Jönköping

View over Jönköping

Jönköping 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 its own, Munksjön ('The Monk Lake') and Rocksjön ('The Rock Lake'). It is Sweden's 10th largest municipality with about 122,000 inhabitants (2006).

Understand

Tourist information

The Tourist Information Office is located at Jönköping Main Station.

Get in

Map of Jönköping

By plane

The closest major airport is Gothenburg's Landvetter, about 120km to the west. It has flights from most major European cities and is served by some budget airlines as well.

If you don't mind sitting in a bus for a longer time, budget airlines fly to Skavsta airport in Nyköping (which also serves Stockholm). From the bus station, Swebus operates several buses daily; the journey takes three hours.

There is also a local airport in Jönköping with connections to Stockholm, Visby and Kiruna.

By train

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

By bus

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 .

See

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.

Do

Buy

The largest shopping center in Jönköping is A6 Center . In A6 you can find everything from hairdressers to clothing and furniture, like the Swedish company IKEA. There are also several electronic companies, computer store chains and sports shops in this area.

The center of Jönköping is divided into two parts, the east (Östra Centrum) and the west (Västra Centrum).

The eastern part contains the biggest shopping street in the city with 200 shops that are scattered over a small pedestrian friendly area.

The western part is considered to be the exclusive part of Jönköping. Many administrations and authorities has got their offices here and Jönköping University allures many students. Most of the taverns and clubs in Jönköping lies here and of course there are many cafes where you can enjoy the Swedish fika.

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Routes through Jönköping

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