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– next to Sweden’s best hidden archipelago!



ASKERSUND is a small idyllic lakeside town with a quaint, intimate atmosphere. Its charming wooden buildings in the town centre with inviting cafes, shops and walks are just a stone’s throw from the spectacular but little known cluster of some 250 islands that make up the archipelago of northern Lake Vättern. You can find many peaceful walking trails and nature reserves with beautiful views in the area but also great bicycle and MTB trails, as well as several major recurring events – all worth experiencing! Welcome to Askersund we help you find your adventure!

Events 2020 EasterWalk & Fire Week TivedenLakeVättern

Week 15 & 44

Many visitors are drawn to nature in the spring and autumn to enjoy wonderful activities in the forests of Tiveden and along the shores of Lake Vättern. For more information go to www.tiveden.se

Spring & Autumn markets



A 40 km long exercise race for anyone who likes to cycle. Start and finish in Lerbäck. www.asbrointresseforening.se/ asaflaset JUNE 12TH–13TH


Already in 1550, Gustav Vasa believed Askersund to have great potential as a place of commerce and decided that the town would organise a market. The livestock markets of the past still exist today, but now in the form of spring and autumn markets. Twice a year, the streets are filled with market stalls, goods, and visitors in the mood for shopping. For more info, google “Lions Askersund”.


A new stretch is added to Vätternrundan, passing through Askersund. At the depot stop, you can cheer on the cyclists entering the final stretch before the finish line. www.vatternrundan.se JUNE 25TH– JULY 26TH


Children’s theatre in Lerbäck Art round trip (Konstrundan) Askersunds Turist- & Evenemangsbyrå (Tourism & Events Bureau) Visiting address spring: Drottning Kristinas väg 2 Summertime visiting address: Hamngatan 4B Postal address: SE-696 31 Askersund Phone: +46 583 810 88 www.visitaskersund.se info@visitaskersund.se Follow us on social media: @visitaskersund For opening hours, please visit www.visitaskersund.se

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Many of the local artists, craftsmen, and photographers open up their studios and homes to visitors during this weekend. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to step into the world of an artist. You can also view a presentation of the exhibition at Sjöängen Art Gallery from April 25 and during the art round trip. www.nvbof.se MAY

Ekoloppet & 28TH–30TH Askersund Outdoor Festival

Ekoloppet (the Eco Race) is a close encounter with the archipelago and the deep forests of Tiveden. Ekoloppet has an experience level and a competition level. Both have their finish line at the Outdoor Festival area on Borgmästareholmen Islet. www.askersundoutdoorfestival.se

See this popular family theatre in a production by Lerbäck Theatre. This year, we get to meet a classic character from Astrid Lindgren’s great treasure of tales: Emil in Lönneberga brings us along for his shenanigans in the Småland forests. The show is performed on the theatre’s open-air stage, surrounded by greenery and regardless of weather. www.lerbacksteater.se

Antiques & Curiosities market


At the Antiques & Curiosities Market in Åmmeberg, you can find bargains among a rich array of antique objects from around 100 exhibitors. This great market has become a favourite meeting place and a popular destination for thousands of gadget enthusiasts. www.askersundsauktionskammare.se

For more events, please visit www.visitaskersund.se Lerbäcksmarken


Lerbäcksmarken is a quality market of arts and crafts, artisan food, entertainment, and a cafeteria in beautiful rural surroundings. You’ll also find a “Children’s market” with younger market vendors. Pony riding, open smithy, and theatre on the Lerbäck Theatre open air stage. Music entertainment. www.lerbacksmarken.se JULY 6TH–9TH


Car & Bike Meet

Great vibrations are in the air when Askersund is filled to the brim with gleaming vintage cars, custom builds, and motorcycles with rumbling engines. With a stunning location on Alsen beach and with 1600 exhibitors and 8000 visitors, this car and motorcycle show is considered one of Sweden’s most popular. AUG 1ST

Children’s Week

Bring out your inner child and join us for a week packed with activities for the whole family! Come and hunt for treasures, attend the family theatre in Lerbäck, hop aboard a pirate cruise on Lake Vättern, watch shows, try out activities, and why not enter this year’s “Glasse-lopp race”? Many of the activities are free. www.visitaskersund.se/barnveckan

The Antiques Market in central Askersund attracts tens of thousands of gadget enthusiasts. Hunt for bargains among the items of 170 exhibitors. A small quality auction in Hamntorget Square. www.askersundsauktionskammare.se

National dog show


A Journey of Foods




The Town


The Culture


Sweden’s best hidden archipelago


The Nature


Active and sustainable in Askersund


For children and grown ups


Food & Coffee


Sleep well


Useful information, 28-31 facts about Askersunds Municipality & maps

A popular show among dog owners and an amazing opportunity get acquainted with various breeds, make new contacts, and see some beautiful dogs. www.olkk.se



Once again, we welcome the participants of Midnattssolsrallyt (Midnight Sun Rally). For a description of special stretches and stops, please see www.msr.com

Swedish Golf Cup

Antiques market



The Swedish Golf Cup week is mix of competition and social interaction and takes place in Örebro County. Askersund Golf Club hosts the H60 Class playing 10–12 July. www.askersundsgk.com

Spend the weekend visiting local food artisans, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs around the county. www.matresanorebrolan.se

Sjöängen Cultural Centre


Larz Kristerz 26 Sep, Creedence Tribute 9 Oct, and Johnny Cash Roadshow 21 Nov are just a few of all the great shows coming to Askersund. Book your concert experience in quaint small-town surroundings! www.visitaskersund.se


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The town The small town with great charm Right in the heart of Sweden, at the northern tip of Lake Vättern, lies Askersund. This quaint wooden town on the water enjoys a relaxing atmosphere all year round. Take the time to stop and experience the cobblestone squares, the cafés, and the restaurants. But don’t for a second think that time here has come to a halt! Askersund Harbour greets you with open arms and a wealth of restaurants and cafés, small craft stalls, exhibitions, and kiosks by the new harbour square. From here, the beautiful promenade extends along our little town, which has something to offer for everyone. You can take a boat tour out into Northern part of Lake Vättern’s stunning archipelago or walk across the long footbridge to Borgmästareholmen Islet for some outdoor activities. Rent a bike or kayak, stay on an island in the middle of the town, or go for a refreshing swim. Spread out your picnic blanket on the lovely green areas along the promenade and enjoy views of Stjernsund Castle and the town’s boat life out on Lake Alsen. The “Oden II” playground, the town’s beloved climbing tree, boules court, and Hagabadet swim area all invite you to play, and the mini train 4

will take you for a ride between the harbour and the scenic Heritage Centre at Stadsparken city park. With its generous glass sections and its wonderful lake views, Sjöängen offers experiences and social interaction. Every year, Sjöängen presents colourful spring and autumn programmes featuring events, performing arts, and exhibitions. Sjöängen is also the perfect venue for larger meetings and conferences. A mere stone’s throw, new housing with unbeatable lake front views are being developed – feel the spirit of the future where the city’s roots sprout next to the old station building and the new bus station square. And, you are never more than a block or two away from the old alleys, the quaint squares, and the unique shops that reveal small-town life by the water.

Askersund Country Church A devastating lightning strike in 1661 set fire to Askersund’s medieval wooden church. A new church was erected, the Country Church, its grand silhouette rising at the southern entrance to Askersund. Called the “Knight Island Church of the Countryside” by the poet Verner von Heidenstam, the church was completed in 1670 and is a fine example of Swedish 17th century imperial architecture. The church has links to the Oxenstierna-Soop family at Stjernsund Castle south of Askersund. This year, the Country Church celebrates 350 years, and during the summer, the church doors open to welcome its visitors.

