This church was probably founded in 12th century since then there was several fires. So this church was rebuild several times. The two big fires occurred in 1665 and 1719.
There have been people living in and around Nyköping for around 4000 years. As the land rose above the sea as the inland ice withdrew, so the area gradually began to be cultivated.
Traces from the earliest settlements can be seen in the unique Bronze Age rock-carvings at Släbro in Oppeby, just north of Nyköping.
At Runtuna, north of Nyköping, is another sign of early settlement. Uppsa Kulle, at 10 metres high, is Sörmland´s largest burial mound. It is thought to date from the 6th century.
Take a boat trip into the archipelago from Nyloping. It is a lot less commercial and also much, much more beautiful.