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In the second week of April 2008 I was in Stockholm Skavsta Airport for a very cheap connecting flight by ryanair when i had about two and half hours to wait. The nearby city of Nyköping was only about 20 minutes by bus and i decided to go and see the city instead of sitting dumb at the uninteresting airport. I had never heard about this city before and would probably have never heard in future as well, if not for the desire to take a cheap flight. I did not repent my decision of visiting the city.

The city of Nyköping apart from the Nyköpingshus Castle, Sörmlands County Museum and the Nyköping river seemed have very beautiful houses. The weather was a bit spoilsport when I visited but I was desperate to see a new town and not rather get bored at the airport. Nyköping is a town on the Baltic sea on the mouth of river Nyköping. it is the administrative capital of Södermanland county of Sweden. The traces of settlers around 2,000 BC have been found in the area. In the early medieval age, this town was a capital of one the small Swedish kingdoms. The town originated in the 13th century as a marketplace around the Nyköpingshus castle.

The Nyköping Banquet of 1317 is an infamous episode in Swedish history (please read the tips for details). There was a huge fire in 1665 when large parts of the city were destroyed. The city was again destroyed when Russian troops invaded the city in 1719. thereafter the current city was built. In 2005, the population of Nyköping was a little less than 28,000.
One of my unique memories from the city was the fact that on my way back from Nyköping to Skavsta Airport, on a 20 minute long journey by bus, I was the sole passenger in the bus. Here's a picture of the bus. Very unique memory for a person coming from India.

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  • In a nutshell:A small but beautiful town
  • Last visit to Nyköping: Apr 2008
  • Intro Updated Oct 15, 2008
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  • marielexoteria's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2008 at 6:07 AM

    You did right in going out instead of sitting at the airport. Of course, it helped that you had time. Good tips :)

  • mallyak's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2008 at 12:52 AM

    We too were charmed by the beauty of small towns in europe and their cute houses!You are lucky to be able to viist the country of ABBA.

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