Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Vadstena

Vadstena Slott

Overlooking the lake, and considered one of the finest early Renaissance buildings in the Nordic region, construction commenced on Vadstena Slott, the family project of the early Vasa kings, in 1545. View their gloo…
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 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…
Top Choice Museum in Norrköping

Arbetets Museum

The innovative Arbetets Museum documents working life. There’s one permanent display about Alva Carlsson, a typical worker in the former cotton mill, and temporary exhibitions focusing mainly on gender issues, human…
Top Choice Museum in Vadstena

Sancta Birgitta Klostermuseet

The Sancta Birgitta Klostermuseet is in Bjälboättens Palats (a royal residence that became a convent in 1384). It tells the story of St Birgitta’s roller-coaster life and those of all her saint-and-sinner children. …
Top Choice Museum in Vadstena

Motala Motor Museum

If you're a rev-head or just a lover of beautiful machines, this vehicle museum in a lovely lakeside spot is a must for its staggering collection of more than 300 vehicles of all makes, shapes, sizes and eras, from …
Top Choice Museum in Norrköping

Norrköpings konstmuseum

Overlooking leafy Vasaparken, the city's impressive art gallery boasts a collection of important early-20th-century works, including modernist and cubist gems as well as one of Sweden’s largest collections of graphi…
Zoo in Norrköping

Kolmårdens djurpark

Opened in 1965, Scandinavia’s largest zoo attracts some 750,000 visitors a year who come to visit its 750-odd residents from all climates and continents. Features include a safari park and a separate Tropicarium wit…
Monument in Vadstena

Rökstenen

Sweden’s most famous rune stone, the 9th-century Rökstenen, is near the church at Rök (just off the E4 on the road to Heda and Alvastra, 25km from Vadstena). It’s a monumental memorial stone raised to commemorate a …
Church in Vadstena

Vadstena klosterkyrka

‘Of plain construction, humble and strong’, the church was built in response to one of St Birgitta’s visions. After its consecration in 1430, Vadstena became the top pilgrimage site in Sweden. Step inside for mediev…