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Norrkoping Travel Guide, Sweden

Norrkoping Travel Guide – The City of Surbullestan

Norrköping is a Swedish city 267 miles from Malamo and 277 miles from Copenhagen, in the province of Östergötland in the east of the country. It is also the seat of Norrköping Municipality. It lies by the mouth of the river Motalaström, at Bråviken, which is an inlet of the Baltic Sea. Because of its location by the sea and by using the water power of Motala ström, Norrköping has developed and expanded itself sistematically during the last centuries. It has a population of around 83,561 inhabitants and it used to be an important industrial centre, known especially for its textile industry.

Norrköping is also known as having some nicknames: ”Sweden’s Manchester”, “Peking” and “Surbullestan”, which means “The City of Swedish Textile Workers”

The first trace of the city’s existance as a settlement is from 1283, when its name was mentioned on a donation paper to Skänninge monastery by Queen Sofia of Denmark, who donated her rights of salmon fishing to the monastery. Having been the location of some major battles in its past, nothing of the medieval city is preserved today.

Norrkoping Travel Guide - The City on the Motalaström River

The city of Norrköping shows its own splendour while walking down the streets or its attractive parade alongside the river that flows through the city. Nothing is more relaxing than a silent stroll along the promenade. The river flows calmly towards the Tyska Torg, also known as the German Market. The picture in front completes the beauty of the city.

Then, a short walk along the main street Drottninggatan leads to the City Tower, which is the great symbol and landmark of the city. The central stores, restaurants and cafes in Norrkoping offer a deserved break time after exploring the main sights of the city.

The city’s beautiful parks and gardens are also perfect places for taking a breath of fresh air. A short walk along the alleys would provide the refreshment of the day after the exhausting sightseeing tour of the city.

Once in Norrköping, the Kolmård Wildlife Park, located 30 km north of the city, near Kolmård Forest, is really worth visiting. It’s a large zoo where most animals can be seen. It also has a cableway and an extended safari park.

Norrkoping Travel Guide –Public Transport & Accommodation

To get to Norrköping is easy. It may be done by air, rail or bus from different parts of the country and the continent as well.

Norrkoping travel guide suggests using the tramway system which oforms the main public transport services in the city. It has been working since 1904 and it is one of the three city-centre tramways in Sweden.

A good network of buses offers the best links between the main sites of the city either. Taxi services are also available.

3-star and 4-star hotels offer great facilities and amenities in Norrköping. Booking the room well in advance, especially online, provides great rates of saving up to 75% on the reservation.

Norrköping has a wide selection of activities and something for everyone. Shopping, culture, entertainment or just a pleasant stroll along the Strömmen would ensure you a great time.

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