Östergötlands Län Travel Guide

  • Läckö castle
    Läckö castle
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  • Läckö castle on Lake Vänem
    Läckö castle on Lake Vänem
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  • Linkoping - Gamla Linkoping street
    Linkoping - Gamla Linkoping street
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Linköping

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71,176,13

Norrköping

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124,193,15

Finspång

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17,15,1

Motala

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8,46,6

Kolmården

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5,18,0

Vadstena

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27,79,3

Söderköping

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10,35,2

Rök

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11,16,0

Askeby

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0,3,0

Sankt Anna

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10,13,0

Kaga

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3,23,0

Valdemarsvik

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0,0,1

Ödeshög

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1,5,0

Malmslätt

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7,46,0

Ledberg

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1,4,0

Linköping

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  • B&K Nightclub

    Linköping Nightlife

    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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  • First Hotel

    Linköping Hotels

    Storgatan 70-76, Linkoping 58228, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Old town of Linköping

    Linköping Things to Do

    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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Norrköping

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  • AROUND - Bistro and Spa Tramway

    Norrköping Transportation

    New for the summer of 2003 is a bistro tramway that traffic line 2. It's a rebuilt regular tramway with a bar and tables. You just pay the regular fee (and for your food and drinks of course).The real surprise is the second cart, it's been rebuilt as a spa cart with a sauna and a jacuzzi.Both are availible for bookings for private parties.

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  • Strand Hotel

    Norrköping Hotels

    Drottninggatan 2, Norrkoping, 602 24, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Sport fishing in Norrköping Center

    Norrköping Sports & Outdoors

    In Norrköping there is great fishing, a lot of people take daytrips to Norrköping to fish for salmon or trout. You can also fish for pike, bass and other fish I don't know the english name for.A permit is 50 crowns a day and youths under 18 fish for free. Every year 10.000 new trouts and salmons are inserted into the river to ensure a rich and...

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Finspång

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  • Lotta Neumann Home Course

    Finspång Sports & Outdoors

    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. Golf Clubs usually makes golf more fun although you problably could borrow a rake or...

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  • Quality Hotel de Geer

    Finspång Hotels

    Three star hotel, the best and largest hotel in Finsp?ng. Located in the centre of Finsp?ng. In the...

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  • The Jolly Scotsman

    Finspång Nightlife

    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.

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Motala

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  • Medevi brunn / Well of Medevi

    Motala Things to Do

    Medevi Brunn is a short drive outside the town of Motala.Once a health resort/spa, Medevi well has a history that dates back to the 1600:s. The water in Medevi weil is slightly radioactive. In the park surrounding the well, you have the biggest alder tree in Östergötland.Both of our two Swedish princesses had their religious confirmation ceremony...

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  • First Statt

    Motala Hotels

    Stora Torget Box 19 591 21 Motala, Motala, SE

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Rök Rune stone

    Motala Off The Beaten Path

    The most elaborate of the Swedish rune stones as well as the most mysterious. The Rök stone is situated in Rök village, south of Motala.

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Kolmården

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  • Scandinavias best zoo???

    Kolmården Things to Do

    Kolmården zoo near Norrkøping southeast of Stockholm is known as Scandiavias best zoo. Knowing that we had rather high expectations when we arrived at their gates.We visited them in the middler of summer and it was hot and on hot days a lot of the animals tend to hide from the sun. As a consequense of that we did not se the wolves,bears,lynx or...

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  • for all budgets

    Kolmården Restaurants

    In Kolmården Zoo there are restaurants for all budgets, from hamburgers and hot dogs places to a thai food take away restaurant. They're well spread within the premises so that you don't have to walk a *lot* before you find where to sit down and eat.The restaurants they have are:- 28 Savanngrillen: hot dogs, grilled sausages, slush ice, soft...

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  • Linbanan/Cable Railway

    Kolmården Transportation

    Kolmården Zoo is so big that you'd need several resting breaks if you're there on a daytrip. Luckily, a way to see the park from a different perspective is taking their cable railway, or linbanan in Swedish. This is, according to Kolmården's website, Europe's longest circular cable railway with a length of 3 km. Their one-day ticket will allow you...

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Vadstena

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  • Vadstena flowers

    Vadstena Off The Beaten Path

    Vadstena is definitely a green city. There is a lot of vegetation, trees, flowers...Almost of the houses have a little green garden and the central park is a real delight.I couldn't stop taking a lot of pictures of the flowers around the Castle and you can see come of these pictures in my Flowers of Vadstena travelogue.

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  • Vadstena Klosterhotel

    Vadstena Hotels

    Box 193, Vadstena, Vadstena, 59224, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Birgitta as a Patron Saint

    Vadstena Favorites

    In 1999, John Paul II appointed Saint Birgitta as one of the Patron Saints of Europe.She shares this honor with two other saints: Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint Teresia Benedicta of the Cross.The news of the proclamation was in a certain way a surprise, as Sweden is a Protestant country since the beginning of the 16th Century and has only...

