For over seven hundred years, the mighty castle has dominated Örebro's cityscape. It was built as a defense castle, but then became a royal castle before it became the governor's residence in the 18th century. The current governor still lives here today, but otherwise the castle is an open and bustling destination with exhibitions, tours and activities for the whole family. The castle is open daily in summer and on weekends and some weeks during the rest of the year. In the castle you also find Örebro County Museum's exhibitions and Lill-Anna's café.
The water tower Svampen
The 58 meter high mushroom-shaped water tower in northern Örebro is another of Örebro's profiles. "Svampen" means "mushroom" and since the tower was built in 1957, it has attracted millions of visitors. Svampen was a groundbreaking style for this type of water tower and its successors are now found all over the world. An exact, slightly larger copy can be found in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The viewing platform offers a wonderful view and the Skybar Svampen serves both food and coffee. Open all year.
The open-air museum Wadköping and Stadsparken
Wadköping's streets, farms and alleys show what a typical Swedish small town could look like in the 18th and 19th centuries. Most of the buildings were previously in central Örebro and were moved here to avoid demolition. Today you will find shops, cafes, exhibitions and museums in the small houses.
Several times a year there are markets, musical entertainment and other events. Wadköping is open all year, summer time daily, the rest of the year Tuesday-Sunday. Next door is the beautiful Stadsparken where you can stroll around in the different environments. In the beautiful environment of Stadsträdgården's greenhouse, you can have lunch or have a cup of coffee.
Enjoy beautiful houses in the city
Örebro has one of Sweden's best-preserved city centers. Around the castle and to the north are the most beautiful neighborhoods with an entire Art Nouveau city in the area around Storgatan. There are also several magnificent buildings, for example Örebro Theater, Borgen – once a bank but today a hotel, the huge Central Palace and the Masonic Lodge. The Masonic Lodge, or "Frimis" has a large outdoor terrace where you can take in the beautiful views in peace and quiet together with a piece of food or something tasty in your glass.
Rynningeviken, Oset and Naturens hus
Örebro is located by Hjälmaren, Sweden's fourth largest lake. Between town and lake is one of Örebro's most beloved excursion region, the nature reserve Rynningeviken and Oset. The whole area is a beautiful oasis with plenty of places where you can sit down and enjoy nature. And not just in the summer. In winter, the area is a paradise for ice skaters. Here you will also find Naturens hus, a popular restaurant with a café that offers good, often locally produced flavors in the middle of nature experiences.