Nature nearby

Marina & RV Parks “Askersunds Citycamp & Gästhamn” (RV Park & Marina) is a popular destination for motorhomes, caravans, and boats. In addition to a café and a fuel jetty, you can rent bikes, canoes, and outboard rowing boats here. Right next to the marina is the brand new “Askersunds Ställplats (RV

Taste Askersund!

Good French cheeses, a tall beer, and a delicious chocolate praline. Askersund’s food artisans treat you to genuine culinary sensations! Here you can taste the joy of creation, authenticity, and quality – and you get to meet the stories and the people behind the culinary craft. Inside the prestigious Askersund Brewery you can enjoy a first-class beer tasting in a pleasant atmosphere. A whiff of French latitudes greets you at Madame Nature, where an excellent assortment of tasty cheeses and French delicacies have their given space in the

Park) Marinan”, attracting visitors with beautiful views of the harbour and walking distance to all town activities. Our RV park welcomes you from early spring until late autumn. Enjoy the tranquillity and charm of the small town – as well as first class events. Join us and claim your spot!

town’s old loading warehouse. Venus Choklad welcomes you to a world of flavours and aromas from handmade pralines in its seductive chocolate shop and café. Welcome to your own tasting experience in Askersund! For more information, please visit www.visitaskersund.se or contact Askersunds Turist- & Evenemangsbyrå.

Within walking distance from the town centre, there is not just one but two nature reserves – Väderkvarnsbacken on the northern side of the town and Stadsparken on the southern side. Scenic Stadsparken features an open-air museum with historic buildings from the area, a restaurant and a mini-zoo. You can also find hidden treasures while geocaching with the help of a GPS. Walk here along the beach front or take the mini-train from the harbour. The train departs several times a day during the summer and timetables are available at the stops or at Askersunds Turist- & Evenemangsbyrå. An easy access to a geocaching trail, aimed for families with children, is available at Stadsparken nearby the Heritage Center. Search out Askersund’s hidden treasures with the help of your mobile phone.

Take your own city walk

Head out for a leisurely stroll through Askersund and discover the stories of the buildings. Information signs on the facades ll provide interesting facts and sma e gon s time from dish Swe in ies stor rma info by. For a map and more tion, please contact Askersunds Turist- & Evenemangsbyrå.

Askersund – accessible to all

We continuously work to make our town more accessible to all, for the benefit of families with children as well as for people with disabilities. For example, the marina features a lift to help disabled people to safely get into a boat; in Harge, you can find an accessible swimming jetty and beach wheelchairs for a lovely dip in Lake Vättern; and the tenpin bowling alley has disabled access too – so get out there and enjoy everything Askersund has to offer!


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The Culture Wonderful moments in Askersund Take the pulse of Askersund’s culture! Do you like fine cars, or are you curious about local artisan food? Do you enjoy beautiful artwork, industrial history, castle surroundings, or would you like to experience famous movie locations, meet town celebrities, or watch a good movie? Perhaps you’re curious about the great shows and performing arts? Creativity has many faces, and Askersund offers a wide variety of cultural experiences all year round. Beautiful cars are a well-known feature in Askersund. The Car & Bike Meet, Midnight Sun Rally, the Vintage Car Club Tuesday meets, and the annual meeting of the Morganklubben are just a few of all the great opportunities to see unique cars being tenderly cared for.

In the footsteps of celebrities

Are you drawn to beautiful places that have provided the backdrop for movies? The Swedish Television series “Tjuv & Polis” (Thieves & Cops) was filmed in Askersund during 2019. Here you can meet the toy retailer Johan, one of ten local “thieves”, who tried to keep a 5 million Swedish crowns loot away from the long arm of the law. The awardwinning film “Lantisar” was also shot in the Askersund area, and you can visit 6

the lovely spots seen in the movie. Or you can enjoy the latest feature films and live broadcasts in Stora salongen at the Sjöängen Cultural Centre.

Add colour to your day

Watercolours, oil paintings, textiles, sculptures, glass, ceramics... Art exhibitions and local crafts have a long tradition in Askersund. The summer art season begins with the Art round trip, where about a hundred artists open up their homes and studios to visitors. The art gallery in Askersund’s harbour warehouse is filled with various exhibitions during the summer, and Sjöängen Art Gallery has something to offer all year round. In addition, many creative artists and craftspeople will happily open up their studios for you. Please

visit the culture pages at www.visitaskersund.se for more information.

The great food

The joy of creation in Askersund is expressed not least in the artisan food. Local food producers offer high-quality products in small shops, farm shops, restaurants, and cafés. They grow organic vegetables and tasty tomatoes, they make exquisite chocolate and freshly brewed beer, and they serve Lake Vättern’s finest char. And much more. You’ll find restaurants and cafés both in town and on the countryside. Make sure not to miss the autumn’s great food event Matresan (A Journey of Foods), an amazing opportunity to discover the unique food and meet the passionate people behind it.

Treat yourself to a true experience! Bring a friend to Askersund and seize the day. Enjoy a coffee and good food. Small town shopping or a walk along the waterfront. A wonderful concert or a theatre visit. And a comfortable bed. Welcome!

Sjöängen Cultural Centre Askersund’s new cultural centre, Sjöängen, stands right next to the promenade by the waterfront. An exciting venue for cultural experiences all year round, and a meeting place for young and old from near and far. Welcome! Sjöängen is vibrating with life. The concert hall “Stora salongen” offers year-round concerts as well as theatre and dance performances, featuring both national and local artists. You can also enjoy the latest feature films and live broadcasts from major opera stages on Närke’s biggest cinema screen. Conferences, lectures, and fairs are regularly organised – Sjöängen provides a venue for both meetings and experiences.

A different view every day

The art gallery is open all year round, with free admission and various exhibits.

Beautiful and memorable artwork adorns Sjöängen, both inside and out. With amazing views of the water and the town promenade, the architectural lines and Nordic colouring scheme interact with both nature and season.

Curious about Sjöängen? Each spring and autumn, an exciting programme of activities and events at Sjöängen Cultural Centre is presented. Experience both the grand and the simple on a large stage in a small town.

Wellbeing in focus

With its strategic location next to Askersund Bus Station, Sjöängen is easy to get to and you can enjoy all that the centre has to offer at your own leisurely pace. Around the corner you’ll find nice accommodation and small-town shopping, cosy cafés and restaurants. Askersund welcomes you to Sjöängen!

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Concert Concert

For more information, please contact Askersunds Turist- & Evenemangsbyrå.

CREEDENCE TRIBUTE Rockin´ all over the world tour


This and much more coming up this autumn 2020!

Please visit www.sjoangen.askersund.se for more information about the current programme, tickets, and activities.








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Sweden’s best hidden archipelago Northern Lake Vättern’s unique freshwater archipelago is sure to take you by surprise with its eco-park of nearly 250 islands, islets, and rocks. Hoist your sails or crawl into the kayak and head out into the vast and pristine archipelago. You can also hike the trails along the rocks or slide down into crystal clear waters after soaking up the sun on the cliffs. Find your own little hideaway!



