Park in Örebro


Stadsparken is an idyllic and kid-friendly park once voted Sweden’s most beautiful. It stretches alongside Svartån (the Black River) and merges into the Wadköping museum village. The village, named after what author…
Castle in Örebro


The magnificent Slottet is now the county governor’s headquarters. It was originally built in the late 13th century, but most of what you see today is from 300 years later. The outside is far more dramatic than the …
Church in Örebro

St Nikolai Kyrka

The 13th-century St Nikolai Kyrka has some historical interest: it’s where Jean Baptiste Bernadotte (Napoleon’s marshal) was chosen to take the Swedish throne. Just opposite, on Drottninggatan, is the Rådhus (town h…
Museum in Örebro


The Länsmuseum has strong and topical temporary exhibits – for example, a collection of protest posters from the ‘60s, or a consideration of the era’s clothing and home furnishings as cultural indicators. It’s also …
Museum in Örebro


The Wadköping Museum Village contains craft workshops, a bakery and period buildings - including Kungsstugan (the King's Lodgings, a medieval house with 16th-century ceiling paintings) and Cajsa Warg's house (home o…
Museum in Örebro

Biologiska Museet

Many Swedish schools once had private natural-history collections, but most were binned in the 1960s. Örebro’s Biologiska Museet, in Karolinska Skolan, is a survivor; it’s well worth a glance for its tier upon tier …
Tower in Örebro


The first of Sweden’s modern ‘mushroom’ water towers, Svampen was built in 1958 and now functions as a lookout tower. There are good views of lake Hjälmaren at the top, as well as a cafe (daily specials Skr100).