Touristebroschure 2021 Askersund municipality

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– next to Sweden’s best hidden archipelago!

2021

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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! VisitAskersund Turistinformation Summertime visiting address: Hamngatan 4B Postal address: SE-696 31 Askersund Phone: +46 583 810 88 Follow us on social media: @visitaskersund For opening hours, please visit www.visitaskersund.se Year-round VisitAskersund Infopoints: Best Western Hotel Norra Vättern, Garvaregården Hotel, Kulturhuset Sjöängen, Olshammarsgården, Butiken Stjernsund, Hotel PerOlofGården www.visitaskersund.se info@visitaskersund.se 2

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Events 2021 EasterWalk & Fire Week TivedenLakeVättern

WEEK 13 & 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.visitaskersund.se MAY 1ST–2ND

JUNE 19TH

Vätternrundan

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 WEEK 26–31

Art round trip (Konstrundan)

Konstrundan celebrates 25 years and 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. This year’s participants are presented along with selected photos at the stage at the harbour in Askersund. www.nvbof.se

Ekoloppet

MAY 28TH–30TH

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 on Borgmästareholmen Islet in Askersund. www.ekoloppet.se

Markets & Antiques Fairs

SUMMER 2021

A folk festival atmosphere permeates our popular markets: Askersund Spring & Autumn Markets, the Antiques & Curiosities Market in Åmmeberg (the weekend after Midsummer), and the Antiques Market in Askersund (turn of the month July/August). Keep an eye out in our digital event calendar. www.visitaskersund.se/evenemang

Children’s Summer

Bring out your inner child and join us for a summer 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, enjoy performances by, for example, Mora Träsk, try out activities, and why not enter this year’s “Glasse-lopp race”? Most activities are free. www.visitaskersund.se/barnsommar JULY– AUGUST

Children’s theatre in Lerbäck

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. Don’t miss the theatre’s captivating performances along with delicious dinners during spring and autumn. www.lerbacksteater.se


For more events, please visit www.visitaskersund.se JULY 3RD

Lerbäcksmarken/ Knallesvängen

Lerbäcksmarken is a quality market of arts and crafts, artisan food, entertainment and a “Children’s market”. Lerbäcksmarken is alternatively organised as Knallesvängen, with the opportunity to visit the local participants. www.lerbacksmarken.se JULY 5–9

JULY 17 TH

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 7TH–8TH

National dog show

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

Run of Mine

Outdoor Kids

Become a survival expert, attend a carving class, let loose in the obstacle course, or try paddling and cycling with excellent gear. And be sure to join us for a day with Outdoor Kids in Tiveden! www.askersundoutdoor.se/ outdoor-kidsweek

A unique race where you run 350 metres underground – and back up! www.zinkgruvanmining.com

SEP 4TH

Register Events

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The Town

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The Culture

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Sweden’s best hidden archipelago

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The Nature

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Active and sustainable in Askersund

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For children and grown ups

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Food & Coffee

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Sleep well

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Useful information, 28-31 facts about Askersund’s Municipality & maps

SEP 11TH–12TH

JULY 10TH

A Journey of Foods Midnight Sun Rally

During a lunch stop on the last day of racing, we get to meet the participants of Midnight Sun Rally. For a description of special stretches and stops, please see www.midnattssolsrallyt.com.

Swedish Golf Cup

JULY 9TH–11TH

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. www.askersundsgk.com

Spend the weekend visiting local food artisans, restaurateurs, and entrepreneurs around the county – a wonderful opportunity to taste local products and find new favourites. www.matresanorebrolan.se

Sjöängen Cultural Centre

AUTUMN 2021

Lars-Kristerz, Tribute to ABBA 1974, Johan Stengård & Askersunds manskör are just a few of all the great shows coming to Askersund. Book your concert experience in quaint small-town surroundings! More information and tickets at www.visitaskersund.se

PARTICIPATING PHOTOGRAPHERS:

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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 programs 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 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. During the summer, the church doors open to welcome its visitors.


