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Götaland : Västergötland : Alingsås
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Alingsås [1] is a city in the region Västergötland in Sweden. It is known for its many cafés and as the birthplace of Jonas Ahlströmer - "the man who brought the potato to Sweden".

Get in

By train

There is commuter trains going from Gothenburg to Alingsås. [2]

You can go to Alingsås from Stockholm in 2h 40 min with the high speed train X2000. [3].

By bus

Swebus Express makes a stop in Alingsås (Götaplan) with the bus line Gothenburg-Mariestad-Örebro-Stockholm up to four times a day.

By car

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

Get around


  • Nolhaga slott and park [4]. A nice park in the middle of Alingsås that features a zoo with farm animals.






  • 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 lenght 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.
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