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'''Alingsås''' is a city in [[Sweden]] known for its many cafés and as the birthplace of Jonas Ahlströmer - "the man who brought the potato to Sweden".
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'''Alingsås''' [http://www.alingsas.se/engelska/index.htm] is a city with about 20,000 inhabitants in the region [[Västergötland]] in [[Sweden]]. It is known for its many cafés and as the birthplace of Jonas Alströmer - "the man who brought the potato to Sweden".
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
 
===By train===
 
===By train===
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[http://www.vasttrafik.se/ Västtrafik] runs '''commuter trains''' to Alingsås from [[Gothenburg]]. The train takes about 40 minutes and runs up to twice an hour. The ticket costs around 75-80 SEK one way. [http://www.sj.se SJ] can take you to Alingsås from the rest of Sweden. The fastest train from [[Stockholm]] is the '''X 2000''' which takes 2h 40 min (stops in [[Katrineholm]] and [[Skövde]]).
  
 
===By bus===
 
===By bus===
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*[http://www.swebusexpress.se/ Swebus Express] makes a stop in Alingsås (Götaplan) with the bus line [[Gothenburg]]-[[Mariestad]]-[[Örebro]]-[[Stockholm]] up to four times a day.
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*Public transport buses [http://www.vasttrafik.se] take you to Alingsås from (among others) [[Borås]], [[Trollhättan]] and [[Herrljunga]].
  
 
===By car===
 
===By car===
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The european route '''E20''' passes through Alingsås on its way to [[Stockholm]] from [[Gothenburg]].
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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If you don't like walking, you can always use public transport  [http://www.vasttrafik.se]. The main bus hub is Alingsåsterminalen.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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*'''Nolhaga slott''' and park [http://www.nolhagaslott.se/eng/]. A nice park in the middle of Alingsås that features a zoo with (mainly) farm animals.
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*'''Lights in Alingsås''' is held in october. Light designers illuminate public spaces in exciting ways for everyone to see.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
* '''Anten - Gräfsnäs Vintage Railroad''' [http://www.agj.net/engelska/index2.htm] is a well preserved vintage railroad line running along the lake Anten not far from [[Alingsås]]. With a lenght of 12 km, it runs during the summer months (check web site for time table)
 
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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*'''Balders hage''', Drottninggatan 25, ''+46'' 322 - 181 85. Shop with nice and traditional home decorating items. Also has a café.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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Visit one of Alingsås' cafés. A sign to keep a lookout for is "Gratis påtår" which means that a free refill of coffee is included.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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* '''STF Alingsås Vandrarhem Plantaget''', Nyebrogatan, ''+46'' 322-63 69 87.
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* '''First Hotel Grand Alingsås''' [http://www.grandhotel-alingsas.se/english/], Bankgatan 1, ''+46'' 322-67 01 00.
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
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* '''Anten - Gräfsnäs Vintage Railroad''' [http://www.agj.net/engelska/index2.htm] is a well preserved vintage railroad line running along the lake Anten not far from Alingsås. It has a length of 12 km and runs during the summer months. Check web site for time table.
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*'''Gräfsnäs slottsruin'''. A castle ruin and park situated by the lake Anten. There's also a beach if you're in the mood for swimming.
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*'''Brobacka''' is a nice natural reserve just north of the lake Mjörn where you can see ''jättegrytor'' - traces of the last ice age.
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Revision as of 18:03, 1 January 2009

Alingsås [1] is a city with about 20,000 inhabitants in the region Västergötland in Sweden. It is known for its many cafés and as the birthplace of Jonas Alströmer - "the man who brought the potato to Sweden".

Contents

Get in

By train

Västtrafik runs commuter trains to Alingsås from Gothenburg. The train takes about 40 minutes and runs up to twice an hour. The ticket costs around 75-80 SEK one way. SJ can take you to Alingsås from the rest of Sweden. The fastest train from Stockholm is the X 2000 which takes 2h 40 min (stops in Katrineholm and Skövde).

By bus

By car

The european route E20 passes through Alingsås on its way to Stockholm from Gothenburg.

Get around

If you don't like walking, you can always use public transport [3]. The main bus hub is Alingsåsterminalen.

See

  • Nolhaga slott and park [4]. A nice park in the middle of Alingsås that features a zoo with (mainly) farm animals.
  • Lights in Alingsås is held in october. Light designers illuminate public spaces in exciting ways for everyone to see.

Do

Buy

  • Balders hage, Drottninggatan 25, +46 322 - 181 85. Shop with nice and traditional home decorating items. Also has a café.

Eat

Visit one of Alingsås' cafés. A sign to keep a lookout for is "Gratis påtår" which means that a free refill of coffee is included.

Drink

Sleep

  • STF Alingsås Vandrarhem Plantaget, Nyebrogatan, +46 322-63 69 87.
  • First Hotel Grand Alingsås [5], Bankgatan 1, +46 322-67 01 00.

Get out

  • Anten - Gräfsnäs Vintage Railroad [6] is a well preserved vintage railroad line running along the lake Anten not far from Alingsås. It has a length of 12 km and runs during the summer months. Check web site for time table.
  • Gräfsnäs slottsruin. A castle ruin and park situated by the lake Anten. There's also a beach if you're in the mood for swimming.
  • Brobacka is a nice natural reserve just north of the lake Mjörn where you can see jättegrytor - traces of the last ice age.


Routes through Alingsås
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