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==Get around==
==Get around==

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View over Jönköping
Jönköping [12] is by many Swedes referred to the 'Jerusalem of Sweden' - this is due to the town's many churches. The city is located on the southern end of Sweden's second largest lake, Vättern. Jönköping also has two smaller lakes of it's own, Munksjön ('The Monk Lake') and Rocksjön ('The Rock Lake'). It's Sweden's 10th largest municipality with about 122,000 inhabitants (2006).

Get in

By plane

Budget airlines fly to Skavsta airport in Nyköping (which also serves Stockholm). From the bus station, Swebus [13] operates several buses daily; the journey takes three hours.

There is also a local airport in Jönköping that which one can get to from Stockholm, Visby and Kiruna, among others.

By train

By train [14] from cities all over Sweden such as Malmö, for instance.

By car

By bus

  • Swebus, 0771-218 218, [1]. is by far the largest domestic coach operator and operates services to / from Jönköping from throughout Sweden. Advance ticketing is usually required and recommended practice in any case
  • Bus4you, 0771-444 000, [2]. operates services to / from Jönköping from some selected big cities in Sweden.
  • Svenska Buss, 0771-67 67 67, [3]. operates services to / from Jönköping from some selected cities in Sweden.

  • Eurolines, +46 8 30 12 45, [4].

Get around

The city center is small and very walkable. In general the city is very pedestrian and biker friendly. A good starting point for discovering Jönköping is its central station, Jönköping Resecentrum, where trains and buses to and from other cities depart and arrive. The station is connected with Juneporten, which is the place where all the inner-city buses leave. Bus tickets within the city cost 20 and 16 SKR flat rate, during peak and off-peak respectively. Young people and children usually get discounts. The last inner-city bus usually leaves around midnight on weekdays, so if you plan on traveling late be prepared to take a taxi which can be rather expensive. On weekends you may be able to catch a bus up until two in the morning, but check the schedules in advance on the regional traffic office homepage, Jönköpings Länstrafik [15].


Tändsticksområdet is the area where the match production of Jönköping was held. This area has various cultural and handicraft shops, as well as the Match museum (Tändsticksmuseet) [16] - note to all trivia fans: Jönköping is the birthplace of the safety match.' On this area you may also find the Radio musem Radiomuseét [17].

Jönköpings läns museum [18] has a permanent exhibition on the early 20th century fantasy artist John Bauer, as well as various photo exhibitions and historical information.

The city also has a harbor with a pier. This harbor is quite popular during summertime - often you may find people eating icecream there and enjoying a beer at the harbor's bar.

Rosenlunds rosarium is a park with hundreds of types of roses. Free entrance.

Råslätt is considered to be the 'ghetto' of Jönköping. However, these days it is considered to be quite safe.


Rosenlunds Badhus - Literally 'The bathhouse of Rosenlund', is a swimming hall where both adults and children can enjoy themselves. It is quite a big swimming hall with an 'adventure' section for the young ones, a diving room and also massages can be booked.

DreamHack [19] is a LAN gaming event which takes place in the Elmia expohall, right next to the bathhouse of Rosenlund. It is the world's largest LAN party - last winter it had 12.782 attendees. It usually takes place two times a year in June and November. One can attend as both a visitor and by bringing their computer to the party.

The beach. The beach of lake Vättern is one of Jönköping's prides. During summertime it is an excellent place to go swimming, playing volleyball or even attending a small (free) festival which is held there annually (usually in August) called 'Vätternfesten' [20].


Jönköping University
Jönköping is the home to several schools including SVF, a school that many American students from North Park University in Chicago, IL, USA participate in an exchange program with each fall.


It has a large shopping center to the east called A6 Center [21] that is a former military base. There is also an IKEA store and several electronic, computer store chains in this area.

The western part of the city (Västra Centrum) has more exclusive shopping, while the eastern part (Östra Centrum) has cheaper shops.

Getting Online

Sidewalk Express, Railway station. 19 SEK per hour.

Gameheaven, there are a couple of computer clubs around the city, where you can get online or play with others. One is located near the busstation "Myntgatan", which is near the Klosterkung hotellet, and the other one is located on "Cigarren", near Erik Dahlbergsgymnasiet.


  • Pizzeria Campino. Is by some considered to be the best pizza in town. Get your fix for 50 Sek.

Jönköping is packed with cheap pizza places. Don't leave until you've tried a delicious kebab pizza! The 'Tre Kronor' pizza from the pizzeria Evergreen is considered to be quite a treat. It includes cheese, kebab meat, kebabsauce, sallad and fries. Other good pizzerias you can try out are "Alcamo" and "Pappillion".

Velvet Lounge [22], Västra Storgatan 4. Restaurant and bar with italian, asian, oriental, mexican and swedish food. Mains 106-202 SEK.

Twin City Ristorante and Grill [23], Hamngatan 1. Classy place. Mains 105-225 SEK.

Chili Thai Restaurant, Västra Storgatan 12. Mains 99-139 SEK.


Bongo Bar [24] is where the more alternative people hang out. Not much of a dancing place, but great music and nice people. It is located at 'Tändsticksområdet'.

Centrum [25] is one of Jönköping clubs. The age of it's attendees is fairly low. It is very likely to be the best place for dancing in Jönköping.



  • A6 Vandrarhem & Hotell, Rekrytvägen 7 (Near A6), +46 36 34 00 41, [5]. From 175 SEK.


  • Best Western John Bauer Hotel, Södra Strandgatan 15, +46 36 34 90 00, [6].
  • Clarion Collection Hotel Victoria, F E Elmgrens Gata 5, +46 36 71 28 00, [7]. 995 SEK.
  • Elite Stora Hotellet, Hotellplan, +46 (0)36 10 00 00, [8].
  • Familjen Ericssons CITY HOTEL, Västra Storg. 25 (Near rail way station), +46 36 71 92 80, [9]. From 595 SEK.
  • Hotel Savoy, Brunnsgatan 13-15, +46 36 17 32 90, [10]. 1 550 SEK.
  • Scandic Portalen, Barnarpsgatan 6, +46 (0)36 585 42 00, [11]. (57.783155,14.163094)



The Tourist Information Office [26] is located at Jönköping Main Station

Get out

Habo Kyrka (Habo Church) lies several kilometers northwest of Jönköping, just off the road to Falköping. It's a small frame church whose interior is decorated with peasant folk art depicting biblical scenes.

Gränna is the hometown of the peppermint rock candy. One can also take the boat from here to get to the island of "Visingsö".

Visingsö [27] is an island located in lake Vättern, not far from Jönköping. It has a total area of 24 km² and it's sights include it's herb garden, the old castle ruins and going on a tour through the island by horse buggy. One gets out to the island by first getting to the town of Gränna to which one can take the local bus. After that you leave from Gränna on a boat which departs for Visingsö every hour or so.

Routes through Jönköping
HelsingborgSkåneleden (Åstorp) ←  S noframe N  LinköpingStockholm

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