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Djäknebergsgatan 10, 724 61 Västerås Show on map

This beautiful and unusual park in central Västerås gets its name from ”djäknar”, as students of the old upper secondary school used to be called.

It is more than just the name that serves as a reminder of days of old though. The park has almost 500 stones with inscriptions, thoughts or names of honourable people.

The learned Sam Lidman, a former colonel who became a language and physical education teacher, commissioned the park in the 19th century. He also planted a number of park trees on the hill and laid the paths that still exist today.

The park is still a popular place for fun and games, with its mini golf course, playground, restaurant and summer dance pavilion.

Guided tours of Djäkneberget can be booked at Västerås Tourist Center.