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Natural harbours The archipelago offers plenty of beautiful spots with natural harbours that offer almost complete privacy. Many islands have toilets, waste bins and barbecue areas. Some of the islands offer visitors the possibility to sleep overnight in a tent or a shelter. Sheltered mooring is for instance available at Stora Hjortholmen and Lilla Hjortholmen, between the open waters of Aspafjärden and Lövsundsfjärden. A small walking bridge connects the two islands Stora Hjortholmen and Lilla Hjortholmen, enabling you to wander around the islands. For a chance to stretch your legs properly, take your tender over to Stora Aspön, where you will find 25 km of hiking trails and, frequently, traces of animal life on the island. Next to the shipping lane heading for Askersund, just west of Bastedalen lighthouse, is Grönön island and its jetty with disabled access. Bear in mind that the jetty is exposed to westerly winds. If conditions are unfavourable for mooring here, shelter is available between Däkholmarna and Pulsarna islands. When the weather is good, you can also anchor securely further out. It is rumoured that seasoned yachtsmen

can easily find mooring in privacy at Stora Krokholmen or Stora Ulfaxen islands, just north-east of Stora Aspön, but this is a secret so don’t tell anyone!


You are always close to serviced marinas in the archipelago. Moor at Olshammar Marina, visit the birthplace of Nobel laureate Verner von Heidenstam and take a guided tour in the Birgitta Church.Set sail and take a day cruise to the northernmost part of Lake Vättern.Veer to the starboard side towards Kärraviken and Åmmeberg marina and be ready to take out your golf clubs. Walk around the well maintained course at Askersund Golf Club or treat your family to lunch at the restaurant. Continue one nautical mile towards Lake Alsen, where you are greeted by the sight of beautiful Stjernsund castle. Moor at the jetty by the café, take a tour of the palace, visit the seasonal exhibition as well as the gift shop and perhaps have a snack in the café. In the distance you can now see the well equipped Askersund marina where the town awaits you with its traditional wooden architecture and small town charm with homely cafés and delightful shops.

Boat- & canoe hire ASKERSUNDS CITYCAMP & GÄSTHAMN Steering wheel motorboat, rowing boat with/without motor, and canoes. +46 583 140 80, +46 70 592 82 30 BASE CAMP ASKERSUND – BORGMÄSTAREHOLMEN Kayak and SUP (=Stand-upPaddle Board). +46 583 71 13 30 CAMPING TIVEDEN Canoe, kayak, sailboat and rowing boat. +46 584 47 40 83 EXPERITUR Packraft and kayak. 070-209 74 91 HARGE BAD & CAMPING Kayak and SUP. +46 583 77 01 23 HUSABERGSUDDES CAMPING Canoe, kayak, and rowing boat. +46 583 71 14 35 OLSHAMMARSGÅRDEN Motorboat. +46 583 504 30 REVELBADETS CAMPING Rowing boat, motorboat, electric motor boat and canoe. +46 70 674 78 62 TRACELESS IN TIVEDEN Guided tours in wooden canoes. +46 73 024 65 15 VÄTTERNKAJAK OLSHAMMAR & MEDEVI Kayak, SUP and guided tours. +46 141 23 42 00 ÖSJÖNÄS Kayak, canoe and rowing boat. +46 505 250 22


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We all need to catch up on ourselves some times. Enjoying the silence, peace and quiet as you float past in a canoe or kayak is a form of relaxation discovered by more and more people. On the islands of Björkholmen, Stora Krokholmen, Lilla Krokholmen, Grönön, Lilla Hjortholmen and Stora Hjortholmen you can camp for up to two nights. Barbecue sites, firewood, waste bin and toilets are provided to make your outdoor life easier. Most of the archipelago is nature reserve and eco-park, which means that twigs and branches found on the ground cannot be used as firewood. Please do not leave litter on the islands. Take care of nature!


The archipelago of northern Lake Vättern is a haven for fishing enthusiasts. The crystal clear water is home to a large number of species, from the old pike lurking among the reeds to the lively perch and the delicious char. Being one of the largest lakes in the country, Lake Vättern offers free fishing with hand-held equipment. You are allowed to fish from a boat provided it does not move by engine power, oars or other means. If you stand on the shore, all you need to do is throw your line out and get started. More ambitious fishermen, wishing to fish from a moving boat, need to buy a fishing license for trolling and inquire about the limits for the fishing rights in different areas before setting out. If you want to try your luck on the waves of Lake Vättern proper, fishing is free 300 metres from land or any islands. However, make sure you find out about closed areas of the lake if you plan to be fishing between September 15th and December 31st. You can also catch crayfish here during August, but remember to find out about the regulations before placing your crayfish trap at your favourite spot.

LakeVättern – an unpredictable lake

Stay safe! Keep in mind that Lake Vättern is not a lake to take for granted. You have to pay attention to signs of the weather changing. The weather here can shift from calm to gale unusually quickly, turning calm waters into stormy sea. Do not go out on Lake Vättern if you are unsure of the weather!

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The Archipelago and Tiveden At the northern tip of Lake Vättern, glittering archipelago landscape meets the deep forests of Tiveden, offering plenty of nature experiences close at hand. An archipelago hike can lead you onto enchanted forest trails, and a kayak tour among the islands can easily be switched for a bike adventure on Tiveden’s winding paths. The area features a wide range of activities for everyone – come find your own wilderness adventure! For more information, please visit www.visitaskersund.se and www.tiveden.se, or contact Askersunds Turist- & Evenemangsbyrå for personal tips.



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Nature Hiking trails

Askersund has nearly 30 nature reserves, most of them with marked hiking trails, offering everything from islands and meadows with oak trees, to deep virgin forest.


The length of this trail varies between 2.3 and 8 km, depending on the chosen route. Some sections can be demanding. The nature reserve passes three long and narrow lakes in a deep gorge in a wilderness area. The trail starts just outside Östansjö. Wind shelter and barbecue area are available.

Harge Uddar

The length of this trail is 2.5 km. Some sections are demanding, as the trail runs up and down large rocks. Magnificent views over Lake Vättern when skies are clear. Opportunities for swimming by the rocks or at Vännerviken bay. Wind shelter and barbecue areas Hike in the archipelago are available.


The length of this trail is 4 or 9 km, depending on the chosen route. The area is slightly hilly. Café open in the summertime. Wind shelter and barbecue area are available.



The length of this trail is 4 or 7 km. The trail is very demanding with some climbing involved. Beautiful views over lake Vättern and surrounding farmland. No wind shelters or barbecue areas are available.


The trail starts at the information centre in Tiveden national park. The length of the trail is 2 km, partially in difficult terrain involving some climbing. Opportunities for swimming along the way. Allow plenty of time, the trail normally takes at least one hour to complete.


The trail runs through slightly hilly areas through meadows and lightly forested areas. A network of paths and trails makes up hikes of 1 to 10 km in length. During the spring and early summer you can enjoy the blossoming wood anemone, cowslip, globe-flower, arctic violet. Picnic basket is highly recommended! Opportunities for swimming at Lake Trehörningen.


The Trollkyrka circuit is about 6 km, partially through difficult terrain. The trail starts at the information centre in Tiveden national park. Allow plenty of

time, the trail normally takes at least three hours to complete.


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Bergslagen Trail

The Bergslagen Trail runs like an artery across all of Örebro county. With a length of 280 km, this is one of Sweden’s longest walking trails, divided into sections between 7 and 23 km in length. Sections 15, 16 and 17 cross Tiveden. Maps and more information are available on the homepage, www.bergslagsleden.se

Lake Snårsjön

Trail around Lake Snårsjön and through the Viken Reserve where nature is characterised by old-growth forest in canyons from the rift valley. The trail description contains croft history of deserted crofts. Leaflets are available at Askersunds Turist- & Evenemangsbyrå.

