Örebro: the cosy town in central Sweden

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Örebro: This is an idyllic town in central Sweden. Its good transport links, beautiful countryside and cosy charm make it the perfect holiday destination for couples, families and solo travellers. Find out what there is to discover in Örebro and the surrounding area and what you should know before travelling to Örebro here.

Why should you travel to Örebro?

The city of Örebro is an idyllic destination in central Sweden. Not only are the surroundings characterised by lakes, rivers and forests ideal for families, but the city itself, with its bustling city centre and Örebro Castle, is also a great destination for a day out.

Where is Örebro located?

Örebro is located in central Sweden in Örebro län. The city is about 200 kilometres from Stockholm and about 230 kilometres from the Norwegian border. Oslo is just over 300 kilometres away. Lake Vänern and Lake Vättern are also within 100 kilometres of Örebro. This also applies to the Tiveden National Park.

Örebro: weather and best time to visit

Average daily temperatures in Örebro range from -2°C in January to 22°C in July. The best time for a summer holiday is between May and September. The coldest months are December to February, when the average daily temperature does not rise above 0°C.

Places of interest in Örebro

Sweden’s sixth largest city, Örebro, is well connected to the major cities of Sweden and Scandinavia as a whole. However, it is not a hectic metropolis, but rather a cosy place full of culture in the middle of the typically idyllic landscape of central Sweden.

Örebro Castle

Örebro Castle is actually more of a castle, located on Sweden’s largest market square, Stortorget. From there you also have a fantastic view of the river Svartån. The Storbron bridge in particular is the perfect vantage point.

Örebro: Castle
Örebro Castle and the Storbron

Wadköping city park and open-air museum

Örebro City Park is a wonderful excursion destination within walking distance of the city centre. It is also home to Wadköping, which is both a residential neighbourhood and an open-air museum. Here you will find buildings that originally stood in the historic city centre and were moved there. Here you will find cafés and small shops in traditional fawn-coloured buildings.

Oset-Rynningeviken nature reserve

In the immediate vicinity of Örebro, you can visit the Oset-Rynningeviken nature reserve. There you can observe beavers, otters and water birds. There is also a café in a nature museum, the “Naturens hus”.

Örebro: Oset-Rynningeviken nature reserve
The Oset-Rynningeviken nature reserve is ideal for birdwatching.

Hotels in Örebro

Örebro has a large selection of different hotels in the city centre and just outside. The selection ranges from luxurious accommodation to smaller, cosy guesthouses. So there is something for every traveller. Hotels are a particularly good option if you want to stay in the centre of Örebro, for example during a city trip.

Holiday homes in Örebro

Many holidaymakers choose a holiday home for their trip to central Sweden. This offers advantages for large groups and travellers who like to be independent. In addition, most holiday homes in the Örebro area are close to nature but well connected.

Örebro: getting there

There are different options to getting to Örebro. If you are starting from Norway, Denmark, or Germany, you can travel by car. Örebro is around eleven hours away from Hamburg, for example. Alternatively, it is also possible to travel by plane. It is advisable to fly to Stockholm or Gothenburg and hire a car or camper van there. This will take you to Örebro in under three hours. But of course, you can also travel from the big cities via train.

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