Top things to do in Östergötland

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 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…
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 European in Vadstena

Restaurant Munkklostret

The Vadstena Klosterhotel's ravishing restaurant is the best dining spot in town. Seasonal, succulent steak, lamb, game and fish dishes are flavoured with herbs from the monastery garden, and served in the monks’ ol…
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…
Top Choice Cheese in Norrköping


This fabulous fromagerie has over 200 cheesies to get queasy over.