Spend a history filled weekend in Koping for young and old
Many Swedes know Koping from a popular TV documentary that was filmed here. From Vasteras, which has an international airport, you can get the train here in fifteen minutes, and you will be greeted by a modern and ecologically focused town proud of its history and old buildings, such as Apotekshuset and Tingshuset.
The Koping tourist office arrange a number of interesting guided tours, such as dramatised walks where actors bring life to the history of Koping. Old and young will enjoy the tourist office's history trail – you can pick up a free map from the office.
Families who prefer the prehistoric and Vikings can join the raven Fenja on an adventure and Rune Hunt across the town. The book about Fejna's adventures, including a map and a competition slip is sold in the tourist office.
Of course adults without children can also explore the significant historic sites in Koping. Strobohog is one of the most handsome burial sites in this part of Sweden, and it is believed to be an ancient kings grave. Not far from there you find Norsa Gravfalt which is another burial site in the classic Viking shape of a ship. Check out the rock carvings in Viby and Haljesta, with almost 500 individual carvings.
Learn more about prehistoric Koping at Kopings Museum which also has exhibits on more recent history.
A mere 20 km from the centre of Koping you find the beautiful Stromsholms Castle. The widow queen Hedvig Eleonora commissioned the gorgeous yellow baroque building in the 17th century and it is still a popular destination, not least thank to its beautiful surroundings, original decor from the 18th century and impressive collection of Swedish fine art.
No holiday in Koping is complete without a visit to one of the many recreational areas. There are three lake swimming beaches, six fishing spots, several walking and canoeing trails, seventeen parks and eight nature reserves. The local favourite is Karlsbergs Forest.
Explore the exciting flora and fauna on a Beaver Safari to make your weekend in Koping one of a kind. An experienced guide brings you out in a rubber dinghy and shows you how to recognise the places where beavers live and eat. You will even dine out in the wild on this unique excursion.
Historic Koping is situated only 1.5 hour by car from Stockholm. A holiday in Koping is a rare insight into an important part of the history of Sweden.