Top things to do

Top Choice 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…
Top Choice 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…
Top Choice Area in Linköping

Gamla Linköping

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. Just 300m through the for…
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…
Swedish in Linköping

Kanalkrogen

This lovely restaurant located near Bergs Slussar, 11km north of Linköping along the Gota Canal, serves well-presented locavore Swedish and American cuisine (think burgers and steak) with lock-side views.
Church in Linköping

Linköpings domkyrka

Made from blocks of hand-carved 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 sti…
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…
Asian in Linköping

Yellow Fellow

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

Tropikhuset

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.