The historical Västerås

Västerås’ thousand-year history is evident all across the city. Sweden’s largest prehistoric burial mound, a cathedral that dates back to the 13th century and the Botanical Garden, which is the oldest student garden in Sweden and has its roots in the 18th century, are just a few examples.

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Did you know, for example, that Kyrkbacken was once classified as a slum area or that the Botanical Garden is the oldest student garden in Sweden and dates back to the 18th century? Västerås is also home to Anundshög, Sweden’s largest burial mound, and a cathedral from the 13th century. Explore Västerås on your own or as part of a guided tour!

Historical Västerås