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  Wadköping, the open air museum in Örebro
by sim1

I've visited Örebro in the middle of August to do some shopping, but I also took the time to visit some tourist spots while I was there. All in all it was a great day!

Örebro has 125,000 inhabitants, which makes it the seventh largest town in Sweden. It is also a university city, which gives it a bit of a lively feel to it and a nice atmosphere. Örebro is located about 200 km from Stockholm and 300 km to both Gothenburg and Oslo.

Örebro has some interesting tourist attractions and the most famous is the castle, which dates back to the 13th century. The other 'must-see' in Örebro is Wadköping, the open air museum. It's called the open air museum, and it sometimes also called the 'old village'. I think these names may give the impression of a boring area with 'just' lots of old buildings. But Wadköping is so much more than that. This 'open air museum' is not just a museum; it's actually part of the city. Wadköping feels like it is alive and it is very picturesque.

You can read much more about both the castle and Wadköping on my Örebro page

Directions: Örebro is located in Svealand (Central Sweden)
In the county of Örebro Län
On Lake Hjälmaren, on the west side of the lake

Website: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/1c048/2c3fc/

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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