10 Things to Do in Vasteras That You Shouldn't Miss

Västerås [vɛstɛrˈoːs] is a city in central Sweden, located on the shore of Lake Mälaren in the province Västmanland, some 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Stockholm. The city had a population of 119,372 inhabitants in 2016, out of the municipal total of 150,000 (2017). Västerås is the seat of Västerås Municipality, the capital of Västmanland County and an episcopal see.

1. Anundshog

Stockholmsvagen | Stockholmsvägen, Vasteras, Sweden Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites
Excellent
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4.5 based on 161 reviews

Anundshog

Reviewed By KTGP - Adelaide, AustraliaAdelaide, Australia

EASY WITH PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM STOCKHOLM

In one word, amazing. Nearly 7 weeks away and a handful of countries, Anundshög was our favourite site. We visited the end of March and looking down from the largest burial mound, (Anundshög) to the two largest stone ships surrounded by snow, is a sight w

2. Vallby Open Air Museum

2 Skerikesvaegen, Vasteras 724 80, Sweden Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks, History Museums More
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4 based on 229 reviews

Vallby Open Air Museum

Vallby Open Air Museum is open every day of the year. Here you can experience and learn about the cultural history of native breeds and plants, buildings and life in former times.

Reviewed By Arn E - Stockholm, SwedenStockholm, Sweden

Charming outdoor (and indoor) museum

Vallby has a collection of typical buildings from the 19th and early 20th centuries, Inside, there is authentic furniture, and youngsters acting as the inhabitants in the clothes of the period. They can tell about the history of the building and what life

3. Vasteras Cathedral

Vaestra Kyrkogatan 6 | Domkyrkoplan, Vasteras 722 15, Sweden Sights & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Churches & Cathedrals More
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4.5 based on 182 reviews

Vasteras Cathedral

Reviewed By KTGP - Adelaide, AustraliaAdelaide, Australia

UNDERSTATED

Västerås Cathedral was inaugurated in 1271 and is located in Kyrkbacken, which is the old area of Västerås. Due to numerous fires throughout the centuries, the Cathedral has undergone many modifications. The tower was erected around 1420, with the additio

4. Vasteras Historiska Skeppsmuseum

Frosakers Brygga 7, Vasteras 725 97, Sweden Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 78 reviews

Vasteras Historiska Skeppsmuseum

25 historical wooden sail boats. Flag ship is a copy of a 12th century cog; a true pirate ship, 29 x 8 meters...

Reviewed By strussi - Neuss, GermanyNeuss, Germany

A GREAT FAMILY or GROUP experience! No better way to learn about Viking History!

I write this evaluation on behalf of my 12 yrs old daughter who spent a splendid afternoon at the Västeras Historiska Skeppmuseum beginning of July 2016. Everyone there took her on a time travel and made the afternoon a wonderful experience. There they of

5. Kungsbyn Animalpark

Kungsbyn 33, Vasteras 725 98, Sweden Sights & Landmarks, Ranches
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4 based on 84 reviews

Kungsbyn Animalpark

Reviewed By TeddyLindner - MinnesotaMinnesota

Rip-off

We have been to many zoo's, animal parks and farms around the world, and this one ranks down towards the bottom.The place has a lot of potential. But potential needs to be realized. Tired animals, hiding.Food in restaurant below average. Unorganized.Again

6. Kokpunkten Water park

11 Kraftverksgatan, Vasteras 721 30, Sweden Water & Amusement Parks, Water Parks
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3.5 based on 256 reviews

Kokpunkten Water park

Experience Sweden's first action waterpark! Your heart beats faster as you take the plunge. The rush in your stomach matches your pulse. The blood in your veines flows as fast as the water in the steepest slide you've ever ridden. Kokpunkten is Sweden's first action waterpark: A unique experience, with its specially designed attractions spread over eight floors.

Reviewed By jarborra - Stockholm, SwedenStockholm, Sweden

Loud and crowded but FUN!

We've been to lots of water parks but Kokpunkten has to be the most action-oriented. Although housed in an old steam power plant, the water park feels purpose-built as it spreads over three floors with the clean and well-equipped changing rooms on the bot

7. Stromsholm Palace

Stromsholm | Strömsholm, Vasteras 734 94, Sweden Museums, Specialty Museums
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4 based on 47 reviews

Stromsholm Palace

Reviewed By TheHappySmurf - Stockholm, SwedenStockholm, Sweden

It really is a great place for a relaxation!

We love this place. We have visited it several times.The interesting baroque palace in the beautiful location! Stromsholm in its present form was built in the mid 16th century. It is interesting to see the castle inside and outside! The palace is situated

8. Djakneberget

Djaknebergsgatan 10, Vasteras 724 61, Sweden Nature & Parks, Fun & Games, Playgrounds
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4 based on 49 reviews

Djakneberget

Reviewed By hrgrafen - Vasteras, SwedenVasteras, Sweden

A nice place to relax with a beautiful view over Västerås

Located at the Västra Ringvägen, near the domkyrkan, this park is a nice area to relax with gazebos and pavilions hidden in the forest. It was originally created in the 1860's as a park to educate children about the fauna and flora and also important even

9. Engso Castle

Vasteras, Sweden Sights & Landmarks, Castles
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4 based on 33 reviews

Engso Castle

Reviewed By sunoveristambul - Shanghai, ChinaShanghai, China

nice

This is the easiest outing close to Vasteras. After living close by for a few years, we finally paid the entrance for the tour inside. It was worth it. The building is still owned by ancient people and don't expect the peasants to be recieved as statesmen

10. Vastmanlands lans museum

Karlsgatan 2, Vasteras 722 14, Sweden Museums, Specialty Museums
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4 based on 43 reviews

Vastmanlands lans museum

The purpose of the museum is to extend our understanding of the rich diversity of Västmanland's cultural heritage, to communicate with people and to stimulate public opinion, increase people's insights into our history and to enrich our perspective on life today and in the future. At Karlsgatan 2 in Västerås the county museum has its offices, archive, library and exhibition galleries.

Reviewed By ThePoorMansGuide - Dover, United KingdomDover, United Kingdom

Not that special

It's a typical museum of different kinds of arts and in my taste it's a bit to modern. The front of house feels a bit messy and you're not quite sure where the exhibitions are exactly or where to start.

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