Örebro

Örebro is a modern city located in the small province of Närke in Svealand in south central Sweden. It's located on the flat Närke plains, surrounded by vast forest areas. It's Sweden's 7th largest municipality with a population of about 129,000 (2006).

Understand

Örebro has an enormous castle in the middle of town, which started as a defensive fortress but was later rebuilt into a residential renaissance castle. You can get a regular tour of the castle with a guide, but you can also take a theatrical tour (even in English) which gives a very lively impression of the castle's history. The town center has a number of 19th century buildings, both in stone and in wood, which gives it a nice atmosphere.

Örebro was previously known as a shoe manufacturing center. Nowadays a lot of people living here work for the public sector, for instance with statistics.

Get in

By plane

There are daily flights to Örebro from Malmö, Copenhagen and Stockholm/Arlanda.

By train

Örebro is located near Hallsberg, which is Sweden's premier train hub. Train connectivity is therefore excellent from all over Sweden.

By car

E20, E18 and riksväg 50 all connect in Örebro.

By bus

Swebus express and Säfflebussen offers bus services to and from most major cities. Lindbergs buss has cheap tickets, one daily departure to and from Stockholm.

Get around

The city center is easily explored on foot. There is a well functioning network of city buses servicing all parts of the city. Almost all regional and city buses stop at Resecenter (next to the train station). Järntorget also functions as a hub for the city buses. The municipality offers bicycles for rent if one wishes to explore the city by bike. Enquire at the tourist agency in the castle.

See

Do

Buy

There are lots of shopping opportunities in the shopping malls Krämaren and Åhléns and on the streets Drottninggatan, Köpmangatan and Kungsgatan. Nothing that you can't buy everywhere else in Sweden though.

Bra & Begagnat (Standing on the major square, Järntorget, and looking directly west, on your right hand there is a brown building. Between the brown building and a Tex-Mex restaurant there is a small alley called "Gamla Gatan". Down the alley, 50 meters on your right.) Open Wed 2PM-6PM, Sat 10AM-2PM. A second-hand store with a small café serving homemade cakes, buns and cookies. All who work there (wearing yellow shirts) are volunteers, they are friendly and it's very cheap. All profits from the store are donated to charity.

Getting Online

Eat

Budget

Mid-range

Drink

Best days out are generally Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

You can pick up the free Nollnitton magazine in various stores to read more about Örebro's nightlife. It is only available in Swedish though.

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Stay safe

Örebro is not a dangerous town, although that is no excuse to leave your common sense at home.

Go next

Routes through Örebro

Oslo Karlskoga  W  E  Arboga Stockholm
Göteborg Mariestad  W  E  Arboga Stockholm


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