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Cycle routes

Pack a picnic basket and go for a journey of discovery on a bike. The cycle routes in the area range from 6 km to 35 km, in different types of terrain, with a wealth of natural as well as historical sights along the way. Over-night accommodation is available along all the trails.

Åsbro-Nyckelhult-Lerbäck Church-Åsbro

This route is about 17 km, starting in Åsbro and running east along Lake Tisaren towards Skåle nature reserve, where it turns around, heading west towards Lerbäck Church. The route runs on tarmac as well as gravel roads.

Askersund-Dohnafors-Östra Laxsjön-Vinnasjön-LäggestaAskersund The route is about 39 km. It starts in Askersund, takes you due west into Tiveden forest, and circles Östra Laxsjön before turning back to Askersund. The route runs on tarmac as well as gravel roads. Opportunities for swimming at several locations along the way.

Around Lake Åmmelången

This cycle trail is about 30 km, circling Lake Åmmelången. The road from Askersund to the area is narrow and windy and can at times be busy. The trail runs on gravel and tarmac. Several underground mines, well worth a visit, can be found along the trail. In Åmmeberg you can find a golf course, grocery store, restaurant and hotel.

Mountain bike trails

Askersund and surrounding areas are part of Northern Europe’s most extensive continuous network of mountain biking trails, Bergslagen cycling. You’ll find 1,200 km of MTB trails of various degrees of difficulty spread over eight large mountain bike areas.

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Tiveden National Park

Tiveden National Park consists of pristine wilderness. Trails, at times challenging, wind their way through this magnificent landscape of enchanting ancient forests, smooth rocks, and dark forest ponds. The National Park welcomes everyone, from the avid hiker to families with children, and offers room for both adventure and meditation. During the last few years, the National Park has been carefully restored and adapted, expanded and made accessible, and is now ready with new entrances and clearly marked trails. Knowledgeable nature experts offer a nice mix of Tiveden’s bewitching mystery, tales from the past, and a deeper understanding of the phenomena of nature. Guided tours must be pre-booked at www.tivedensguider.se.

Remember that… ...a national park is the strongest form of nature protection. National parks are formed on government land with the aim to permanently conserve an interesting natural and cultural landscape and giving visitors the opportunity to experience and enjoy nature.



Active in Askersund Located in the archipelago, close to the forests of  Tiveden, and with a vibrant countryside of several small communities, Askersund offers a wide range of activities for those who enjoy an active holiday. Enhance your summer by visiting any of the ten municipal beaches and try the new beach volleyball court by the beach at Lake Hemsjön in Åsbro. Go for a swim in Hargebaden’s heated pool or from Harge’s sandy beaches – Närke’s Riviera. Hargebaden has an accessible jetty and you can also borrow the beach wheelchair Hippocampe. The municipality has many lakes to enjoy, both those with prepared swim areas and those where you can find your own swimming spot! And why not try your luck fishing in one of the many lakes? If you wish to get out on the waves, there are plenty of places to launch your own canoe or kayak. You can also hire a canoe, kayak or other type of boat from one of the rental companies around. If you like sailing, you can sign up for dinghy sailing with one of the boat clubs in the area. Or why not try our new trails for cycling and mountain biking, or cycle

orienteering. The maps to your most rewarding experience this summer can be found at Askersunds Turist- & Evenemangsbyrå. Do your warm-up in the new bicycle technical track at Solberga IP sports field or get the skateboard out and let your kids play in our skate and bike park. For those who want to enjoy nature at a more leisurely pace, there are lighted trails around the municipality as well as the Wellness Walk (Hälsans stig) in Askersund. Or why not take off on a hike on one of our many exciting hiking trails. Another way to get to know the local area is to look for hidden treasures while geocaching.

Swimming in lakes or a heated outdoor pool Beach wheelchair for the disabled Orienteering biking, mountain biking, bike paths and a technical track Hiking or running on trails or cross country SUP, canoeing or kayaking Sailing a dinghy or a sailboat Riding on trails or at an equestrian facility Fishing Ten-pin bowling Workout at fitness centre Tennis Geocaching Beach volleyball Golf Padel Miniature golf Skate and BMX cycle park Children’s playgrounds Ice skating on lakes or an ice rink Outdoor gym Labyrinth Frisbee Golf Wellness Walk (Hälsans stig)



Small Town shopping The shop owners of Askersund know what they’re doing! Sparkling goldsmiths, driven gardeners, colourful fashion retailers, unique antique dealers... When strolling around town, you may run into the mischievous toy retailer Johan, or one of the other personalities from the SVT series Tjuv & Polis. Whether it is a nice summer day with ice cream in the harbour or Christmas time in the town square, you’ll find a varied selection with a local touch.

Askersunds Citycamp & Gästhamn

Experitur – Rentals

GPS: 58.87831, 14.899693

Å +46 70 209 74 91 info@experitur.se www.experitur.se

Å +46 583 140 80

Stadsvandra i Askersund! Danielssons krukmakeri

Norströmsgatan 1, 696 30 Askersund Å +46 70 302 73 00 sandradanielsson82@hotmail.com GPS: 58.87858, 14.90174

Föreningen Gamla Askersund

Maps are available at Askersunds Turist& Evenemangsbyrå. www.gamlaaskersund.se

Lerbäcks Labyrint & Café

Local & Sustainable

We care about both nature and people and want to offer experiences that we can truly stand behind. Find local activities for the whole family. Varied nature and a great range of interesting cultural attractions are just a short drive or bike ride away. Feel the wind on your face, and let the journey become part of the destination! You can also enjoy the simplicity and everything that nature and small-scale businesses have to offer: local artisan foods, organic farming, traditional and genuine crafts, reuse and flea markets, as well investments in new and sustainable technology.

Hotel PerOlofGården

Naturguide Tiveden

Niclas Sörlid fiskeguide

Tivedens Guider

GPS: 58.760055, 14.804077

GPS: 58.715557, 14.592848

Traceless in Tiveden, guide


Å +46 73 024 65 15 tracelessintiveden@gmail.com www.tracelessintiveden.com

GPS: 58.878732, 14.900519

Lerbäck Perolofgården 326, 694 96 Åsbro (Askersund) Å +46 583 405 35 • www.perolofgarden.se GPS: 58.959171, 15.063908

Å +46 73 043 39 64 nicke.salbo@hotmail.com

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Children’s theatre in Lerbäck


See the popular family show at Lerbäck Theatre. This year, we get to meet a classic character from Astrid Lindgren’s great treasure of tales: Emil in Lönneberga brings us on his shenanigans on the farm in Katthult, Småland. The show is performed on the theatre’s open-air stage, surrounded by greenery and regardless of weather. www.lerbacksteater.se

Art Circuit


With their keen eyes, children are usually the first to discover the artworks that are placed along the trail. Old and young artists display their imaginative creations along a 1.6 km long hiking trail through the forests of Tiveden. Celebrating 20 years this year, Art Circuit is a popular excursion for the whole family. Open 24 hours.

Mini Train


Riding a choo-choo AUG 16TH train is a must in the summertime! The town mini train takes you through Askersund on its route from the harbour to the Heritage Centre and back. Visit the animals at the Heritage Centre, peak into the old buildings, or enjoy a coffee or a great meal. You can also book the mini train for groups outside scheduled hours. You’ll find the timetable and more information at www.visitaskersund.se

For children and grown ups A city for swimming and playing Askersund’s proximity to water allows you to take a dip in the middle of the town. Stroll across the footbridge to Borgmästareholmen Islet where you’ll find both a beach and plenty of space for playing. And don’t forget your fishing rod! If you’d rather stay on land, you can tumble around on Askersund’s own shipwreck, “Oden II”, an exciting, and accessible playground. Follow the

promenade further east and you’ll reach our second swimming area, Hagabadet. Along the promenade, the children’s popular climbing tree branches out... Are you still craving more swimming? Then head to Hargebaden – “Närke County’s Riviera” – a popular shallow bay on Lake Vättern only 10 km away. Safe swimming!