Nature nearby

Askersund has not just one but two nature reserves within walking distance of the town centre. From Väderkvarnsbacken, you have wonderful views of the town, with Stjernsund Castle on the shore on the other side of the lake. Scenic Stadsparken is reminiscent of Tiveden with its wild nature, and can be reached via accessible paths. Stadsparken features an open-air museum with historic buildings from the area, a restaurant, and a mini zoo. You also find a geocaching trail perfect for families with young children. You can walk here along the promenade or take the mini train from the harbour. During the summer, the train runs several times daily. Askersund’s newest leisure area is Lindbomossen, with winding walking paths near the south entrance to Askersund.

Marina & RV Park “Askersunds Citycamp & Gästhamn” (RV Park & Marina) is a popular destination for motorhomes, caravans, and boats. In addition to a café, lighter dishes, and a fuel jetty, you can rent bikes, canoes, and outboard rowing boats here. Here you have lovely views of the harbour and the boat life – all within

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

easy walking distance from activities, small town shopping, and picturesque leisure areas. 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 VisitAskersund Turistinformation.

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 stories in Swe rma info e mor and map a by. For d tion, please contact VisitAskersun Turistinformation.

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 find beach wheelchairs for a lovely dip in Lake Vättern. Even the bowling alley is accessible. Under hashtag #Askersundlevererar, you can see the many promotions and the adjustments made for a safe stay considering the pandemic. So get out there and enjoy!

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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 award-winning film “Lantisar” (Homecoming) was also shot in the Askersund area, and you can 6

visit 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

For more information, please contact VisitAskersund Turistinformation.

adorns Sjöängen, both inside and out. From the café and the magazine corner, you can enjoy amazing views of the water and the town promenade.

Wellbeing in focus

The Sjöängen Cultural Centre is constantly working to create safe environments where you can relax and enjoy yourself. 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!

Curious about Sjöängen? Each spring and autumn, an exciting program 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. Please visit www.sjoangen.askersund.se for more information about the current program, tickets, and activities.

JOHAN STENGÅRD & ASKERSUNDS MANSKÖR

Consert Consert Show

Consert LARZ-KRISTERZ

This and much more coming up this autumn 2021!

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Art Gallery • Cinema • Library • Café

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Sweden’s best hidden archipelago ...and loads of small lakes A vast archipelago landscape and enchanted forest lakes in beautiful contrast and harmony. Hike, swim, canoe. Drop anchor or pick a sunny cliff. Find your inner peace or enjoy the thrill of fishing. Moor your boat to a jetty or find accommodation by the water. Nature experiences, as varied as the archipelago, and lakes that change shape in an instant as well as with the seasons. Find your adventure – and let yourself be taken by surprise! 8

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Views by the water An uninhabited nature reserve with an amazing rocky landscape of some 250 islands, islets, and rocks, the archipelago of northern Lake Vättern is an area to enjoy and take care of. Small coves and cliffs open up to relaxation and experiences, with constantly new, magnificent views – no matter how you approach the landscape. Turn around and you’ll find the most beautiful forest lakes for memorable moments by the water.

Pack your bathing suit

Water – a landscape full of water! Sunny, bare cliffs in the archipelago, small forest lakes with beaches and magical water mirrors, small town swim areas with well-groomed lawns for playing, or long, sandy beaches – what would you pick? Pack your bathing suit for a day on the popular beach, by the town swim area, by the picturesque forest lake, or for a quiet evening swim in the crystal-clear waters of the archipelago. Cool off on hot summer days or be bold and go for a cool dip in the early spring or late autumn. Visit www.visitaskersund.se/gora/bad for swim area tips. Dip your toes or dive right in – the experience is all yours!

Hike with a lake view

Experience the water with your hiking boots on! Archipelago hikes in rocky landscape along the shores of Lake

Boat & canoe hire Vättern, a walk around the magical Dovra Lakes or the beautiful Lake Fagertärn with its red water lilies – a wide variety of exciting hikes right by the water await. Pack your coffee thermos and your camera, sit down at one of the barbecue areas, and enjoy the day.

