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 98kr).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Örebro attractions

1. Biologiska Museet

0.88 MILES

Many Swedish schools once had private natural-history collections, but most were binned in the 1960s. Örebro’s Biologiska Museet, in Karolinska Skolan,…

2. Örebro Konsthall (OBKHL)

0.94 MILES

Örebro's excellent art gallery is responsible for the fact that there are over 200 public art pieces scattered about the city and is integral in the…

3. Örebro Slottet

1.02 MILES

Örebro's hulking and magnificent castle is unmissable in town and now serves as the county governor’s headquarters. It was originally built in the late…

4. Örebro läns museum

1.08 MILES

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…

5. Wadköping

1.11 MILES

The Wadköping museum village contains craft workshops, a bakery and period buildings – including Kungsstugan (the King's Lodgings, a medieval house with…

6. Stallbacken

1.13 MILES

This lovely square in central Örebro opens on to Stortorget and comprises several traditional houses that have been resorted and converted into boutiques…

7. Stadsparken

1.13 MILES

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…

8. St Nikolai Kyrka

1.18 MILES

The attractive rust-brick 13th-century St Nikolai Kyrka, with its sloping green roof, has some historical interest: it’s where Jean Baptiste Bernadotte …