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Trollhättan [1] is an industrial city in Sweden, and home of the Saab automobile company. It lies in Västergötland province in the modern (larger) Götaland region, and has 53,000 inhabitants.


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Fyrstads Flygplats doesn't connect to many places other than Stockholm, however a connection to Frankfurt has been opened to serve mainly the Saab clientele. Sources say that this connection will soon be open to the public.

By train[edit]

The train station (Resecentrum) lies just ten minutes walk from the center of the town. You can choose either to go north - Oslo or Karlstad or south towards Gothenburg or Copenhagen.

By car[edit]

80 km 1h north of Gothenburg via the road RV45.

Get around[edit]


Bus connection is very good within the city, and also covers most of the countryside and almost all surrounding cities as well as major distant cities. The standard fare is 20 kr which is valid within Zone 1 which covers the city, neighbouring cities and the countryside.


Taxis are on the expensive side. Taximeter is virtually always used but make sure that the driver really does turn it on unless a price has been negotiated in advance. Often the price can be better this way.

See[edit][add listing]

  • The locks, the Göta Älv river, and the surrounding nature.


  • Innovatum [2], Åkerssjövägen 10. A hands-on science and industry museum.
  • The Saab Museum (Saab bilmuseum) [3], Åkerssjövägen 10. Museum with many historic cars on display.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • A common tourist attraction is the falls and the locks. Both attracts thousands of tourists every year. On the third Friday of July, the falls are opened and the city turns into a festival area.
  • Also popular is a walk along the 'Göta Älv' River in the western part of the city, near the locks.


Buy[edit][add listing]

A Saab?

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Trollhättan has many restaurants with many different categories of food. From Japanese, Thai and Chinese to English food and basic Swedish food. During lunchtime prices are very reasonable but tend to rise during the evening. Some of the restaurants converts into bars in the late evening.

Trollhättan is also famous for its many pizzerias which have Sweden's best (?) kebab-pizza. What makes the pizza special is the sauce which is different from kebab sauce in other parts of Sweden.

Drink[edit][add listing]


There are a lot of cafés in Trollhättan. A few of them are:

  • Café Smulan is a nice café.
  • Café Strandgatan is also a nice place with a nice view over the canal, however it's on the expensive side.
  • Espresso House on the main pedestrian mall has excellent coffee, though the surroundings are nothing special.

Sleep[edit][add listing]


  • Gula Villan, Tingvallavägen 12, +46 520 129 60.


  • Hotel Albert is in a nice location with views all over the town.
  • Scandic Hotel Swania, Storgatan 47-49, +46 520 89 000. Also pretty nice, located in the old town-hall (not very old because the town is very young).


Get out[edit]

Routes through Trollhättan
KarlstadVänersborg  N noframe S  GöteborgFrederikshavn

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