"Strängnäs and its beautiful Cathedral" Mälaren Things to Do Tip by sim1

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by sim1

From Fiholm and Lake Söderfjärden it is only a short drive to get to Strängnäs. Strängnäs is a quiet little town in the beautiful lake area of the Mälaren, west of Stockholm. It's not really a tourist destination, but some parts of the city are nice to visit.

The history of Strängnäs dates back to the Viking era. Strängnäs is actually one of Sweden's oldest towns and has played an important role as a church administrative centre in the middle Ages.

Unfortunately large parts of Strängnäs were destroyed by fire in 1871, but luckily some areas were spared. These are the parts of the town that are worth looking at. One area is around the old windmill, and the other is the cathedral. Around the windmill and the cathedral you can still find some of the old houses. The Cathedral is an absolute must see when you are in Strängnäs, so don't miss it when you go here!

There is a little harbour in Strängnäs that gives the city a nice atmosphere. I've only done a quick visit to the city, but I did spend some time in the cathedral.

You can read much more about the cathedral on my Strängnäs page

Directions: Strängnäs is located at Lake Mälaren
About 35 kilometres east of Eskilstuna
About 85 kilometres west of Stockholm

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  • Written May 7, 2005
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