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  The city of Västerås
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Västerås is a big city, with about 125.000 inhabitants, which makes it one of the top 10 cities of Sweden. Västerås is also one of Sweden's oldest cities, dating back to the end of the 1200's. Today Västerås is a modern industrial city, but it has some places really worth while to visit.

The location of Västerås is great, with the river Svartån flowing through its city centre, and situated right at the shore of Lake Mälaren. Lake Mälaren is a beautiful lake with many islands, and it is no wonder that Västerås has a busy harbour with lots of recreational boats. The city has some nice places to visit: a beautiful park (Djäkneberget), interesting for the many boulders with inscriptions. Besides that you have to go to the old part of town with historical houses at Kyrkbacken and last but not least the Cathedral of Västerås, a must see when you visit the city.

The area surrounding Västerås has some great places to visit, Tidö Castle, Anundshög (see next tip), and the more off the beaten path locations, like 'Lilla Rytterne Church' and Asköviken Nature Reserve.

You can read much more about this city and its surrounding area on my Västerås page

Directions: Västerås is located in Svealand (Central Sweden)
In the county of Västmanlands Län
At Lake Mälaren, on the north side of the lake
About 110 kilometres west of Stockholm

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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