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Söderköping

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  • St Laurentii Church from 1494

    Söderköping Things to Do

    The old St Laurentii church burned down in 1494. It was then rebuilt and inaugerated in 1497, just tree years after. However the building work with the church continued until 1560.(The year 1296 that is painted inside the church under the picture of St Laurentius is - as the Swedish info brochure says - probably a error in some of the repairs that...

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  • Stegeborgs Tradgardshotell

    Söderköping Hotels

    Stegeborgs Egendom, Soderkoping 61497, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Smultronstället - Sweden's best ice...

    Söderköping Things to Do

    A smultronställe (wild strawberry place) is used to describe an especially nice place usually somewhere off the beaten track.Smultronstället is located just next to the Göta Channel and you can see the boats pass the flood gates as you eat your ice cream. It's Sweden's largest ice cream restaurant and one of the most famous, people come to...

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Rök

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  • Rök, in the middle of nowhere....

    Rök Things to Do

    Rök is just a tiny dot on the map in the middle of nowhere. A tiny little curvy road brings you to the village. You'll drive through nice open landscape and in the distance you can see a lovely white church. But there is more to Rök than only that. Maybe it is hard to believe, but this little place is famous! Why? It is the village where you can...

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  • The Smoke Stone (Rökstenen)

    Rök Things to Do

    Rökstenen 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 were usually found...

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  • Do you want to know more about Vikings?

    Rök Things to Do

    I am rather fascinated by the Vikings and the traces that they left here in Sweden. Maybe it is because I live so close to a Viking site that I am so intrigued by it. Here are some links to my and Åkes pages where we have written a bit more about the Vikings:- Sigurdsristning at Sundbyholm- Anundshög at Västerås- The most famous of all runestones...

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Sankt Anna

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  • Skärgårdslinjen

    Sankt Anna Transportation

    During summers a wonderful way to move around the archipelago is "Skärgårdslinjen". The four boat routes visit many of the islands and it's possible to go island hopping.

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  • Buy fresh fish from the local fisherman

    Sankt Anna Restaurants

    Although restaurants are scarce in the archipelago one of the finest meals you can get is to visit a local fisherman and buy fresh fish from him. Don't forget to try the specialty smoked eel and smoked flounder. Smoked eel, salmon and flounder

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  • Sailboat

    Sankt Anna Transportation

    The best way to get around the archipelago is of course with a sailboat. What other transportation can beat to silently sail by the green islands in a boat with swan white sails rocked by the gentle waves while gazing out at the blue sea warmed by the rays of the sun.

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Kaga

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  • See the hidden roman paintings!!

    Kaga Things to Do

    Under the roof of the Kaga Church, hidden above the present vaults, there is some very old roman paintings, dated from the 12-13th centuries.This painting shows the Abbot and the Prior Nun (the first nun to remplace the Abedissa in the monastery).Make contact to the church administration to get the key to get in.To see the paintings you have to get...

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  • Kakukilla, a women attacked by rats!

    Kaga Things to Do

    Over the pulpit in the Kaga church there is a painting of a seldom seen popular Saint, Kakukilla - a woman that is attacked by rats.The name is a confusion of the Saint names Columquilla and Columba of Sens, the power over rats comes from a mix of S. Gertrud of Nivelles and those saints.Painting from 15th century.In those days rats and mice were a...

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  • The altar

    Kaga Things to Do

    The altar, with glass window and a cross.The Kaga church is covered with vault paintings.The church is small, it is beautiful and it is old.The glass paintings was made in Stockholm by Neumann and Vogel.

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Ödeshög

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    by Turska Updated Aug 22, 2010

    I saw photos of the kloster (=abbey) at one VT-members page, and really wanted to visit it.
    And it was worth of visiting, if you ask us. On the other hand -my sister for example would have not found it interesting, so it depends on your likings!

    It was surpricingly hard to find! We just went there and knew in witch road it should be seen, and we drove much too long way, when we didn´t know it was just at the other end of the road,
    So if you go here, drive first to Ödeshög and then start driving at the direction of Vadstena (road number 50 ), then you will easily see the signs. We drove from E4 to road 206 to Vadstena and then turned to Ödeshög -direction, and drove way too long in small roads. Of course small roads are nice looking, but we had a long drive for that day, so we would have choosed the other roads, if we would have known. (We don´t have GPS, and we don´t even want it, we are old-fashioned on this-in our three weeks trip we had very little problems this kind, and I love to read the map!)

    BY THE WAY! IT´S FREE!! In Finland it realöly wouldn´t be! :D

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Malmslätt

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Ledberg

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    by El_Sueco Written Oct 19, 2003

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    The runic stone has the following inscription (my translation from the info sign):
    "Bise sat this stone after Torgöt ... his father; they both, Bise y Gunna [erected the stone]."
    Last there is a magic formula written in "lönnrunor" (runic inscription that is in cipher).
    The pictures have been interpreted as scenes from Ragnarök (the Armageddon of the Vikings). You can se the Fenrise wolf, the brother of the Midgård snake, bite the viking god Oden in his foot.
    The stone has been used in the church wall.

    The Ledberg stone
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