberga Islandshästgård offers riding activities for both beginners and experienced riders. All from lessons for total beginners to countryside riding, ranging from 1 hour to full-day trips. Accommodation is possible in a comfortable house or room with breakfast.

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Linköping Favorites

  • Pressbyrån

    Pressbyråns are the Swedish equivalent of a 7/11. You can get confectionary (lollies and chocolate), chips, drinks, newspapers, magazines, stamps and (small) post packages and even in some (that have the ATG sign) place bets.Their prices are a little higher than what you find things for in a supermarket (e.g. 50cl bottle of Coca-Cola is 19 SEK, in...

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  • Göta kanal

    Outside Linköping is Göta Kanal, (which is most famous for being the place where a popular swedish movie was made :) It's very beautiful in summer (this photo is taken in spring, so it is not as green as it usually is) and a great place to go swimming.

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  • Take the time to see the...

    Take the time to see the nature and get to know the people. Trädgårdsförenigen is a great park in the middle of the city. In the spring and in the summer all the flowers are blooming and it is the place everyone goes to soak up the sun during their lunch breaks and time off.

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