Askersund’s treasures and meet the animals Not all cities have a mini-zoo in the middle of the town, but Askersund does. Hop on the mini-train that leaves the harbour and visit ducklings, rabbits, goats, and chickens at the Heritage Centre with its well preserved old buildings, as well as a cafe and restaurant. In the city park nature reserve next to

the Heritage Centre, you’ll find a kids’ geocaching path with hidden treasures. You use your own phone with GPS. A small treasure awaits you at the Askersunds Turist- & Evenemangsbyrå if you manage to crack the secret code hiding in the caches!

Children’sWeek celebrates 10 years! Askersund is never more playful than when pirates enter the harbour and practice their moves in the bouncy castle. Restless legs are rewarded in the popular “Glasse-loppet” race with both ice cream and medals, and Tiveden Kids attracts both younger and older adventurous kids with tours and activities in the enchanted forest. The treasure hunt is in full swing and, in Lerbäck, you can


go on a “tractor safari in the JULY pasture”. There will be plenty 6TH–9TH of try-it-yourself activities. In fact, the entire week is packed with theatre and movies, music, and much more. Many of the activities are free, so bring your whole family, hang out, and have fun! You can find the programme for Children’s Week in Askersund at: www.visitaskersund.se/barnveckan

Stjernsund Castle

Beautifully situated on a peninsula in Lake Alsen, Stjernsund Castle is a neoclassical gem considered to have some of Sweden’s best preserved 1850s interiors. Expert guides can tell you about the magnificent hall, the guest apartment of Prince Gustaf, known as the “Singing Prince”, and the servants’ cellar. Check out Prince August’s billiard room and its lovely veranda. You may even feel the presence of Mrs. Cassel, the wife of the last owner of the castle, as you stroll through its chambers and corridors. The well-kept castle park is worth visiting year round. You’ll find a carriage museum, gift shop, café and restaurant,

as well as a dairy museum. During summer, you can board the M/S Wettervik in Askersund Harbour and stop at the castle in connection with a tour of northern Lake Vättern’s archipelago. In 2019, Stjernsund was also one of the filming locations for the TV series “Tjuv & Polis”, the exciting resolution of which took place at the Kungsbryggan jetty below the castle. Guided castle tours daily from May 15th to August 31st.

Knalla mine museum in Zinkgruvan Discover a world hidden far beneath our feet and take the old mining elevator down 200 meters below ground! Join us for a guided tour with experienced miners. You can book admission tickets at Askersunds Turist& Evenemangsbyrå, minimum age 10. Above ground, you can visit the Mining Museum in Zinkgruvan where local history is brought to life through exciting exhibitions on mining at the old mine shaft. Hear the roaring of the rock drill

and watch the old mining train chug along. You’ll find machinery, vehicles, clothing, equipment, minerals and photo exhibits, and, last but not least, a giant model of the mighty mine. Take a peek at life underground!


Stjernsund Farm Shop is located along the tree-lined castle aven ue. Visit the egg shed or shop for locally produced articles. The Egg Trail is a beautiful walk between Stjernsund and Askersund that will take you passed Stockshammar, an inspirational home furnishing store.


The area around Knalla Mine has plenty to discover from ancient a mining. Visit Västerby and Garp mines, or hike the Mariedamm Trail passed old mine shafts, and see traces of historic iron making from well-preserved blast furnace areas.

Base Camp on Borgmästareholmen Islet Wilderness around the corner, literally. This is Base Camp Askersund. A mere stone’s throw from the town square, Askersund’s small island offers urban outdoor activities for the cautious and the adventurer, the lone traveller and the group. Expert guides on the island help you find your activity; paddle quietly along the town’s beautiful shore or make the island your base for a wilderness adventure on the glittering waves of Lake Vättern or in the deep, ancient forests of Tiveden.

Focusing on kids, Outdoor Kids is organised during Children’s Week – a great week for the youngest! And with a bird’s-eye view of your surroundings, you can spend the night by the crackling fireplace in one of the island’s awesome tree-tents. Make yourself comfortable in a goahti or pitch your tent right by the water and enjoy the view of smalltown life. Break out your harmonica by the campfire or work up a sweat in the sauna tent, go for a swim, or try your luck fishing. Perhaps you want to enjoy a meal in the island’s historic buildings, the beautiful pavilion and the dance and skittle alley, or take an evening stroll across the footbridge into the quaint town of Askersund. The adventure – or relaxation – starts here!

Watch a coal pile! When the coal piles are lit in the forests, it’s a real party. The carefully arranged piles traditionally bear women’s names for happiness and good charcoal. Experience ancient craftsmanship and peek into the coal huts, taste “coal buns” with lingonberries and bacon, and listen to sorrowful, beautiful songs. For more information, please see the event calendar: www.visitaskersund.se 17


Serving lovingly prepared food made with fine ingredients. Anything from meats and fish to Italian pizza and handmade burgers. Welcome to Cassandras Steakhouse on the Square! +46 583 71 15 30 cassandrasrestaurang.se


We serve Lunch of the Day with traditional Swedish food, à la carte, pizza, salads, and kebab dishes. Fully licensed bar, music and events, and a big outdoor terrace on Askersund town square.

+46 583 100 44 • www.entrappauppaskersund.com

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HSe Welcome to Stjernsund Castle View the interiors from the 1850s, belonging to the “Singer Prince”, visit the Carriage museum, the Dairy and the Giftshop

The café serves a tasty lunch, sandwiches and delicious pasteries, all in a beautiful surrounding by the waterfront. Everything is home-made and locally produced, naturally. The castle is open from May 15th–Aug 31st. Daily tours. The café is open daily from May 1st–Aug 31st. Closed June 24th, Midsummer Eve.

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Further information: +46 583 100 04 (the castle) +46 583 126 88 (the café) www.vitterhetsakad.se

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Saturday July 4th, 9 am – 4 pm at Lerbäck Church 100 market vendors in arts and crafts, artisan food, and building preservation Pony rides • Entertainment • Theatre Children’s market • Cafeteria

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bee yard and see what it’s like to be a beekeeper. Taste the honey!

Hyddans Zon och Gård

FLOATING REFLEXOLOGY HOT STONE MASSAGE B&B • HONEY Appointments +46 72 961 69 10 hyddans@gmail.com www.hyddans.se

Norra Vättern Open Studios 2020 May 1st–3rd from 10 am to 17 pm

Svenskt Porslinsmuseum

Welome to the country’s largest display of Swedish porcelain from 1750 to 2000: “Porcelain we remember, forgot about or never saw before.” Daytrip destination with industrial heritage museum, sightseeing outdoors and indoors, guided walk in the park. Large 1950s exhibition! By the listed building Godegård Manor 30 km SE of Askersund.

Open: May to August, Sat and Sun 11 am to 6 pm. Open daily during July, except Fridays.

