Örebro is a modern city located in the small province of Närke in Svealand in south central Sweden. It's located on the flat Närke plains, surrounded by vast forest areas. It's Sweden's 7th largest municipality with a population of about 129,000 (2006).
The city center is easily explored on foot. There is a well functioning network of city buses  serving all parts of the city. Almost all regional and city buses stop at Resecenter (next to the train station). Järntorget also functions as a hub for the city buses. The municipality offers bicycles for rent if one wishes to explore the city by bike. Enquire at the tourist agency in the castle.
Örebro Castle is one of Sweden's most photogenic. Tours are available.
The city park has been voted Sweden's most beautiful, and a visit is recommended in the summertime.
Wadköping is an open-air museum with lots of old cottages.
Nature Reserve Oset just a power walk along the river Svartån down to the lake Hjälmaren you will find the lush and green open space nature reserve Oset. Here you will find cows, birds and the best jogging track near Örebro.
Footboll. ÖSK, the city's footboll team are playing in the highest league in Sweden, Allsvenskan. They play in the stadium Behrn Arena close to the city center. You can find info about tickets and games on the official website oskfotboll.se
Hockey. ÖHK plays in the top hockey league in Sweden, one of the best leagues in the world. The stadium is next to the city's football stadium and share the same name, Behrn Arena. Find info about tickets and games on the official website www.orebrohockey.se
Volleyball. Örebros volleyball, both women and men division, is one of the absolute best volleyball clubs in Sweden. You would definitely enjoy watching a game in the modern indoor stadium Idrottshuset, just next to the stadiums of the city's football and hockey teams.
There are lots of shopping opportunities in the shopping malls Krämaren and Åhléns and on the streets Drottninggatan, Köpmangatan and Kungsgatan. Nothing that you can't buy everywhere else in Sweden though.
Bra & Begagnat (Standing on the major square, Järntorget, and looking directly west, on your right hand there is a brown building. Between the brown building and a Tex-Mex restaurant there is a small alley called "Gamla Gatan". Down the alley, 50 meters on your right.) Open Wed 2PM-6PM, Sat 10AM-2PM. A second-hand store with a small café serving homemade cakes, buns and cookies. All who work there (wearing yellow shirts) are volunteers, they are friendly and it's very cheap. All profits from the store are donated to charity.
a-mano, Kungsgatan 1/Stallbacken,  Food produced by local ecological producers and suppliers. A fusion of Scandinavian and Italian flavors educed cocking. Make sure to reserve a table in advance. 130-600SEK
Ågatan 3, Ågatan 3,  Food produced by local producers and suppliers. Provides a very cozy atmosphere with highly skilled staff and chefs supporting you though your dining experience. Classic Swedish Cuisine done really well. 150-600SEK
Stallyktan, Södra Strandgatan 3, . A small pub with a good assortment of Beer and Ale, cozy atmosphere with horse stable theme.
Pitchers, Engelbrektsgatan 8, . Located just by the castle. Besides the pub you can dance on the second floor and there is a gaming area with bowling, billiard, car racing and many other games.
All the "bigger chains" of pubs are represented in Örebro such as Harry´s, Bishops Arms, O´Learys and Pitchers. The O´Learys bar/pub/restaurant in Örebro is one of the biggest in Sweden. They can all be found near the Castle in the centre of the city.
STF Vandrarhem Livin, Järnvägsgatan 22. Completely renewed youth hostel, look for the sign of the Ramada Hotel. Make sure you have a HIHostel card or you'll pay a 50SEK surcharge. Other than that, very good facilities and fantastic common kitchen. Dorm-Bed: 250 SEK.
Örebro City Vandrarhem, Tunnelgatan 3. Nice, clean little Hostel. Free WLAN & Bicycles. Dorm-Bed: 170 SEK.
Nora - a historical city with many beautiful wooden buildings. It is an easy day trip from Örebro with public transport. In the summer, it is very pleasant to take a boat trip on Norasjön (Nora lake).
Karlskoga - Alfred Nobel moved to this town after he moved back from his adventures on the European continent.
Arboga - A medieval town situated just a 30 minutes train ride from Örebro.
Kvarntorpshögen- Situated 20km south of Örebro this industrial man-made mountain of slag shoots up 157 meters from the otherwise flat landscape. Artists have created art work on top of the mountain. The strangest is one artist's recreation of the Hollywood sign writing his own surname "Johansson" on the north slope of the mountain. You can drive up to the top of the mountain during summer (please pay attention to opening hours). Or convince yourself to take the stairs. Kvarntorpshögen is open 24/7. To get there you can go by bus, however the bus does not stop next to the slug mountain. You´d rather go by car or if you are brave by bicycle.
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