Borås Travel Guide

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Borås Things to Do

  • Catafalque sculpture

    Outside the university college library in Borås you can find an unusal sculpture of a man laying down.

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  • Kulturhus

    The cultural centre is situated close to the Gustav Adolf Church and houses theatre, art museum and city library. The Borås City Theatre tel +46 (0)33 35 35 35Borås Art MuseumThe museum has artworks with an emphasis on Swedish art over the last few decades. It also houses a fine collection of works by the famous 18th century miniaturist, Peter...

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  • Borås Djurpark (Borås Zoo)

    My husband and I were staying in Göteborg and were heading to Borås with Henrik one day to go to a hockey game. Henrik said “Hey, want to go to the zoo? I haven’t been there since I was a kid, but it’s quite good.”, so we said “Sure, why not?”. I was very pleasantly surprised by this zoo. The layout is very free flowing and incorporated very well...

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  • Walking to Borås, a giant Pinocchio

    There is one thing in the small town of Borås that is very unique and that you won’t find anywhere else; a 9m tall bronze statue of Pinocchio called Walking to Borås. The statue is by American artist Jim Dine and has been in Boras since May 2008. There was a lot of controversy in Borås surrounding this statue before it was put up, and the residents...

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  • Borås ZOO

    The zoo is in situated almost in the centre of Borås, and it is the home of almost 500 animals of 80 different species. The zoo covers the area of 40 hectares and provide the animals with an almost natural habitat. The zoo's predominant focus is on the large African animals, and there are many creatures from Asia and the Nordic region too. The zoo...

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  • Borås (open air) Museum at Ramnaparken

    Borås Museum is an open-air museum situated amongst the greenery of Ramnaparken. It has various old buildings that give an insight into old building traditions and ways of life in the area. The buildings have been moved here from different areas of Sjuhärad.

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  • Ramnasjön lake

    Ramnaparken is situated close to the city centre, around a Ramnasjön lake. The park was created in the beginning of the 20th century. A bird colony that was established on the lake in the 1920s is one of the attractions. The park is a good place for quiet walks or jogging, close to the centre and yet the feeling is of being in the nature, away from...

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  • Gustav Adolfs Kyrka

    The Gustav Adolf Church was built between 1903 and 1906 in Neo-Gothic style. It is built on a small hill close to the Stora Torget, and dominates the axis of Stora Brogatan street.

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  • Stadsparken

    Stadsparken is centrally located and only one of many parks in Borås (known also as the Town of Parks). It was completed in 1899. Some sections of the park have remained largely unchanged since the beginning of the park. It contains a rosarium and thousands of summer flowers, and in the summer you can rent sun-chairs and pedalos, join an outdoors...

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  • Rådhus

    The building dominating the central Borås square (Stora Torget) is Rådhus (Town Hall). It was built in 1910 by architects Ivar Tengbom and Ernst Torulf.Being a planned new town Borås also has ith birthday that is celebrated every year on 29th June in the Main Square.

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  • Stora Torget

    The central square in Borås is Stora Torget, dominated by the Town Hall building. In front of it there is a sculpture of stone chairs, and in one part of the square there’s also a historic plan of Borås on the floor. The buildings surrounding the square are quite recent and reflect the history of Borås characterized by great fires that destroyed...

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  • Caroli kyrka

    Caroli Church is the oldest of all the buildings preserved in Borås. The church was completed in 1669, and the tower was built in 1681. The same year the church was destroyed in the first city fire. King Karl XI contributed to the church's reconstruction and granted permission for it to be named Caroli Church, the name it still bears today. The...

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Borås Restaurants

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    by Marpessa Updated Aug 26, 2006

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    Max is a hamburger restaurant (100% Swedish). They are found all over Sweden... but the one I went to was found just outside the Borås arena.

    In Sweden the Max restaurants do better (more) business than McDonalds or Burger King.

    The one in Borås is open every day of the week 10am - midnight.

    Also, just noticed on the Max website you can listen to the 'max radio'. At the moment they are playing Per Gessle - nice!

    Favorite Dish: Max restaurants is very similar to Burger King and McDonalds. They mainly sell burgers (beef, chicken, fish), fries, dips, drinks, deserts. They also have a range of 'deli fresh' options for those looking for something healthier.

    I just remember having a burger when I was here - can't for the life of me remember what kind, just that it had a very nice sauce on it and wished that I had found out what it was.

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Borås Transportation

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    by diocletianvs Updated Sep 13, 2003

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    Borås has good connections with nearby Göteborg, with buses or trains leaving every 30-50 minutes.
    Motorway and a railway provide rapid links to both Gothenburg and Stockholm.
    International airport Landvetter is located halfway between the city and Göteborg.

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Borås Shopping

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    by diocletianvs Updated Sep 13, 2003

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    Borås offers many shopping opportunities in the city centre with a mix of small boutiques and well-known chain stores. Fabrics and clothes can be found in abundance, and there are also shops specialising in cheese, coffee and tea, antiques, fish and confectionery.

    The large shopping centre Knalleland has also been an attractive destination for shoppers. It has some 90 shops in an area of 140,000 m2, close to the Borås zoo. Some 6 million people visit the centre every year, and Knalleland's success has really put Borås on the shopping map of the region.

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Borås Local Customs

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    by diocletianvs Written Sep 13, 2003

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    Borås celebrates its birthday every year on 29th June. On Central square The Borås Ambassador of the Year is crowned, and there's lots of entertainment.
    The tradition is also to serve the 20-metre long cake made by the Borås Bakers and Confectioners Association.
    I'm sorry I missed it last time :-(

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Borås Sports & Outdoors

  • Football

    The Borås Arena is a new stadium that was opened in April 2005. I went there for a cupgame in August 2005 and found it to be a great arena. Only had one problem when it started to rain a bit into the stands and then everyone was climbing back and up to higher seats under the roof :).It is the home of IF Elfsborg who play in the 'allsvenskan' -...

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  • Elfsborg.

    Elfsborg is a football club and they have a famous player for the moment when I write this tip (2009) called Anders Svensson. He plays in the Swedish national team and he is an important midfielder both for his team and also for the national team. Elfsborg plays in yellow and blake. The home stadium is Borås Arena, and they dont play at real gras.

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