Västmanlands Län Things to Do

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Västmanlands Län Things to Do

  • Engelbergs Bruk: Industrial History

    If you are interested in Industrial History, the Engelsbergs Bruk in Central Sweden is a place you shouldn't miss visiting. Visiting the location of the Engelsberg bruk is for free, and you'll be able to see the ironworks from the outside. Unfortunately part of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is not accessible without taking the guided tour, and...

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  • Färnebofjärden National Park

    Färnebofjärden is a National Park that protects a stretch of the Lower Dalälven River running from the city of Avesta to the Bothnian Sea. Water is the main feature of this park and water is what you will see here. Flooded areas, wetlands, streams and lakes, and of course wildlife, birds, forests and flowers. But mainly water.......... a beautiful...

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  • Västerås

    Västerås is a big city, with about 125.000 inhabitants, which makes it one of the top 10 cities of Sweden. Västerås is also one of Sweden's oldest cities, dating back to the end of the 1200's. Today Västerås is a modern industrial city, but it has some places really worth while to visit. The location of Västerås is great, with the river Svartån...

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  • Västerås, Kyrkbacken (the old town)

    This is one of the little streets in an area called Kyrkbacken and my favourite area of Västerås. In this part of the city you can see the oldest buildings of Västerås. The timber houses date back to the 18th Century.IIt's fun to walk around in Kyrkbacken and just wander around through the winding streets of this old part of town. Kyrkbacken is not...

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  • Västerås, Djäkneberget

    Not far from the city centre is a park called Djäkneberget. Djäkneberget is a hill and lays just a couple of hundred meters to the west of the cathedral and the town square. In former times the park was used as a meeting point by the students ("Djäkne" is an old word for student) and that is how this park came to be.The park is really nice and you...

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  • Norberg: for some delicious cake :-)

    Norberg is a quiet little town, not so much to see and do, but still nice. So why write a tip about it? That is because it has one famous place in the centre of town and that is its pastry.shop: Elsa Andersons Konditori! The pastry-shop is housed in a beautiful,well-preserved 18th century building, which makes it look picturesque, but the most...

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  • The locks of Hallstahammar

    Just north of Strömsholm and west of Västerås you will pass the town of Hallstahammar. Along road 252 northbound you will pass an area called "Skantzen". And Skantzen is a nice place to stop along the way up north (I wouldn't make a detour to visit it though!). In this little area you can get a bit of a feel of the history of the Strömsholm Canal,...

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  • Engsö Castle

    I went to Engsö Castle on a rainy day.... sigh... I wish there had been some sunshine, because the area around Engsö castle is a beautiful area to hike. But it was the last day of the season to visit the castle, so I didn't have many options in choosing a better day. My best memory of Engsö is actually not the castle, but the kitchen! Hahaha, it's...

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  • Strömsholm Castle

    In this picture you can see Strömsholm. I only had a chance to look at the castle from the outside. But it looked great and I hope to visit the palace in the near future!Strömholm is located on the largest of three islands in the Kolbäckså river delta at Lake Mälaren. This is about 20 km to the southwest of Västerås. The area of Strömsholm is well...

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  • Asköviken Naturreservat

    The last tip I want to write about this road from Rytterne to Västerås is about Asköviken Nature Reserve. Asköviken is located on the shore of Lake Mälaren and it is one of the best bird watching sites of Sweden. There area extensive marshes on this part of the lake. There are several hiking trails going through this area. One of the places you...

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  • Tidö Slott

    Unfortunately enough I got up too early this day, hahaha, so I was here before the castle opened. I didn't feel like waiting for a long time, so all I did was walk around the castle itself. That was great to do though, although I would love to take a look inside! But I don't live that far away, so next year I will make a visit for certain!The...

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  • Tidö Slott

    A must see in the area of Västerås is Tidö Slott. The slott is not only a castle, it also houses a toy museum. Tidö Slott is on this same road from Rytterne to Västerås. When you drive on this road you will see signs to a sideroad that leads to Tidö Castle. Don't take the exit to Tidö-Lindö though! As this road brings you to the village on the...

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  • Lilla Rytterne Church

    Lilla Rytterne Church in now nothing more than a ruin. The ruins of this church is 800 years old. But this place is much older than that though. They found runic stones here from around the year 1000.The nice thing about this church ruin is that it is not out of use. During the summer there are 'open air' church services held here.If you want to...

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  • Sorby Fornborg

    Sorby Fornborg is an ancient fortification 1,6 kilometres of Rytterne Church on the old country road towards Västerås. This is the same road as Fiholm Castle is on.The fortification is big, measuring 100x90 metres. But you need some imagination to see an old fort in it! It is more that you have to feel the history here than actually seeing...

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  • Fiholm Castle

    Fiholm is not an easy spot to find, you almost have to know where it is to find it. Luckily I had a good guide with me, so I had no problems at all. Fiholm is located just north-east of Kvicksund, on a side road of road 53. When you drive on little road through the beautiful countryside you will find the sign pointing you in the direction of...

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  • Anundshög, a monument from the Viking...

    Just outside Västerås, on the eastside of the city, is one of Sweden’s most remarkable ancient monuments: Anundshög. Anundshög is a royal tomb from the 6th century, the largest of its kind in Sweden. It's a fantastic place to visit, hahaha if you are into these kinds of places that is. Some of you might describe it as dull, but I found this place...

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  • Västerås, the cathedral

    Last, but absolutely not least, lets have a look at the cathedral in Västerås. If you visit Västerås you have to take a look at the cathedral! The oldest parts of the cathedral are from the 1200's and it houses important artistic treasures as early as from the 8th century.In the picture you can see the tower of the Cathedral. The tower has an...

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  • Västerås, Statue of workers cycling home

    After this short introduction of Västerås, let's go into town and have a look around. Let me start with this statue called 'The ASEA-strömmen' (ASEA-power) which shows a characteristic Västerås view. You can see the workers cycling home from ABB (the former ASEA). The details in the statue are great, it looks so realistic, even the lunchbox of the...

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