With quiet paddle strokes

The tranquillity and the freedom of kayaking or canoeing is truly something special! A tour in the archipelago can be both long and demanding – but it can also be absolutely amazing, and suits those who already have some kayaking experience. A good starting point is the harbour in Olshammar, where you can rent or launch your own kayak. The small lakes, with their pleasant, quieter surroundings, offer a great complement. Feel free to contact the VisitAskersund Turistinformation if you’re unsure of what suits you best. We’ll be happy to guide you to your experience!

Wake up by the water

A great variety of natural harbours in unobtrusive locations greet you, whether you sail into the archipelago from Göta Canal, have made your way across Lake Vättern, or have taken your boat out for a daytrip. You can also choose to moor your boat in the safe and lovely marina of Olshammar or Åmmeberg.

ASKERSUND OUTDOOR – BORGMÄSTAREHOLMEN Kayak and SUP (=Stand-up-Paddle Board). +46 583 71 13 30 ASKERSUNDS CITYCAMP & GÄSTHAMN Steering wheel motorboat, rowing boat with/without motor, and canoes. +46 583 140 80, +46 70 592 82 30 CAMPING TIVEDEN Canoe, kayak, sailboat and rowing boat. +46 584 47 40 83 EXPERITUR Packraft and kayak. +46 070 209 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 REVELBADETS CAMPING Rowing boat, motorboat, electric motor boat and canoe. +46 70 674 78 62 TRACELESS IN TIVEDEN Guided tours in wooden canoes, no rental. +46 73 024 65 15 VÄTTERNKAJAK – OLSHAMMAR OCH MEDEVI Kayak, SUP and guided tours. +46 70 389 83 00 ÖSJÖNÄS Kayak, canoe and rowing boat. +46 505 250 22

Slipways

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Fishing A restaurant visit, a historical guided tour, the proximity to the enchanted forests of Tiveden, or a round of golf on the golf course are experiences that add a golden touch to your moments by the water. Once you pass the archipelago, you can glimpse the beautiful Stjernsund Castle with Askersund as a picturesque backdrop. The town marina offers harbour huts, restaurants, and fun events. Moor your boat for a few days and enjoy life by the water, close to the cobbled streets and square of the small town. Do you like the water but haven’t quite found your sea legs? With RV parks in scenic surroundings, charming cabins near the water, and hotels overlooking the archipelago or the harbour, you can easily find your own special spot from which to enjoy the water mirrors. Come experience Sweden’s best hidden archipelago and the many small lakes!

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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...that Askersund and Tiveden offer plenty of fishing opportunities in both large and small waters? Download our digital fishing brochure from www.visitaskersund.se/fiske or pick up a copy at the VisitAskersund Turistinformation.


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 VisitAskersund Turistinformation for personal tips.

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Nature Hiking trails

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

Dovrasjödalen

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.

Mariedammsleden

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

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Mårsätter

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.

Stenkälla

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.

Tjälvesta-Snavlunda

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.

Trollkyrka

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.

Utnäset

Partially demanding trail over flat rocks with magnificent views over the archipelago of northern Lake Vättern. The trail is 3 km and offers opportunities Hike in the for swimming and barbecuing. archipelago

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 VisitAskersund Turistinformation.

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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 45 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

The bike path is 17 km long and starts in Åsbro. It runs along Lake Tisaren towards Skåle Nature Reserve, where it returns via Lerbäck. Gravel and asphalt path.

Askersund-Dohnafors-Östra Laxsjön-Vinnasjön-LäggestaAskersund The 39 km bike trail starts in Askersund and runs towards the forests of Tiveden, rounds Östra Laxjön Lake, and turns back towards Askersund. Swimming opportunities along the path. Gravel and asphalt path.

Around Lake Åmmelången

30 km trail around Lake Åmmelången, where you pass several mining areas worth visiting. Åmmeberg offers a golf

...about the trails and cycling-friendly accommodation can be found at www.bergslagencycling.com

course, a supermarket, and a restaurant. We recommend the new bike path from Askersund to Ingelsby instead of the regular road from Askersund to Åmmeberg. Gravel and asphalt path.

