Strängnäs Travel Guide

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Strängnäs Things to Do

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    Taken a picture of the cathedral isn't always an easy thing to do. From quite a few angles you can see the top of the tower, but when you get closer there are always some big trees or houses in the way, or also quite often the case, the sunlight come from the total wrong direction. So most of the photos I've taken ar from the gates surrounding the...

  • Cathedral

    Strängnäs is nowadays a small town in Sweden but in the past was a very important religious and military spot. As a result the town now posses an impresive cathedral you can visit. Don't miss the chance!

  • Town Views

    Go for a walk around the lake shore and visit the windmill and the cathedral. Tourist info is located in the small port.

  • Climb the Hill

    For the best views of Strängnäs, go to the top of any of the hills around the lake. You won't be dissapointed in summer or winter!

  • Walk over the frozen lake

    As I am from Southern Spain, this thing for me was unbelievable... walking over the frozen big mass of water, and without risk! Car drivers uses some frozen paths in winter to cross the lake in Sweden. Flat and grey horizon makes you get confused about where the lake finishes and the sky begins! Definitely new sensations for us...

  • The high altar from 1490

    Let’s take a closer look at the inside of the cathedral. One of the most impressive and beautiful things in the cathedral most be the reredos (high altar cabinet). It dates back to the 1490's and it was a made in Brussels. It was given to the Cathedral by Bishop Kort Rogge. It is one of Europe’s biggest 'reredos'. If you click on the picture you...

  • Strängnäs Cathedral

    The cathedral was built in 1280 on a beautiful spot, on a hill, towering over the city of Strängnäs. Strängnäs got its city rights in the same year, which makes it one of Sweden's oldest towns. In the Middle Ages Strängnäs was among the country's most important towns and the Bishop was the King's representative. The cathedral knows a lot of Swedish...

  • Strängnäs

    Strängnäs is a quiet little town in the beautiful lake area of the Mälaren, west of Stockholm. It's not really a tourist destination, but some parts of the city are nice to visit. The history of Strängnäs dates back to the Viking era. Strängnäs is actually one of Sweden's oldest towns and has played an important role as a church administrative...

  • Karl IX crown, sceptre and apple

    In a little chamber on the left side of the church there is a little 'treasure room'. Here you can see all precious objects, like the one you can see in this photo : the crown of Karl IX. The crown you can see here, and also the sceptre and the apple were made specially made in 1611 for the funeral of Karl IX. When he died in 1612 they were put in...

  • Strängnäs Cathedral : Coats of arms

    This is a coat of arms hanging on the wall in the cathedral. This is just one of them that I saw in the Strängnäs Cathedral. This is not unique though, I've seen similar in many of the churches in Sweden that I've visited so far.

  • Another reredos

    Very close to the high altar (see previous tip) on the right side of the church you can see this altar. Like the high altar this one also dates back to the 1490's, was a made in Brussels and was given to the Cathedral by bishop Kort Rogge. The picture you see is a small detail of the reredos. Both of these altars are great to see, with so many...

  • Strängnäs Cathedral : The pulpit

    This is the pulpit in Strängnäs cathedral. The pulpit dates back to 1789 and is in Gustavian style and was made by the royal sculpturer P. Ljung.


Strängnäs Transportation

  • Come by train from Stockholm

    Strängnäs is well conected with Stockholm by train. It takes 50 minutes to get to the capital's central station. Sodertelje Syd is on the same route. The train is very modern and comfortable.

  • Getting to Strängnäs

    Strängnäs is not that very far from Stockholm. It is about 85 kilometres west of Stockholm, and about an hour drive. When you go to Strängnäs don't forget to visit the picturesque village of Mariefred, close to Strängnäs, with its beautiful Gripsholm castle.

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    Sunset and Sunrise in Strängnäs

    by sim1 Written Mar 2, 2004

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    The daylight hours (hours between sunrise and sunset) vary a lot between the winter and summer months. People may expect to see the midnight sun during the summer, because they are in Scandinavia. But this is not true for Strängnäs, because you are not far enough north in the country.

    In December you will only have 6 hours to enjoy the day. The sun will get up around 8:30 in the morning but is already setting again before 3 o'clock in the afternoon and that doesn't leave you that much time to do some sightseeing.

    In June it is a totally different world, and I love this time of year. Around the longest day (21 June) you will experience the long looooong days! There are 18,5 hours of daylight during those days, the day seems to last forever. The only disadvantage is when you are a light sleeper, as the night only last 5,5 hours.

    Average hours of daylight:
    Jan 6,9
    Feb 9,3
    Mar 11,8
    Apr 14,5
    May 17
    Jun 18,6
    Jul 17,9
    Aug 15,5
    Sep 12,9
    Oct 10,2
    Nov 7,7
    Dec 6,1

    Sunset and Sunrise in Str��ngn��s

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Strängnäs Off The Beaten Path

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    • Eskilstuna: not a real tourist destination, but it has some nice places. My favourite of all is the Fors Kyrka (Fors Church). Also worth visiting is the Klosterkyrka, sculpture 'Hand of God' by Miles, the historic area of "Rademachersmedjorna" and the museum "Faktorimuseet".• Tidö slott: A beautiful castle with a toy museum.• Ängsö Castle: A...

  • Interesting places to see in the area

    • Anundshög: old burial mounds from Viking Age.• Birka: ruins from old capital city of Sweden.• Mariefred with Gripsholm Castle. A picturesque village and a beautiful castle. In the castle is also the Swedish National Portrait Collection.• Sigtuna: old city with lots of historical background.• Sko Kloster: one of the most popular castles with a...

  • The area Lake Mälaren

    Strängnäs is located at Lake Mälaren, which is the third in size lake in Sweden. It has a climate quiet different compared to other close by areas. It is more humid and warmer in the summer, but not as cold in the winter. This has created a specific flora and also a special fauna. Several species of flowers and trees only grow around Lake Mälaren...


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