The town of Örebro is situated in the heart of Sweden, with the major cities of Scandinavia within easy reach. Big enough to offer all the amenities of a large city, but small enough not to overwhelm, Örebro is a pleasant city with walkable distances and where any part of the town is only a few minutes’ cycle ride away. One of the more striking aspects about Örebro is actually that cycling is the most common way of getting around, in spite of a well-developed public transport system. Örebro has, to our mind, one of the most beautiful town centres in the country, with the medieval castle in the river as its centrepiece. Situated on the banks of the River Svartån are the town gardens with its botanical garden, cafés, a restaurant, shop, tennis courts and a large playground. Part of the gardens is also the little wooden village and open-air museum of Wadköping, displaying a rich cultural heritage. The village is made up of a collection of old buildings from Örebro and the surrounding countryside and is thriving with cafés, craft makers, shops, museums, exhibitions, a theatre, puppet shows, and much more.
The town centre’s shopping arcades and streets cater for your every need. Even so, just under ten kilometres south of Örebro you will find the retail park Marieberg, with a large shopping mall, IKEA and other big stores. Lake Hjälmaren is not far away, so why not visit its largest island, Vinön, or take a cruise on the lake? If you walk along the river from the town centre you will come to Alnängarna Water Park and if you keep on walking you will come to Lake Hjälmaren and the nature reserves Oset and Rynningeviken. Whatever your preferences may be, Örebro truly has a little something for everyone.