Flights to Örebro
Örebro, in the heart of Sweden, has been a meeting place ever since the middle ages. It is only 200 km from Stockholm, 300 km from Oslo and 450 km from the south coast. With a population of almost 145,000, Örebro is Sweden’s seventh largest town.
Amongst the attractions are the university, an excellent business climate, and an outstanding programme of events and cultural offerings. Örebro is also a beautiful town which has retained much that is old and partnered it harmoniously with much that is new. There are beautiful parks and busy streets, friendly bars and cosy cafés
For over 700 years Örebro Castle has kept a watchful eye on everyone crossing the bridge on the River Svartån. Many important events in Swedish history took place here. For over two hundred years it has been the residence of the county governor, but a great deal is open to the general public.
S:t Nicolai Church
Örebro’s main church, which also served as parliamentary hall during the 1810 parliament when Jean Baptiste Bernadotte was elected as successor of the Swedish throne.
Another famous building in Örebro is the 50-metre-high water tower Svampen (the Mushroom) Since it opened in the 1950s, more than eight million people have admired the wonderful views. A copy of Örebro’s “Svampen” is raised in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia.
Gustavsvik Leisure Complex is Örebro’s largest tourist attraction and the largest swimming centre in Northern Europe. The complex features pools and family outdoor and indoor bathing, wave pool, water chute, solariums, gym and restaurant.
Wadköping is Örebro’s Old Town with cobblestone streets and squares ringed by traditional red buildings that were once amongst Örebro’s finest. Handicraft stalls, cosy shops, exhibitions, markets and other events and a café.
The city of parks.
Stadsparken in Örebro was voted fifth in the 2006 vote for Europe’s most beautiful park. Örebro residents are proud of this – but not surprised. You will understand why. Do not forget to bring along a bite of food or to take refreshments at Stadsträdgården, the old municipal greenhouses. Continue eastwards to Lake Hjälmaren and you arrive at Alnängarna’s water park, an oasis of tranquillity within walking distance of the city. Amidst the greenery, you will find Naturens hus, a nature centre with a restaurant and café.
West of Örebro is the hilly region Kilsbergen - ”The Blue Mountains” - with its rugged terrain. In the summer there is rambling, bathing, fishing, hunting etc., and in the winter the ”blue mountains” turn white and become an Eldorado for skiers. There are cross-country ski trails of varying lenghts to suit everyone, and Storstenshöjden is a popular alpine-type installation with several ski slopes.
Shopping and events in the city centre
In the heart of the town, you can look round the shops, drink your coffee in the sunshine, admire the views – and even fish for salmon! Many people also come here for the shopping or the wide range of shows, conferences and other events.