The Gothic Domkyrka dominates the city, just as some of those buried here, including St Erik, Gustav Vasa and the scientist Carl von Linné, dominated their country. Tours are available in English at 11am and 2pm Monday to Saturday, 4pm Sunday, in July and August.

Gustav’s funerary sword, silver crown and shiny golden buttons are kept in the treasury in the cathedral’s north tower, along with a great display of medieval textiles. Particularly fine are the clothes worn by the three noblemen who were murdered in the castle: they’re the only example of 16th-century Swedish high fashion still in existence. Tours in English start at 3pm Monday to Saturday in July and August.