Food and snacks served • godegard.se • +46 141 802 00

Autumn Salon Aug 22nd – Nov 1st




Food & Coffee Lake Vättern char, scoop ice cream, shrimp sandwich, or warm tomato soup? Fill your summer with delicious moments! “Sjön suger” is an old Swedish saying. It simply means that being on the lake makes you hungry. Being a tourist makes you hungry too! In Askersund Harbour, you can find several harbour huts with a wide selection of lighter dishes and around town are nice restaurants and cafés. Board the mini train and enjoy

a delicious lunch or coffee at Klockargården by the Askersund Heritage Centre. Other dining venues and cafes are located both in and around town. Olshammarsgården’s cuisine is a classic, as is the harbour ice cream. Enjoy a stylish moment at Stjernsund’s castle cafe, try a tasty shrimp sandwich from the

kiosk in Zinkgruvan, or get lost and find your way to the cafe at Labyrinten in Lerbäck. And be sure not to miss Lake Vättern delights such as char and whitefish. Browse the Restaurants & Cafes list to find your own favourite.

Sanneruds Bygata 21 69597 Tived www.fika-kaffe.se info @ fika-kaffe.se +46 70 275 90 11

KLOCKARGÅRDEN KÖK OCH SERVERING – In the name of good food –

073–811 13 80 www.klockargardenmat.se 20

Sveas Café Tutingen Storgatan 21 696 30 Askersund Tel +46 583 141 39 info@sveasbageri.se • sveasbageri.se Open: Mon-Fri: 9 am–6 pm • Sat: 9 am–5 pm • Sun: 11am–5pm

Restaurants & cafés Askersunds Citycamp & Gästhamn Stapelängen 6, 696 30 Askersund Å +46 583 140 80

Café Garvaregården, Hotel och B&B

GPS: 58.87831, 14.899693

Sundsgatan 4, 696 30 Askersund Å +46 583 104 45, www.cafegarvaregarden.com GPS: 58.881055, 14.900208

Handlar’n i Åmmeberg


Vårbyvägen 1, 696 75 Åmmeberg Å +46 583 341 50 www.handlarn.se GPS: 58.865787, 14.998881

Hargebadsvägen 1, 696 94 Hammar Å +46 583 77 01 20 GPS: 58.794792, 14.971898




Heidenstamsvägen, 696 73 Aspabruk Å + 46 583 583 504 504 30 30 •• olsgarden@home.se olshammarsgarden@ +46 outlook.com • www.olshammarsgarden.se www.olshammarsgarden.se 58.774786,14.796181 14.796181 GPS: 58.774786,

Sibylla Askersund

Laxåvägen 1, 696 91 Askersund www.sibylla.se GPS: 58.877861, 14.894457

Restaurang Sjötullen Norströmsgatan 2 Å +46 70 776 82 18

GPS: 58.878732, 14.900519

Stigmansgården Stugor & Café Bocksjö Mon Å +46 73 500 26 27 www.stigmansgarden.se GPS: 58.688097, 14.618747

ASKERSUND WITH SURROUNDINGS Antes fiskbod +46 72 869 78 61 Asian City Restaurang +46 72 916 00 53 Askersunds Citycamp & Gästhamn +46 583 140 80, +46 70 592 82 30 Askersunds Grill & Sportsbar +46 73 908 03 86 Base Camp – Borgmästareholmen +46 583 71 13 30 Bellas Spelbutik & Pizzeria +46 583 37 05 00 Best Western Hotel Norra Vättern +46 583 120 10 Borgmästarinnans Café +46 73 052 53 88 Café Garvaregården +46 583 104 45 Café Stockshammar +46 583 125 20 Café Sveas Tutingen +46 583 141 39 Cassandras steakhouse +46 583 71 15 30 En trappa upp Restaurang +46 583 100 44 Hamngrillen +46 73 908 03 86 Klockargården +46 73 811 13 80 Peters Glassbod +46 583 101 60 Pä Thai +46 73 931 71 77 Restaurang Flora +46 583 144 44 Restaurang Sjötullen +46 583 100 90 Seglarkiosken +46 73 908 03 86 Smörgåsboden, hamnen +46 583 100 77 Stjernsunds Slottscafé +46 583 126 88 Strandparkens Kiosk & Café +46 73 599 75 75 Venus Choklad +46 583 129 29 Verket Restaurang & Bowling +46 583 70 30 10 Wärdshuset Sundsgården +46 583 100 88 HAMMAR Vätternterrassen +46 583 77 01 10 HARGE Hargegrillen +46 583 77 01 20 Restaurang Hargebaden +46 583 77 00 55 LERBÄCK Hotell & Restaurang PerOlofGården +46 583 405 35 Lerbäcks Labyrint Café +46 583 405 35 MARIEDAMM Trehörnings Masugn & Kaffestuga +46 703 20 80 70 OLSHAMMAR Olshammarsgården +46 583 504 30 RÖNNESHYTTA Rönne Kapell +46 583 400 88 ZINKGRUVAN Zinkgruvan Kiosk & Grill +46 583 204 92

Verket Restaurang & Bowling Lilla Bergsgatan 6, 696 30 Askersund Å +46 583 70 30 10, kontakt@bowlingverket.se, www.bowlingverket.se GPS: 58.878324, 14.906429

Zinkgruvan Kiosk & Grill Åmmebergsvägen 8, Zinkgruvan Å +46 583 204 92 GPS: 58.81390, 15.10845

ÅMMEBERG Club House Restaurant +46 583 349 44 ÅSBRO Åsbro Pizzeria +46 582 513 14



Gourmet foods from France, Italy, and England! French tablecloths and ceramics! Storgatan 15 Hamnmagasinet

Hamnmagasinet Hamnmagasinet

www.madamenature.se See opening hours at www.madamenature.se • Norströmsgatan 1, Hamnmagasinet, Askersund • +46 70 231 99 59

MON–FRI 7–22 Eric and his staff welcome you to Askersund’s own little supermarket!

SAT–SUN 8–21

Torsten Karlssons väg 1, phone +46 10 741 85 50 Freshly baked bread • Wide range of organic products • Affordable pleasure of food seven days a week

ICA TORGHALLEN OPEN Mon-Sat 8 am to 9 pm Sun 10 am to 9 pm Torget, Askersund


OPEN Daily 7 am to 10 pm Floragatan 14, Askersund


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SOUTH NÄRKE’S most popular fresh food stores! Fresh baked goods daily (All stores) ATM (Torghallen) Svenska spel, ATG (Sojas, Torghallen) Deli counter (Torghallen)

OPEN Daily 9 am to 8 pm Askersundsvägen 63, Vretstorp Phone: Torghallen +46 583 871 70 | Sojas +46 582 66 00 95 | Ica Jouren +46 583 109 16 22


Jonas’ Car & Tyre Services Tyre services for all vehicles Spares and accessories shop Car repairs Repairs of heavy vehicles

Torgparken 1 - – Gifts Askersund Souvenirs 0583 711060

Yarn – Handicrafts

www.thefinalaskersund.weebly.com Flowers – Truck & Machine Models

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Parkgatan 5 • Tel +46 583 100 72 • www.jbd.nu

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Askersunds kakelmakeri

Askersunds Skoshop

Sundsgatan 20, 696 30 Askersund Å +46 73 841 00 97 www.kakelmakeriet.se GPS: 58.882693, 14.899823

Sundsbrogatan 7, 696 30 Askersund Å +46 583 121 50 www.facebook.com/Askersundsskoshop GPS: 58.879518, 14.902103

Boutique Britta

Europa Mode

Torget, Askersund Å +46 583 106 81

GPS: 58.880195, 14.902965

Storgatan 22, 696 30 Askersund europa.mode@hotmail.com Å +46 76 208 55 86 GPS: 58.88014, 14.902396


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Bergqvist Järn & Bygg AB Smidesvägen 3, 696 33 Askersund Å +46 583 120 35 www.bergqvist-jb.com GPS: 58.891106, 14.916869




Storgatan 18, 696 30 Askersund Å +46 583 71 13 11 www.lekia.se GPS: 58.879299, 14.902619

Lilla Torgboden

Sundsbrogatan 3, 696 30 Askersund Å +46 70 643 41 10 GPS: 58.279391, 14.901181

Hedströms Motor

Parkgatan 3, 696 33 Askersund Å +46 583 106 20 • +46 70 256 09 79 www.hedstromsmotor.eu GPS: 58.886919, 14.913074


Sleep well

Askersund offers a great mix of accommodation to suit all preferences: comfortable hotels in manor surroundings with romantic rooms, affordable hostels, or charming B&Bs in an old-fashioned setting. You’ll find campsites with lakefront views, RV parks in beautiful scenery, and cabins with the forest right on your doorstep. Just choose what suits you and your family best.

