Here in Eskilstuna we want you as a tourist to put all garbage in our garbage cans. Thanks! You can find these all over the city. In the center the garbage cans look like this on the picture. Of course there are other kinds too, it doesnt matter where you put YOUR GARBAGE.
Keep Sweden and Eskilstuna clean, please!
During spring Mälardalens students arrange a student festival, a gay pride here in Eskilstuna. It usually take place before the students finish their studies and that is in the end of May. They market their event on facebook, and you can go there and check out he program and everything else. Search for SPRINGPRIDE 2010. There you find all you need for this event.
I have put these pics from early of November 2010, because I liked them. i hope you join them too and there is not much a tip here. I wanted to show them and see how beautiful it can be along the Eskilstuna river time during the winter.
During July every year , Lions arrange a competition between different cars and also like an exhibition every Thursday evening during July in Vilsta. Many enthusiastic and interested people come and watch the old cars here. During this Thurday nights you can buy lotteries too and win small prices. You will be invited to vote for the best and prettiest car these evenings.
Why dont you go to the library (Stadsbiblioteket) in Eskilstuna and borrow an umbrella????? They will help you with that. I have no idea what it costs, but probably nothing. I guess it can be worth it. perhaps you have to leave an identity card or something, when they lend you the umbrella.
This cultural night is not special for only Eskilstuna, but many cities like this have it. So, from year to year it can be different things and different places. It is about music and theatre, all kind of things. Art included too.
Now you find the new tourist office in Eskilstuna in Rothofsvillan, and the address is Tullgatan 4. Here they provide you information about tourist attractions in the city and in the region. They give you maps and brochures from all kind of places in Sweden for free. You can also buy tickets here to different events. In the buidling you also find a café where you can have a cup of coffee or a smaller lunch. You can also buy different kind of souvenirs and also products from the local businessmen.
Gamla Teatern is an old house and they play theatre here in the summers and have concerts here. One problem is that this theatre is not good for handicaped people. Rådhustorget 6 is the address. They have played theater here between 1830 until 1850, and then they started again 1989. during the summer they also have concerts here, exhibitions and markets, especially one at Christmas.
Many restaurants in Eskilstuna have something called After Work, and it means that they have happy hour on beer and usually some other drinks. And the best thing is that most places give you free food when you drink there. After work times are usually from 17.00 to 20.00. It can change depending on the place. if you travel on a low budget, this is a perfect opportunity to have a beer and free food.
When it is summer time in Eskilstuna many people go to Djurgården and drink beer, play football or just relax in the sun. Lots of people walk their dogs in the area too. During the summer lots of people are here. They have barbeques and party here before they go to the night clubs. During day time family and friends play football and brännball (a Swedish way of baseball), spend time, walking, running, looking at other people and just enjoy the beautiful nature.
The picture is one of the bad thing what is the result of people having fun, and when they don care to clean up after themselves. BAD!
Just go and check out the university in Eskilstuna and you can also have a cup of coffee there if you want. You can use the toilettes for free and if you have disabilities you can find a toilete for your problems here. Otherwise you can use the library and read a free newspaper. Here you can do many things and you are allowed to be here.
Well, if you read Kuriren, the local name, you can read about events, sport and things which happens in Eskilstuna. It is in Swedish of course. They have sometimes or had some pages in Finnish, because Eskilstuna has a big population from Finland. You can also read the paper on the internet and the web page is: www.ekuriren.se.
You find big maps and you can use them if you get lost or not find the way. They provide you very good information. Eskilstuna tourist offfice try to make it easiar to be a tourist in Eskilstuna. They want you to have a good time and find everything without no problems.
30th June was a free day at the bus. You could travel so much wiith the buses in Eskilstuna, and that is a very good day to use the public transport system and visit friends and other parts of the city where you usually dont go.
Well, Eskilstuna river is like the heart of the city and here could tourists use it for many things. These people use plastic boats or rings to fleet in the river. When I saw them they got a lot of attention from other people along the river. I guess these people had fun when they were out there. I did not have time to get closer and take better pictures or check what kind of people they were. THEY HAD FUN!!!!