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Lidköping is a city with about 25,000 inhabitants in the province Västergötland in Sweden. It is situated by the lake Vänern and should not be confused with Linköping in Östergötland.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The train can take you to Lidköping from Gothenburg (1,5 h) and Stockholm via Skövde (3 h).

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By car[edit]

The national highway 44 passes through Lidköping, and the European route E20 passes near it. The road 187 is the connection from E20 from south to Lidköping.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Läckö castle, built 1298 but totally rebuilt by Sweden's richest man about 1650 [2].
  • Kinnekulle. the view over Vänern, the largest lake of Europe outside Russia, is spectacular from the mountain top [3].
  • Husaby has one of the oldest and most remarkable churches in Sweden, built about 1090-1130. Near the church is a spring where the king was baptized in year 1008, the breakthrough of the christianization of Sweden [4].

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Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Rörstrand fabriksbod [5], Fabriksgatan 4. Rörstrand is the second oldest porcelain manufacturer in Europe. The Fabriksbod offers porcelein with small defects at lower prices.

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Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • STF Youth Hostel Falkängen, Falkängsvägen, +46 510 540653 [6]. Youth hostel open all year round.
  • Hotel Läckö, Gamla Stadens Torg 5, +46 510 23000 [7].

Get out[edit]

  • Sigrid storråda [8] is a viking ship built after a real one found in Norway. It offers public trips a couple of times every summer and can also be chartered. Everyone help rowing the boat.
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