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Örebro [1] 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).


Örebro was previously known as a shoe manufacturing center. Nowadays a lot of people living here work for the public sector, for instance with statistics.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

There are daily flights to Örebro from Malmö, Copenhagen and Stockholm/Arlanda.

By train[edit]

Örebro is located near Hallsberg, which is Sweden's premier train hub. Train connectivity is therefore excellent from all over Sweden.

By car[edit]

E20, E18 and riksväg 50 all connect in Örebro.

By bus[edit]

Swebus express [2] and Säfflebussen [3] offers bus services to and from most major cities. Lindbergs buss [4] has cheap tickets, one daily departure to and from Stockholm.

By boat[edit]

Get around[edit]

The city center is easily explored on foot. There is a well functioning network of city buses [5] serving all parts of the city. Almost all regional and city buses stop at Resecenter (next to the train station). Also, Slottet Järntorget (in front of the Castle) functions as a hub for the city buses. The bus tickets varies according to the category (Child: 0-6 years; Young Person: 7-19 years; Adult: 20 years and above; Family: Up to 5 people, including 1–2 adults and the rest are Young Persons). The tickets also depend on the duration of its use (i.e. peak-times of the day) and its validity (i.e. 3, 24, 72 hours, or 31 days). The cheapest single ticket costs SEK 21 and can be purchased via the app, sales agents and on board using travel credit (single tickets can also be pre-purchased at the Customer Center). Buying the same ticket on-board from the bus driver may cost SEK 36 and no cash is accepted. If you are going to stay in Örebro more than one day, and will use the buses more than one time per day, it may be cheaper to buy Tourist ticket for 72 hours for SEK 140 (Tourist tickets are not available via the mobile app, but they can be bought from a sales agent, on board of the bus, or at the Customer Center). The above prices are reported for Adults, and prices go 50% cheaper for Young Persons. The municipality offers bicycles for rent if one wishes to explore the city by bike. Enquire at the tourist agency in the castle.

See[edit][add listing]

Örebro Castle in evening
  • Örebro Castle [6] 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 [7] 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Gustavsvik [8] is northern Europe's largest water funpark. It also has one of Sweden's finest campings and "adventure" miniature golf in its vicinity.
  • The watertower Svampen (The Mushroom) [9] is a local landmark. It offers panoramic views of the city and hosts the water museum/workshop Aqua Nova.
  • Örebro läns museum [10] has exhibits year round.
  • Örebro Konsthall [11] displays different art exhibitions.
  • The Swedish Chambermusic Orchestra resides in Konserthuset and holds concerts year round.



The city has its own university [12].


Buy[edit][add listing]

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.

Getting Online[edit]

  • The Krämaren shopping mall has an Internet cafe at the top floor.

Most of the Cafés in the city offers free Wifi, just ask the staff for the password.

Eat[edit][add listing]


  • Sallad Inn, Järnvägsgatan 10. No-nonsense place that serves pizza, salads and meat dishes and does it well. Mains 50-89 SEK.
  • Rosali's Deli, Storgatan 5 and Drottninggatan 38, [13]. Serves pasta, sublime pasta salads and submarine sandwiches. Mains 54-59 SEK.
  • Sushi bar, Köpmangatan 27. Mains 50-160 SEK.
  • Saigon, City/Rubecksgatan 18, Rosta/Västra Vintergatan 9, Almby/Almbyplan [14]. Serves Asian food to-go or to stay from three locations in Town. 55-120 SEK.


  • Drängen, Oskarstorget 9, [15]. Cozy concept restaurant with old farmer's tools on the walls, but the food has a more modern touch to it. Mains 95-208 SEK.
  • Grekiska kolgrillsbaren, Klostergatan 17, [16] Greek restaurant serving souvlaki as their specialty. Big size servings! 100-220SEK
  • East West - Sushi, Grill, Lounge, Engelbrektsgatan 8, [17] Japanese fusion sushi restaurant located opposite to Örebro castle. 150-300SEK


  • a-mano, Kungsgatan 1/Stallbacken, [18] 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, [19] 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


Best days out are generally Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Frimis Nattklubb, Frimurareholmen, +46 19 14 05 00, [20].
  • Satin, Stortoget 14, [21]. Very popular in the summer and when it's sunny with a big beer garden at Stortorget ("the big square").
  • Strömpis, Strömparterren (just by the castle) [22]. Usually the most crowded and popular club in Örebro.

You can pick up the free Nollnitton magazine in various stores to read more about Örebro's nightlife. It is only available in Swedish though.


  • Stallyktan, Södra Strandgatan 3, [23]. A small pub with a good assortment of Beer and Ale, cozy atmosphere with horse stable theme.
  • Pitchers, Engelbrektsgatan 8, [24]. 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.

Sleep[edit][add listing]


  • STF Vandrarhem Livin [25], 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 [26], Tunnelgatan 3. Nice, clean little Hostel. Free WLAN & Bicycles. Dorm-Bed: 170 SEK.


  • Hotell Göta, Olaigatan 11, [27].
  • Hotell Storgården, Fredsgatan 11, [28].
  • Clarion Hotel Orebro, Kungsgatan 17, [29].


  • Best Western City Hotel, Kungsgatan 24, [30].
  • Hotell Örebro, Kungsgatan 2, [31].
  • Elite Stora Hotellet, Drottninggatan 1, [32].


Stay safe[edit]

Örebro is not a dangerous town, although that is no excuse to leave your common sense at home.


Get out[edit]

  • 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 came back from his adventures on the European continent. His estate there is now a museum.
  • Garphyttan National Park - It is one of the oldest national parks in Sweden, known for its many flowers. It is particularly beautiful in spring.
  • Arboga [33] - A medieval town situated just a 30 minutes train ride from Örebro.
  • Kvarntorpshögen [34]- 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.

Routes through Örebro
OsloKarlstad  W noframe E  ArbogaStockholm
GöteborgMariestad  W noframe E  ArbogaStockholm

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