Pensionat Sundsgården Aspa Herrgård

Aspa bruk, 696 93 Askersund Å +46 583 503 60 www.aspaherrgard.se GPS:,

Hargebadens Vandrarhem

Hamgården Nature Resort Tiveden

Sundsgatan 4, 696 30 Askersund Å +46 583 104 45, www.cafegarvaregarden.com GPS: 58.881055, 14.900208

Baggekärr 8, 695 97 Tived • Å+46 584 47 40 30 info@hamgarden.se • www.hamgarden.se GPS: 58.79.5812, 14.54.1049

Hargebadsvägen 98, 696 94 Hammar Å +46 583 77 05 56 www.hargebadensvandrarhem.se GPS: 58.782438, 14.976919

Harge Bad & Camping

Hargebadsvägen 89, 696 94 Hammar Å+46 583 77 01 23 www.hargefritid.se GPS: 58.787064, 14.974022

Hotel PerOlofGården


Rosendals Festgård

Rosendals Stugor

Heidenstamsvägen, 696 73 Aspabruk Å + 46583 583504 50430 30••olsgarden@home.se olshammarsgarden@ +46 outlook.com • www.olshammarsgarden.se www.olshammarsgarden.se 58.774786,14.796181 14.796181 GPS: 58.774786,


Café Garvaregården, Hotel och B&B

Rosendal 630, 694 99 Skyllberg Å +46 70 217 02 46 barbro@rosendalsfestgard.se GPS: 58.975391, 14.98746

Lerbäck Perolofgården 326, 694 96 Åsbro (Askersund) Å +46 583 405 35 • www.perolofgarden.se GPS: 58.959171, 15.063908

Rosendal, 696 93 Aspa bruk Å +46 583 501 30 • +46 70 322 06 84 rosendalstugor@gmail.com GPS: 58.769068, 14.801974


Accommodations Camping and cabins

ASKERSUND WITH SURROUNDINGS Askersunds Citycamp & Gästhamn +46 583 140 80, +46 70 592 82 30 Askersunds Ställplats Marinan +46 70 280 10 13 Husabergsuddes Camping +46 583 71 14 35 Base Camp Askersund +46 583 71 13 30 Hundcamp/ställplats Tivedsporten +46 70 783 10 02

Café Garvaregården, Hotel and B&B In the harbor. Cosy, old-style with home-baked goodies. Enjoy buns, cookies, pastries, and sandwiches in a cultural indoor setting or in the lovely courtyard by the fishpond. Welcome. Telephone: +46 583 104 45 ✿ info@pensionatsundsgarden.se www.pensionatsundsgarden.se

HAMMAR Vätternterrassen +46 583 77 01 10 HARGE Harge Bad & Camping +46 583 77 01 23 Hargebadens Stugby +46 70 664 00 17

Hotel & Café & Restaurang

Near Lerbäck’s Labyrinth – Theatre & Tiveden

KÅRBERG Rosendals Festgård +46 583 400 25 OLSHAMMAR Rosendals Stugor +46 583 501 30 Lerbäck, Perolofgården 326 694 96 Åsbro, Sverige


Lerbäck, Perolofgården 326 69496 Åsbro, Sverige


phone: +46 583 405 35 info@perolofgarden.se

Hotels, youth hostels, B&B

ASKERSUND WITH SURROUNDINGS Best Western Hotel Norra Vättern +46 583 120 10 Café Garvaregården B&B och Hotel +46 583 104 45

tel: 0583 40 535 info@perolofgarden.se

Bästa Läget!

Best Location – Beachfront at port! Vid Askersunds hamn! Bästa Läget!

HAMMAR Bastedalens Herrgård +46 583 77 02 73 Hargebadens Vandrarhem +46 583 77 05 56 Vandrarhemmet Hammar +46 583 77 01 10 Vätternterrassen +46 583 77 01 10

Vid Askersunds hamn!


tel 0583-12010


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Bästa Läget!

Vid Askersunds hamn!

www.norravattern.se phone +46 583 120 10 www.norravattern.se

LERBÄCK Hotel & Restaurang PerOlofGården +46 583 405 35

NÄRKESBERG tel 0583-12010 GBM Helhetsterapi B&B +46 70 554 74 85 OLSHAMMAR Aspa Herrgård +46 583 503 60 Olshammarsgården +46 583 504 30

Rödjorna Tiveden B&B

Skyttatorp Rödjorna, 695 96 Tived Å +46 73 975 10 97, www.tiveden-bb.se info@retraite-zweden.com GPS: 58.789524, 14.650941

Stenkällegårdens Camping Tiveden Å +46 505 600 15 kontakt@stenkallegarden.se www.stenkallegarden.se GPS: 58.680998, 14.598856

Apartments or cabins

For more information, please visit www.visitaskersund.se


RV Parks Claim your spot with views of the harbour and the town, by the beautiful archipelago, or in exciting mining surroundings.

Visiting adress: Ullaviv. 1, Askersund

Please call for viewing tel +46 73 6260125

We are open when you are around!



in Askersund. Access to free latrine emptying taskersund.se .visi www : For more information

Askersund offers RV parks for all tastes. You can opt to stay centrally, just a short walk from Askersund’s old quarters. Gaze out across the harbour from “Askersunds Citycamp & Gästhamn” (RV Park & Marina) and “Askersunds Ställplats (RV Park) Marinan”, and experience the wide range of activities, shopping, and events offered by this small town year round. Or enjoy the archipelago by northern Lake Vättern from the beachside RV park of Aspa Boat Club. Rent a kayak and glide along the islands, or discover the enchanted forests of Tiveden by bike. If mining history is what you’re after, you’ll find it by Knalla Mine, Lönns Kurva and Mariedamm RV parks. You can walk around among historic buildings and visit the exciting mining museum or abandoned mines. Or are you in the mood for a round of golf? Then head to Askersund Golf Club by Kärraviken Marina in Åmmeberg. And don’t forget to pack your bathing suit and hiking boots, because in Askersund, you’re never far from the nearest swim area or hiking trail. Welcome!

