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Västerås has a history that dates back a thousand years and a future to be reckoned with. A population of 140 000 makes us the fifth largest city in Sweden and we are extremely popular both as a commercial city and as a place to study. Cooperation is our keyword.

In our article archive below, you can find all the news we have posted on the website.

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Winter Time
2013-12-6

Public skating times 2013/2014

Västerås has many ice-skating rinks that are open to the general public.

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To do
2013-11-12

Christmas markets in Västerås 2013

Visst är det något speciellt med julmarknader. Goda dofter, fint hantverk och förhoppningsvis gott om snö och en skymt av tomten. Här kommer några tips på julmarknader i Västerås julen 2012.

Stay
2013-11-4

Unique accommodation in Västerås

In Västerås, there are three unique accommodations, all three created by the artist Mikael Genberg.

My Västerås

My Västerås by Tiina Magnusson

”Tiina the hairdresser”, as she’s known in Västerås, is a well-known face in the city, especially after having taken part in a reality TV show.

My Västerås

My Västerås by Niklas Lindström

Niklas Lindström, 45, is from Stockholm and is a former top athlete who has swapped city stress for the tranquillity of the countryside. He lives in Nybynäs on the outskirts of Västerås and he loves it.

My Västerås

My Västerås by Dan Linder

Dan Linder is a writer, linguist, radio presenter and lecturer with a weakness for fountain pens. Here, he shares with us some of Västerås’ gems.

Stay

Cabin stays

In Västerås it is possible to rent cabins out in the countryside, in the city centre or out on the lake.

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Dine out on the water!

Why not book a table for an unusual culinary experience on the beautiful Lake Mälaren?

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Find your own piece of paradise in Västerås

The Västerås area offers some wonderful forms of accommodation for anyone wanting to experience nature at its best.

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Experience Swedish fika

Have you heard of the Swedish phenomena "fika"? Try it when you are in Västerås!

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2013-06-26

The castle has reopened its doors!

Ever since the Västmanland County Museum left Västerås Castle things have been a bit quiet here!

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2013-06-26

The boat season has begun

Lake Mälaren plays an important recreational role in Västerås. This is particularly true during the summer when the lake becomes alive with boats offering full-day cruises, culinary cruises and action-packed RIB rides.

Dine
2013-06-1

The al fresco season is here!

It is summer at last and open-air cafés and restaurants are popping up on just about every street corner!

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Take a boat trip this summer

Take a boat trip this summer and make the most of it! Go on a shrimp or taco cruise, a guided lunch cruise or a full-day cruise to Birka or Grönsöö Castle or along the Hjälmare Canal.

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Lakeside walk

If you fancy exercising your legs, why not try one of the most beautiful walks in Västerås?

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Must-visit sights around Västerås

There are many unique sights around Västerås that you really shouldn’t miss, so why not book an extra couple of days while you are here so that you can explore the whole area.

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The wild Västerås – a city with a living countryside

Sweden has vast areas of unspoilt countryside, something that is evident in Västerås.

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2013-04-17

Cycle routes

Västerås has 380 km of cycle paths just waiting to be discovered. Why not cycle to Gäddeholm and have a cup of coffee at the café there or cycle along the Svartån River to Vallby Open Air Museum?

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Family fun

Are you looking for some family fun? Here are some ideas for some fun activities for you and your children!

NEWS

A city guide to take with in several languages!

A city guide in miniature, perfect for anyone visiting Västerås for a few days. This guide is possible to download in several languages.

To do
2013-04-9

Meet the spring in Västerås

Snow-free ground, chirping birds and dazzling sunlight – no it’s not a dream, spring is really here! And with it comes a strong desire to spend long days outdoors. Here are some of the most amusing ways to spend your time now that winter has finally lost its grip.

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Public works of art

Västerås has many public works of art. The first one was placed in Vasaparken as long ago as 1864 and is a bust of Gustav Vasa.

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Walking Map

Are you in Västerås for the day, are you looking for something specific or do you just want to see what the city has to offer?

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Tidö Tourist Route

Tidö Tourist Route is a brown and white route with a flower that leads you in the right direction. It starts at Vallby Open Air Museum in Västerås and ends at Strömsholm. Let the flower show you the way!

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Tranströmer poetry

For 35 years, between 1965 and 2000, the poet, psychologist and Nobel Prize winner Tomas Tranströmer lived in Västerås.

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2013-04-4

Västerås Cityfestival 27-29 juni 2013

For three fantastic days at the height of the summer, Västerås is transformed into an entertainment centre with performances by some of Sweden’s top singers, market stalls, open-air restaurants and activities of all kinds.

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2013-04-4

Power Big Meet 2013

The American car meet Power Big Meet is now being held for the 36th year, which means that between 4 and 6 July, Västerås will once again be full of roaring engines, shining chrome and people of all ages.

My Västerås

My Västerås by Loreen

Västerås girl Loreen Loreen Talhaoui came an impressive fourth when she took part in Swedish Idol in 2004, but it wasn’t until 2012 that the world seriously opened its eyes to this charasmatic singer.