"Motala equals water" Motala by Maline

Motala Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 46 photos

Motala is a smaller town in the westerns part of Östergötland in southern/middle Sweden.
The town has some 30 000 inhabitants and the whole county of Motala has about 42 000.

Motala had in old days one of only two radio towers in Sweden, hence old radio broacasts in Sweden always started with the words "Stockholm-Motala."

Nowadays Motala boasts a radio museum, the best inland lake beaches in Sweden, a flight of locks that connect the channel Göta Kanal with lake Vättern, and a charming setting on the Östergötland plains.

And just a 20 minute drive outside town is the monastery Vadstena with a 700 year old history.

Rune stone of Rök

Borenhult locks

  • Last visit to Motala: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • israelsson2007's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2007 at 2:47 AM

    Hi, great pages. Hälsning Eva

  • Mikebond's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2006 at 2:58 AM

    Interesting page with beautiful pics, Maline!

  • Sjalen's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2006 at 10:17 AM

    Jättebra sida! Vore bara kul att veta vem Ellen Key var (om man inte vet det alltså - själv är jag ju gammal Västervikare...). Vad är MV3?

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2006 at 12:57 PM

    Passed through many times on the train, but never felt the urge to get off the train. Enjoyed yr pics + info...Keep them pics coming.Tim

  • sihi's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2005 at 2:26 PM

    wow.. beautiful! Greetingz:)

  • Anjutka's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2005 at 7:18 AM

    Very nice page of a (to me) less known place

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2005 at 11:49 AM

    Great tips Malin! Thanks :-)) I might be going here next week. Eeks... I am a bit afraid it is too early in the season. But it probably will be fun anyway :-)))

  • NC_Ziggy's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2004 at 10:14 AM

    Hi Maline! Happy New Year! Beautiful Pictures here... I especially liked the one of the water at the Ellen Key house! Take care and have fun! Best Wishes! ;-)

  • Maline's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2004 at 1:48 PM

    Yes, you can definitely take a canoe or kajak on the canal. I saw some people padling just the other day. Looks very peaceful!

  • Docu2001's Profile Photo
    Jun 27, 2004 at 2:23 PM

    The setting looks beautiful! Is it possible to take a canoe or kayack on the canal? peace...Doc


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