Central Sweden

Aguélimuseet exhibits the largest display of oils and watercolours by local artist Ivan Aguéli (1869–1917) in Sweden, as well as work by some of his contemporaries. Aguéli was a pioneering Swedish modernist whose motto was ‘One can never be too precise, too simple or too deep'. In summer there are also temporary exhibitions, usually of experimental young Scandinavian artists. The building is next door to the town library.

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1. Norrmanska Gården

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These pretty wooden houses arranged around a central courtyard, collectively known as Norrmanska Gården, were built in 1736. The pretty area is now home…

2. Väsby Kungsgård

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In the main park in town is Väsby Kungsgård, a 16th-century royal farm where, according to a love letter from 1613, Gustav II Adolf met his mistress, Ebba…

3. Sala Silvergruva


Even if you’re reluctant to take the plunge, there's plenty to see and do above ground at this vast mine complex 2km south of the town centre. Underground…

4. Anundshög

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Västerås is surrounded by pre-Christian sites. The most interesting and extensive is Anundshög, the biggest tumulus (burial ground) in Sweden, 9km…

5. Vallby Friluftsmuseum

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Vallby Friluftsmuseum, off Vallbyleden near the E18 interchange, 2km northwest of the city, is home to an extensive open-air collection of traditional…

6. Engelsbergs Bruk

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Looking more like a collection of gingerbread houses than an industrial relic, Engelsberg Bruk, a Unesco World Heritage Site in the tiny village of…

7. Västerås domkyrka

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The fine brick-built Domkyrka was begun in the 12th century, although most of what you see today is late-14th-century work. It contains carved floor slabs…

8. Karlsgatan 2

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Comprising the former Västmanland Länsmuseum (county museum) and Västerås Konstmuseum (art gallery) in a re-imagined industrial block near…