Fill your trip to Orebro with culture and nature
A weekend in Orebro is ideal when you're looking for historic venues, excellent shopping and accessible nature experiences. The city centre is a lively hub with charming boutiques and atmospheric restaurants. This is where you find the impressive Orebro Castle on an island in the river Svartan. The castle has been the heart and soul of the town for 700 years.
In the historic city centre you will find remnants from the time when Orebro was an important trading centre. The name derives from the Swedish word for 'bridge', referring to the bridge leading across Svartan in the 13th century. Orebro is now the sixth largest city in Sweden and has become a popular destination for travellers. During the summer months the streets fill with curious visitors from all over the world.
Svartan meanders through the town and is perfect for exploring the surroundings by foot. Stroll along the nature trail following the water to discover waterfalls, gardens and parks scattered around the town. Rest your legs in the popular park Stadsparken, which has been named as one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. The trail will also take you through memorable Wadkoping and the unique nature surrounding the lake Hjalmaren.
If you're going to Orebro by car, you can easily stop by Kilsbergen, also known as 'the blue mountains', just outside the town. On your return you can visit the water tower Svampen to enjoy a tasty dinner with an unbeatable view. If you're flying to Orebro, you will arrive at the airport, about 12 kilometres from the city centre.
If you're looking for an action-packed stay in Orebro, you won't be disappointed by Gustavsvik Waterpark. Resembling a jungle, this waterpark offers crazy rapids as well as relaxing treatments and an impressive restaurant. Gustavsvik is a destination for both young and old, and even has its own camping grounds.
Enjoy some of Sweden's finest features during your stay in Orebro, with nature, history, excitement and relaxation for all.