Top ChoiceCastle in Lidköping

Läckö Slott

An extraordinary example of 17th-century Swedish baroque architecture, Läckö Slott lies 23km north of Lidköping. There's been a castle here since 1298; Count Magnus Gabriel de la Gardie acquired it in 1615 and...

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Restaurang Sjöboden

Three kilometres south of Läckö Slott is the turnoff to the tiny village of Spiken, home to this unmissable harbourside restaurant. Feast on the best and freshest things pulled from Vänern lake along with locally...

Church in Lidköping

Husaby Kyrka

Husaby (15km east of Lidköping) is inextricably linked to Swedish history. Legend has it King Olof Skötkonung (d1022), the country’s first Christian king, was baptised in a nearby spring by the English missionary...

Mountain in Lidköping


The ‘flowering mountain’ Kinnekulle (306m), 18km northeast of Lidköping, features unusually diverse geology and plant life, including mighty ancient oaks. It’s also home to rare creatures, including the greater...

Swedish in Lidköping

Mellbygatans Ost & Delikatesser

A block from the main square, this sweet cafe and deli has been delighting locals with its fresh, changing menu for years, and has expanded its restaurant side and its house-brewed beer. You might be greeted with...

Museum in Lidköping


Vänermuseet boasts a 20-cu-metre aquarium, home to all manner of aquatic wildlife from its namesake lake, Europe’s third largest (5650 sq km). A variety of other exhibits highlight the lake's nature and culture.