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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.

Restaurants
2015-11-6

Christmas buffets in Västerås

With Christmas just around the corner, restaurants are busy preparing their Christmas buffets.

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To do
2015-11-6

Christmas Fairs in Västerås

Christmas is fast approaching and Västerås is busy preparing for its Christmas fairs with the scents and flavours of Christmas, wonderful pieces of handicraft and, hopefully, heaps of snow and a glimpse of Father Christmas.

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Winter Time

Winter in Västerås

Clear blue skies, squeaky white snow and a crackle in the air are all signs that it is winter and high time for all the wonderful activities that this time of year has to offer.

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Winter Time
2015-11-5

Ski tracks in Västerås

If you haven’t mastered the slopes you can still enjoy a bit of skiing at the many cross-country ski tracks that Västerås has to offer.

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Stay
2015-11-5

Book your unique experience for 2016 now!

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

My Västerås

Winter is at its warmest on Lake Mälaren, Nils-Erik

”My favourite place to go is Östra Holmen. Particularly when the sun is shining and the entire bay is laid out in front of you. And when you turn round there is an amazing view of the whole city.”

My Västerås

A city full of possibilities, Diana Kambugu Nannyonjo

”Västerås is both small and big. Small in terms of how easy it is to reach different channels and people and large in the way that there is enough room for a whole world of opportunity.”

My Västerås

The streets are alive, Annelie Salminen

”There are a lot of proactive people in Västerås and I am drawn to them. People that want things. People that say yes to things.”

My Västerås

Change involves having the courage to take risks, Mikael Genberg

”The first time I suggested building a house up a tree in Vasaparken, the head of culture looked up at me and said; ’Micke, that’s a fantastic idea, but nothing will ever come of it!”

My Västerås

A meeting place, from a technical point of view, Emma Nehrenheim

”There is so much quality of life here. I need earth around my feet to feel really balanced.”

My Västerås

A city without walls, Tony Lorenzi.

”Everyone wants to live in a town where people care about each other. My duty as a citizen is to do my best to ensure that Västerås becomes that kind of place.”

My Västerås

Pay it forward, Benjamin Kalinovic

”Västerås has got the idea. By investing in youngsters, they are investing in the city.”

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Our Västerås

A town is nothing without the people that live and work in it. Every single person has his or her own story to contribute. A town is at its best when it’s growing.

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To do
2015-05-28

Celebrate Sweden’s National Day on 6 June

Sweden celebrates its National Day on June 6 and you can take part in the celebrations at Djäkneberget in Västerås.

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2015-05-28

Celebrate Midsummers Eve in Västerås

The most important event on the summer calendar is fast approaching – Midsummer Eve. In Västerås, you can take part in the traditional celebrations at many places around the city.

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2015-04-22

Celebrate Walpurgis Night in Västerås

The last of April every year Walpurgis Night is celebrated with big bonfires and choir song in Sweden.