Top 10 Things to do in Norrkoping, Sweden

September 1, 2017 Dorsey Hagwood

The medieval city of Norrkoping is nicknamed “The Manchester of Sweden” because of its historical role in the paper and textile industries. Those industries were powered by the Motala river, which runs through the city. Visit the Himmelstalundsvägen to see ancient rock carvings that date to the Nordic Bronze Age, or explore the Industrial Landscape to get an understanding of what shaped modern day Norrkoping.
Restaurants in Norrkoping

1. the Industrial Landscape

Laxholmen, Norrkoping, Sweden
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4.5 based on 194 reviews

the Industrial Landscape

la città di Norrkoping è attraversata da un fiume che forma diverse cascate che la notte vengono illuminate e sono molto suggestive

Reviewed By Lorna K

I love how the city has preserved the Industrial Landscape
Best views are from the water and the tourist office
My favoutite exhibition was the tiny snippets of ALVA CARLSSON's life on the stairwells of the Arvetets (work) museum - free entry. Start at the top (you ride up to level 7 in an old Industrial lift)

2. Abackarna

Bredgatan, Norrkoping, Sweden
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Abackarna

Reviewed By Ondska - Stockholm, Sweden

Located partially in the city center surrounded with industrial buildings, partially in the suburb parks the river banks offer a good opportunity for walking on a sunny day both for nature lovers and city tourists. This is a good way towards Himmelstalund rock carvings as well.

3. Arbetets Museum

Laxholmen, Norrkoping 602 21, Sweden +46 11 18 98 00
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4 based on 142 reviews

Arbetets Museum

Reviewed By Thomas S - Valby, Denmark

The name Arbetets Museum (Museum of Work) for an institution based in Norrköping, one of the centers of Swedish industrialization, suggests visitor would see Exhibitions about industrial work, work conditions, machinery, working class history etc. I was pretty disappointed, however. This is not a museum proper (they don't have any material collections) but a five storey exhibition hall. They featured a photo exhibit about refugees, which is fine but doesn't say much about work, and a permanent exhibit about a Swedish political cartoonist, which wasn't much about work either. Pretty disappointing. The gift shop was great, however. The so called 'cortado' coffee in the cafeteria didn't have the slightest resemblance to a real cortado.

4. Lofstad Slott

Axel Lillies Vag, Norrkoping 604 97, Sweden +46 11 33 50 67
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4 based on 52 reviews

Lofstad Slott

Reviewed By Ulla V - London, United Kingdom

We went on a guided tour of this palace together with some Swedish friends and I found this very interesting and informative. There was a lot of information about the lives of of the different owners of this mansion house. Later we walked round the lovely English garden that looked great in the early spring Sunshine. I also think that the gift shop was very good. I bought a few nice present and would have bought some more if had not travelled with hand luggage only. It's a lovely day out for all the family.

5. Carl Johans Park

Norrkoping, Sweden
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Carl Johans Park

Reviewed By Damir B - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

When I visited it last time it was really warm and sunny and I believe it's the best place to visit this part of the town. The park itself looks great, and with the river canal next to it, it's really enjoyable to spend your day.

6. Norrkopings Konstmuseum

Kristinaplatsen, Norrkoping 602 34, Sweden +46 11 15 26 00
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Norrkopings Konstmuseum

Reviewed By Francois C - Barcelona, Spain

The museum has two parts. First a collection of painting from the early 20th century. Second a space for exhibition. The collection of painting is of high quality. There are some very interesting pieces of high quality that are really worth seeing. The entrance is free.

7. Louis de Geer-Norrkoping Concert Hall

15 Dalsgatan, Norrkoping 602 32, Sweden +46 11 115 50 30
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4 based on 40 reviews

Louis de Geer-Norrkoping Concert Hall

Teatro dell'opera

Reviewed By emtes54 - Upplands-Vasby, Sweden

Went to a concert here with "The greatest hits of Rock and Pop" and had tickets actually to the orchestra pit. They had placed chairs there and the seats were perfect!
The auditorium was great and created a great sound. I think everyone could see perfectly where ever they sat because of how it was built.
I also loved the architecture even in the public areas. It was kind of rough and keeping with the house history. This house dates back to the 17th century when it was a weapons factory. After that it became a paperfactory and most of its interior is preserved which gives it the roughness.
The link to history is present and alive in the whole house. It is said to be one of Sweden's most beautiful concert halls and I have to agree.

8. Norrkopings Stadsmuseum

Holmbrogrand, Norrkoping 602 21, Sweden +46 11 15 26 39
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4 based on 35 reviews

Norrkopings Stadsmuseum

Norrköping City Museum is a museum with the Mission to conduct, preserve and convey the local cultural heritage. The City Museum was inaugurated in 1981 and is housed in the old factory buildings by Motala Ström, right in the middle of the old industrial landscape in Norrköping. The museum has a standing exhibition on the textile industry in Norrköping and an exhibition on the city's history from the Stone Age until the 1600s. Furthermore, the museum has an exhibition on different old-fashioned handicrafts. Besides this, the museum has several different temporary Exhibitions. Opening hours: January-May Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11-17 Thursday 11-20 Saturday, Sunday 11-16 June-August Tuesday-Friday 11-17 Saturday, Sunday 11-16 September-December Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11-17 Thursday 11-20 Saturday, Sunday 11-16

Reviewed By bemusedtraveller - Brisbane

Great to see these old factories repurposed like this. Free entry which was a bonus so worth taking a look. We found the reconstruction of the old artisan shops very interesting - milliners, shoemaker, barber etc as well as working industrial looms which we saw in action. Some areas of the building were being redeveloped but the interior of the building was interesting with twists and turns. Built to fit the site right on the waterway.

9. Busfabriken - Norrkoping

48 Staathoegavaegen, Norrkoping 602 23, Sweden +46 11 12 19 40
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4 based on 40 reviews

Busfabriken - Norrkoping

Reviewed By Jennifer_and_Erik - Norrköping Sweden

All the kids I know love Busfabriken. The place is packed with fun things to do for kids of all ages. They even have a little area for toddlers. I would love to try the climbing frames and slides but unfortunately adults aren't allowed to play, only kids.
This place can get really crowded so if possible, avoid the weekend. During the weekdays it's so much quieter and nicer!
A word of warning though! Never leave any belongings unattended! Friends of mine had their shoes stolen here!

10. Himmelstalund rock carvings

2 Himmelstadlundsallen, Norrkoping 602 19, Sweden +46 11 16 55 45
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4 based on 10 reviews

Himmelstalund rock carvings

Reviewed By Ana L - Boliden, Sweden

I was impressed with the quality of these rock carvings. A nice walking path was built so that you can easily reach the rocks without damaging them. The park where the rock carvings are is quite nice - bring some food and enjoy the quietness!

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