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'''Mariestad''' is a town with about 15,000 inhabitants in the province [[Västergötland]] in [[Sweden]]. It is situated by the lake Vänern.
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
There's a train that goes into Mariestad, but it is also served by bus; car always works!
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===By train===
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* There's a train that goes to Mariestad. See [http://www.sj.se SJ] for more information.
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===By bus===
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*[http://www.safflebussen.se Säfflebussen] (in [[Swedish phrasebook|Swedish]] and [[Norwegian phrasebook|Norwegian]] only) stops at the Mariestad bus station with the lines 201 and 203 ([[Uddevalla]]-[[Vänersborg]]-[[Trollhättan]]-[[Lidköping]]-Mariestad-[[Örebro]]).
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*[http://www.swebusexpress.se/ Swebus Express] makes a stop in Mariestad with the buses 801 ([[Gothenburg]]-Mariestad-[[Örebro]]-[[Stockholm]]) and 839 ([[Karlstad]]-Mariestad-[[Jönköping]]).
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===By car===
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The E20 highway between [[Stockholm]] and [[Gothenburg]] passes through Mariestad.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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Walk.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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*'''Vänern''' - the biggest freshwater lake in [[Europe]]. Nice boats, and supposedly a lot of Swedish tourists in summer.
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*'''Mariestad Cathedral'''
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
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Go swimming, rent a bike, or have some other fun. On Saturdays, there's a market at the main square.
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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*There's a fine coffeeshop with great blueberry-vanilla sauce cakes, right at the main street.
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*The Pizzeria can not really be recommended, but it's cheap and ok food.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
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===Budget===
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*'''STF Vandrarhem Mariestad''' [http://www.svenskaturistforeningen.se/templates/hostel.aspx?id=1428], Hamngatan 20, ''+46'' 501-104 48. Definitely sleep at the youth hostel. It's cheap, it's fun, and it has a truly nice setting close to the lake. Moreover, it's several great old wooden houses grouped together in a nice courtyard! If you don't stay there, have a look at it!
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===Mid-Range===
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'''Stadshotellet Mariestad''', Nygatan 10, ''+46'' 501-138 00 (''fax: +46 501-776 40'').
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===Splurge===
  
 
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[[sv:Mariestad]]
  
==External links==
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[[WikiPedia:Mariestad Municipality]]
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[[Dmoz:Europe/Sweden/Västra Götaland County/Localities/Mariestad/]]
  
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Latest revision as of 18:06, 1 January 2009

Mariestad is a town with about 15,000 inhabitants in the province Västergötland in Sweden. It is situated by the lake Vänern.

Contents

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

  • There's a train that goes to Mariestad. See SJ for more information.

By bus[edit]

By car[edit]

The E20 highway between Stockholm and Gothenburg passes through Mariestad.

Get around[edit]

Walk.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Vänern - the biggest freshwater lake in Europe. Nice boats, and supposedly a lot of Swedish tourists in summer.
  • Mariestad Cathedral

Do[edit][add listing]

Go swimming, rent a bike, or have some other fun. On Saturdays, there's a market at the main square.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • There's a fine coffeeshop with great blueberry-vanilla sauce cakes, right at the main street.
  • The Pizzeria can not really be recommended, but it's cheap and ok food.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • STF Vandrarhem Mariestad [1], Hamngatan 20, +46 501-104 48. Definitely sleep at the youth hostel. It's cheap, it's fun, and it has a truly nice setting close to the lake. Moreover, it's several great old wooden houses grouped together in a nice courtyard! If you don't stay there, have a look at it!

Mid-Range[edit]

Stadshotellet Mariestad, Nygatan 10, +46 501-138 00 (fax: +46 501-776 40).

Splurge[edit]

Get out[edit]

Routes through Mariestad
GöteborgAlingsås  W noframe E  ÖrebroStockholm


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