On this place where the church stands is a lot of history. The first stone was laid in April 14:th 1614 but because of lack of money and pleigh the church was finished in 1626.
By the Russian atack in 1719 the church was burned down to the ground. In June 13:th 1766 was the first stone laid to the pressent church today. In December 20, 1767 was the church finished.
This is only a short short version of this churches history. For comple history wisit the website.
Along the banks of the Motala river within Norrköpings inner city lies Arbetets museum (Museum of Work), entirely surrounded by water. The building was built 1917 as a textile mill on the Laxholmen island. Because of its shape it was soon given the nickname “The flat-iron”. Arbetets museum is a national museum of modern life that engages, entertains and touches visitors. Working conditions past and present are depicted in seven floors of constantly updated displays. Documentary photography is of central importance to Arbetets museum and the old attic is now our exhibition hall for displaying documentary photographs.The museum also has a national responsibility for working life museum in Sweden. At the museum there is a library, a restaurant with a magnificent view, a café and a shop.
Every summer the Norrköping cinema society arranges free outdoor cinema on sundays and wednesdays after sunset. There no fee and they show both the big movie blockbusters of the year as well as smaller, international movies. The cinema is set up next to Färgaregården in the vale next to Strömsbackarna just by the river.
Suggestion: Bring a blanket, a basket with some food and a bottle of wine for an outstanding evening.
Flimmer is southeast Sweden's biggest independent film organisation and it arranges a free Open air cinema in the summer(see separate tip), open air cinema tour and the 'Norrkoping Filmfestival Flimmer'. A very popular annual movie festival that takes place in october and screen popular movies, independant movies, short films as well as events and lectures about movies and moviemaking.
Kraftstationen (The Power Station) is a newly opened showroom and museum, it is located it the bottom floor in the old power station of the textile factory Drags from 1620. The Power station is now opened to the public (the rest of the building is part of the university now) and features exhibitions related to water, power and textile.
Opening hours: Saturdays and Sundays 14.00 - 17.00
Norrköping has the second largest collection of rock carvings from the bronze age (1800 b.C. to 500 b.C.) in Sweden. There are a total of 7000 rock carvings spread in a 1,5*1,5 km area with the largest concentration in Himmelstalund.
Not so far from Norrköping is great zoo and safari park. If you haven't own car don't bother - there are buses which will drive on the same route.
Kolmården zoo is Scandinavia’s largest Wildlife Park is packed with exciting experiences for all ages.
Norrköpings old Water Tower is locaded in Ektorp not far from Norrköping city center. The Water Tower was build in 1904 to 1907. The Tower is 45 meters high and 13 stories high. Now the Water Tower is rebuilt to student apartments, there are a total of 62 apartments for students.
The Norrköping Art Museum. One of the country’s finest swedish art museums. A large collection of modernismens pioneers, the specialty being 1909 men, swedish cubism, self-portraits and international engravings. Sculpture park, Shop.
The first and only historical museum of refrigeration in Sweden is situated in close vicinity of the historical and unique old industrial part of Norrköping. It has been established and operated by “Kylhistoriens Vänner I Norrköping, KVN” (The Friends of the Refrigeration History in Norrköping). The museum was inaugurated on the 11th of August 2003.
The KVN is a non-profit association with about 200 members. It was formed when the operation of the concern Stal Refrigeration AB, world leading in industrial and marine refrigeration, was discontinued and moved to Denmark.
Today the museum exhibits units of refrigeration compressors from one of the first manufactured in Sweden 1896, up to the latest developed and manufactured. In addition many units from the time in between are shown as well as many other interesting refrigeration components.
By agreement. Call +46(0)11-12 46 40 and book a time
Holmens Bruk was founded in the beginning of the 17th century by Louis De Geer. The history of the company and the processes used in the making of paper is shown at the Holmen museum. The museum has a group of 25 veterans, all have worked in the Holmen Paper Factory in Norrköping.
This is Sweden’s largest fire station museum offering a broad exhibition over the workings of a fire station over the past 150 years. There is a display of carts, wagons, vehicles, pumps and other fire-fighting equipment.
The Rock carving museum. Norrköping has many 3000 year old carvings. This is a meeting place for all those interested in prehistoric times. Exhibitions, café, and gift shop. Bronze-age gatherings, special exhibitions, rock-carving trips and boat paddling are all available to the public.
The famous Hällrinstningarna - rock carvings - at Himmelstalund are located on a couple of gently sloping hills in the middle of a park and leisure area.
There was once an old farming community located here. There are 57 stones and about 1650 figures carved onto these surfaces. They are one of two large rock carving collections found in the country.
These carvings show a rich variety of motives. The most common is that of the ship, there are 650 of these, after that come the animal figures, and the elf stones, around 260 each of these motives. The most prominent is the figure of a man, footprints, different weapons and sun symbols. Unique for the area is the number of large paw figures of unknown meaning, and also a road with 25 paw marks from a bear.
Paintball shooting game indoor. This sport is very fysicly demanding so make sure that you bring extra clothes to change after the game. There is a shower in there that you can use.
There is two teams who runns around in a 800 square meters big arena with stairs, towers, walls. Feel the adrenalin pump
2 x 8 minuter / 120 kr
4 x 8 minuter / 220 kr