Top things to do

Top Choice Bakery in Linköping

Café Berget

Up a narrow set of stone stairs you’ll find a sunny terrace, resplendent with flowers and ivy, which serves as the doorstep to this glorious little bolt-hole bakery. Café Berget serves up classic Swedish baked goodi…
Top Choice Historic Site in Linköping

Gamla Linköping & Valla Fritidsområde

Located 2km west of the city, this is one of the biggest living-museum villages in Sweden. It’s a gorgeous combo of cobbled streets, picket-fenced gardens and around 90 19th-century houses. Take bus 12 or 19 (Skr25)…
Church in Linköping


Made from blocks of handcarved limestone, the enormous Domkyrka was the country’s largest and most expensive church in the Middle Ages. Its foundations were laid around 1250 and its 107m spire and vast interior stil…
Castle in Linköping

Ekenäs Slott

Built between 1630 and 1644, this is one of the best-preserved Renaissance castles in Sweden. Features include three spectacular towers, a moat, and furnishings from the 17th to 19th centuries. It’s located 20km eas…
Gallery in Linköping

Östergötlands Länsmuseum

Has a decent European art collection (Cranach’s painting of Eden, Original Sin, is wonderful, with a smiling Eve twiddling her toes), and Swedish art dating from the Middle Ages.
Church in Linköping

Sankt Lars Kyrka

The concrete floor of Sankt Lars Kyrka was built in 1802 above the previous medieval church crypt. There are tours of the crypt on Tuesday at 3pm, where fascinating finds include 11th-century gravestones, a teenager…
Swedish in Linköping

Stångs Magasin

In a 200-year-old warehouse down near the Kinda Canal docks, this elegant award-winner fuses classic Swedish cuisine with continental influences – think stuffed trout with beet aioli. There is an extensive wine list…
Cafe in Linköping


Grab a slice of cake and park yourself under a palm tree inside the pyramid greenhouse or enjoy the outdoor tables overlooking this gorgeous park. It’s just south of the centre with a handy car park across the road.
Asian in Linköping

Yellow Fellow

Overlooking the main square and making a change from the ubiquitous cafes, this Thai restaurant is great for a cold beer and a spicy curry. Check out the lavish frond-filled interior.