RV Parks ASKERSUND Askersund Citycamp & Gästhamn and Sundsängen (no pre-booking) +46 583 140 80, +46 70 592 82 30

OLSHAMMAR Aspa Båtklubb, Gästhamn & Ställplats +46 70 513 02 64

Askersunds Ställplats Marinan +46 70 280 10 13

TIVEDEN Revelbadets Camping +46 583 630 30

MARIEDAMM Mariedamms Ställplats +46 76 812 80 70

Tivedsporten Eco Camp +46 70 783 10 02

Aspa Båtklubb, Olshammar Norrviksvägen 4, 69673 Aspabruk Å +46 70 513 02 64 www.aspabatklubb.se GPS: 58.759821, 14.804871


Revelbadets Camping Laxå

Å +46 70 674 78 62, +46 70 267 56 74 info@revelbadetscamping.se www.revelbadetscamping.se GPS: 58.904612, 14.718236

ZINKGRUVAN Knalla Gruva, Ställplats (only electricity) +46 72 737 43 00 Lönns Kurva +46 70 243 61 77 ÅMMEBERG Askersunds Golfklubb (for golfers) +46 583 349 43 Åmmebergs Båtklubb, Gästhamn & Ställplats +46 70 229 71 20

RV Park Mariedamm Å +46 768 12 80 70 lau@telia.com

GPS: 58.854341, 15.167999


“Allemansrätten” The right of common access is something you use when walking, canoeing or even just sit on a rock. The right of common access is a unique opportunity to all of us to roam freely in the Swedish outdoors. But we also have to show responsibility towards nature and animal life and be considerate to the needs of landowners as well as other visitors. Try to minimise any disruption or disturbance as you move around the countryside. For more information pick up a leaflet about Allemansrätten (the right of common access) from the tourist office or see www.naturvardsverket.se/allemansratten


Looking for housing? Call +46 583 810 50 www.askersundsbostader.se

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Baggekärr 2, Tived +46 584 47 40 83 www.campingtiveden.se

www.hargefritid.se Tel: +46 583 77 01 23

Welcome to Harge Beach Holiday Park. Cabins sleeping four or six people, fully equipped for self-catering. For information and reservations, please call +46 70 664 00 I7, hargestugby@hotmail.com



Askersund Country Church

Open Jun–Aug: Mon–Fri 08:30 am–3:30 pm 22 Jun–16 Aug: Mon–Fri 08:30 am–6:00 pm and Sat–Sun 12:00–6:00 pm.

Roadside Church with Café at Klockarbacken

29 June–31 July: Mon–Fri 2:00–6:00 pm and Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm.

Birgitta Church, Olshammar

Roadside Church 6–19 July, daily 2:00–5:00 pm.

Hammar Church

For visits, please call +46 583 815 50. askersund-hammars.forsamling@svenskakyrkan.se • www.svenskakyrkan.se/askersund-hammars-forsamling

Sofia Magdalena Church

Open Mon–Fri 10:00 am–3:30 pm. 11 June–13 August, Thursdays at 11:30 am: “Summertime Poetry and Music”

WE DO ANYTHING FOR YOUR CAR! A comprehensive auto workshop of Bosch Car Service – the largest, independent auto workshop chain in the world.

Come sing with us Tuesday 7 July for Glasseloppet Race during Children's Week!

We help you with any type of car repair or service for any make or model – gasoline, diesel, and electric cars.

On 20 March 2021, we celebrate 20 years as artists. See you at Sjöängen!

Åmmebergsvägen 7 696 74 Hammar Phone: +46 583 77 00 12 www.garagethammar.se

Book us at: www.systrarnak.se

Welcome to Askersund!

Do you want to live or run your business here?

We have gathered all the information you need in one place:


Go to the cinema!

The cinema is popular in Askersund, and the scent of popcorn fills the air at Sjöängen Cultural Centre. Watch the latest movies on Närke’s biggest cinema screen with Dolby Atmos-quality surround sound. You’ll find the list of current movies in the event calendar at www.visitaskersund.se or www.bio.se. See you at the movies!

Bio www.bio.se


Useful information Doctors


Recycling Stations

Askersund Turist- & Evenemangsbyrå +46 583 C 810 88 D

More info at www.ftiab.se

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Askersund Sewage Treatment Plant

Tourist information



Latrine emptying for motorhomes

Distriktsveterinärerna District veterinary +46 10 122 86 60 Djursjukhuset Hund & Katt, Kumla Veterinary clinic +46 19 26 36 66 (out of hours services)

Askersund Vårdcentral Medical clinic +46 583 857 10 Accidents and emergencies +46 583 857 98 Magnussons Läkarpraktik Private practice +46 70 103 00 42 Emergency services dial 112 Non emergency medical helpline 1177

Vasen Pharmacy +46 583 103 38, +46 771 760 760 Försäkringskassan Social security +46 771 524 524 Police +46 771 14 14 00 Urgent police matters dial 112 Taxi Pake AB (pre-order only) +46 70 832 04 34 Stadskvarn Sverigetaxi Hallsberg +46 582 61 10 00

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Askersunds Municipality Area: Total area 1025,21 km2, 819,88

km2 land and 205,33 km2 water.


Population: 11 345 inhabitants.

(Nov 2019, Source: SCB 20191130)

History: Askersund received its town





Munkerud Eketorp




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privileges in 1643. The town charter is signed by Kristina, Queen of Sweden. Askersund Municipality was formed in 1971 through the merging of three municipalities: Askersund, Lerbäck, and Hammar.

Economy: The number of registered

companies is about 1300. The largest are Zinkgruvan Mining, AhlstromMunksjö AB, Alfapac AB, ITS Logistikpartner AB and Abigo Medical AB. Other major companies in the area include Skyllbergs Bruks AB and Svensk GlasÅtervinning AB. In addition, retail, tourism and farming also make substantial contributions.

More information at www.askersund.se

Celebrities from Askersund: Verner

von Heidenstam – author and poet; Folke Dahlberg – author and artist; Eva Eastwood – singer/songwriter; Tom Nordahl – singer and TV talent show participant; Bertil Boo – singer, starred in the popular Åsa Nisse films in the 1950s and 60s and 10 local “thieves” from the SVT series “Tjuv & Polis”.

Major sights: Stjernsund Palace Knalla Mine and Mining Museum Garpa mine Askersund country church Askersund beach front Harge beach The islands of northern Lake Vättern Tiveden National park Sjöängen Cultural Centre Lerbäck Theatre Lake Fagertärn Birgitta Church in Olshammar Askersund Heritage Centre

Useful maps TIPS

In Askersund, we are constantly working to improve the possibilities for sustainable travel. Find your sustainable trip here: www.sj.se www.lanstrafiken.se www.swebus.se www.skaraborgaren.nu www.nettbuss.se Plan your trip here: www.resrobot.se www.reseplanerare.norrlandsresan.se

Askersunds Turist- & Evenemangsbyrå offers free overview maps, as well as detailed maps, covering specific areas, for sale. Maps for download are available at www.visitaskersund.se

Parking Parking disc

Many car parks in Askersund require the use of a parking disc. The disc is free and can be picked up at Askersunds Turist- & Evenemangsbyrå, in the town hall reception or in many local shops. Please refer to the signs at each car park for information on how long you can park free.

Long stay car park

Several car parks allow parking up to 24 hours. For more information, please contact Askersunds Turist& Evenemangsbyrå. 31

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ASKERSUND I CENTRUM IS PROUD TO PRESENT... The town with many unique shops featuring a lovely assortment of products! Askersund offers personal service and free parking. Enjoy some shopping, coffee, food, or just stroll around our quaint little town.

You’ll find a great map of the selection in the small folder with the blue door.

Follow us on social media! Look for ”Askersund i Centrum”

Time to check out things 200 metres underground?

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Touristbroschure 2020 Askersunds Municipality  

Welcome to Askersund, close to Tiveden and the best hidden archipelago of northern Lake Vättern! (ENGLISH)

Touristbroschure 2020 Askersunds Municipality  

Welcome to Askersund, close to Tiveden and the best hidden archipelago of northern Lake Vättern! (ENGLISH)

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