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It is one of the earliest castles in Sweden and some parts are from 1300-hundreds. Erik XIV was a prison in this castle and during 1918-1926 the builders made many changes at the castle. You can rent Rikssalen for different parties or conferences. You can also get a guide around the castle.more
Next to the Town Hall you can find the Västerås museum of art (Västerås Konstmuseum). The museum is located in the old court house of 1860. The museum exhibitions mainly cover contemporary Swedish and Nordic art. I haven't been into the museum myself, so I can't tell you that much more about the collection. You can find a lot of information (all in...more
Well, at the tourist office you get free booklets about the city, the region and other cities in Sweden. They also sell souvenirs and help you a lot with that you want help with. They usually sell tickets to different events and things. Just go there before you plan to explore the city and they will help you with pleasure. They have been so helpful...more
This is the most central beach in Västerås. It is about ten minutes from the center. It is so very close to the harbour of Västerås. Many of the inhabitants go and swim here. It is like a very big gras field and you have lots of space here for yourself and also for your family/friends.more
This is a big building just for the culture for the inhabitants of Västerås, but of course if you are a torist you can visit it too. This shall be a meeting point for all kind of culture, all different kind of culture and it is already 8 yrs. It can be any kind of culture here from music to theatre or movies. Culturen has a restaurant and a café...more
Stora Torget Box 19, Vasteras, SE
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Solo
Storagatan 32, Vasteras, 722 12, Sweden
Good for: Couples
Pilgatan 17 Angsgardet, Vasteras, 72130, SE
Good for: Solo
Here they serve very good ice cream. I have just bought one here so I have not so much to say about this place. It is nice to buy an ice cream here and sit outside to eat it, because you have the harbour there and all the boats. A really hot summer day many people will sit here and enjoy a cup of coffee or an ice cream. A good place for a family to...more
Well, this is a special for students, but everybody can come here and eat and have a cup of coffee. I would recommend the good sandwiches they make here. It is not an expesive place at all, so if you are a backpacker, I recommend you to go here and have breakfast or a sandwich lunch. It is about ten minutes walk from the city. After some certain...more
Well, you can get a coffee and a little cake for 20 Swedish crones (about 2 euros) and that is quite cheap. It is not maybe the best healthy thing to eat, but if you are on vacation it doesnt matter. If it is good weather you can bring it with you, otherwise you can sit inside there and enjoy it. The coffee taste the same is any other place. But...more
Much like most other restaurants/pubs you will find around squares everywhere.Not that I did any extensive research, but it seemed more croweded than Bellman when I was there.And by this time of day it was all in the shade so I choose Bellman, but I heard this might be a good place for alcoholic activities later on in the evening.Might be worth...more
This restaurant / pub has a big outdoors serving area in the summer and is situated on the main square in Västerås. The Plan:So if you are wandering about Västerås downtown and suddenly feel that familiar thirst, pop in for a pint of Murphys Stout. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful women, or men if one is so inclined, walking by.Maybe you feel a bit...more
When the sun sets and the sky turns red you might want to take it all in, and there is no place better then the SkyBar on yop of the skyscrape in downtown Västerås. You will be hard pressed to miss it.Just take the elevator up to floor 23 and order in a large...whatever. As long as it's a large one!When I was there it was a very relaxed atmosphere...more
Västerås is one of the two train making cities in Sweden (the other being Kalmar with less and less production) and you will see the evidence in the form of modern sheds along the tracks. ABB has given way to Bombardier and what better way to arrive than by train. Around an hour from Stockholm and with good connections to Eskilstuna, Örebro...more
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Designtorget is a very trendy shop and you can find this shop all over Sweden, mostly in all the bigger cities. This shop helps people or designers to sell theoir products in this shop. many new designers start their career here with things they have made by their hands. And this shop sell all kind of things from toys to kids, post cards and some...more
This shop sells trendy and interesting things. Just check it in!!! Here you can find everything and verystrange things. I f you plan to go to a birthdy and dont know what to buy, check this shop first. If you visit a person you dont like so much, here you canfind odd gifts for the peson. They have very cool stuff here. I love just to go inside and...more
They have many local things from Västmanland, but aslo ols historical things here. This is a game with cards. Unfortunatelly they have them only in the Swedish language.It is a game about all castles in Mälardalen, the castles around the lake Mälaren. There are many lakes here. But even if you dont play card and understand and can read Swedish,...more
Now Västerås Konstmuseum has constructed a web page where you can check all arts like statues and similiar things in Västeras. You can go to the web page and check who has done what and where special art things are in Västerås. Very effective thing. You get all information you need like the name of the art thing, title, who did it, what year it was...more
In Sweden there is this monopoly exercised by the government on the sale of alcoholic beverages in the country. The prices of the hard liquors are very high due to the heavy taxes that these beverages are charged with.In Vasteras, you can only buy high-alcohol-content beverages at a specific store located in downtown. This is the only place where...more
I happened to run into this cute duck family while strolling the main square, not really close to the water (the river was a few blocks away).... I was a bit surprised to see them just lying here, among the bikes and the people walking by, but they didn't seem to be bothered or stressed at all..... I think this is due to the fact that nobody tried...more
Dont go to Dressman XL if you want to buy clothes, if you arent a fat person. Then they dont have anything for you if you have a normal size or small.
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 Västerås, 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.
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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...more
Here you watch the local football team Västerås SK when they play. They play now 2006 in the next highest division in the Swedish football league. It is called Superettan. Money to buy a hot sausage in the break if you usually get hungary. And maybe a hot cup of coffee to support the Gurkplayers.more
This is a handball tournament for young boys and girls. The tournament begins after the handball season and usually it is beginning of April and it is played in handball stadiums around Västerås. When you go to these games you dont ned nothing with you. Usuallly the tournament fixer sells hot dogs, coffee and candies for the spectators.more