The mine trail by the archipelago

A 45 km trail, lined with beautiful nature reserves and interesting cultural sites around the mines of the area. Accommodation, restaurants, and museum along the way. Gravel and asphalt path. Connects to the Around Åmmelången trail.

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. 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.

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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, which is accessible and where you can 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 14

rewarding experience this summer can be found at VisitAskersund Turistinformation. 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 Cycle orienteering, 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 2019. 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.

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

Pernilla Gäverth Å +46 70-942 92 42 medveten.insikt@gmail.com www.experiencenature.nu

Local & Sustainable

Lerbäcks Labyrint & Café Hotel PerOlofGården

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.

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

Linnea Jonsson Å +46 70 288 28 53 linnea.jonsson2010@hotmail.se www.draghasten.se

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

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Tivedens Guider

www.gamlaaskersund.se

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Children’s theatre in Lerbäck

JULY– AUGUST

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. Don’t miss the theatre’s captivating performances along with delicious dinners in spring and autumn. www.lerbacksteater.se

Art Circuit

JUNE 12TH– SEP 30TH

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. Art Circuit is a popular excursion for the whole family and is open 24 hours.

Mini Train

JUNE 28TH–

Riding a choo-choo AUG 15TH 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 ashore, 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.

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 VisitAskersund Turistinformation if you manage to crack the secret code hiding in the caches!

Kids’ summer in Askersund A sense of playfulness permeates the air in Askersund all summer long, as families or grandparents play safely with their children. Restless legs are rewarded in the popular “Glasseloppet” race with both ice cream and medals, and Tiveden Kids attracts both younger and older adventurous kids with tours and activities in the forest. The treasure hunt is in full

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swing and you can find loads of try-it-yourself activities. Indeed, the whole summer is filled with theatre, cinema, and music. Most activities are free. Some activities may require advance booking to ensure a safe and pleasant experience. The Kids’ summer in Askersund program is available at www.visitaskersund.se/barnsommar


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. Guided castle tours daily from May 15th to August 31st.

Knalla mine museum in Zinkgruvan The mine museum in Zinkgruvan brings the history of the area to life with exciting exhibitions about mining – past and present. Hear the roaring of the rock drill and watch the old mining train chug along to Mount Trollberget. You’ll find machinery, vehicles, clothing, equipment, minerals and photo exhibits, and, last but not least, a giant model of the mighty mine beneath our feet. On site are experienced miners who know their job and their history and, if you’re lucky, they’ll tell you the story of GruvMaja who kept a watchful eye on the miners.

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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.

TIPS For a safe visit to the mine museum, guided tours are offered via QR codes. In “normal” times, you can take a guided tour 200 metres underground. However, this tour will be not be available during 2021. Welcome – take a peek at life underground!

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.

Outdoor 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 Kids’ Summer – a fun experience 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


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Gourmet foods from France and Italy! Tablecloths and ceramics from Provence! Storgatan 15 Hamnmagasinet

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

Welcome to Stjernsund Castle Photo: Ulrik Södergren

In 2021, we celebrate 20 years! Celebrate with us!

Take a guided tour of the castle, stroll through the park, visit the Castle Shop, the Carriage Museum, and the Orangery. The Castle Café serves lunch, sandwiches, and delicious pastries in a beautiful setting by the water. The castle is open 15 May – 31 August. The café is open 1 May – 31 August.

For further information The castle: www.vitterhetsakad.se/kulturfastigheter +46 583 100 04 The café: www.stjernsundslottscafe.se +46 70 899 33 44 Photo: Johanna Egemar

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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

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Welcome! Lerbäcksmarken

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Welcome to Johans Leksaksbod on Hospitalsgatan 5 in Askersund. Fun toys and gadgets for all ages!

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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 Min lilla krog 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. Or perhaps pay a visit to Krogensomintefinns (Tavernthatdoesnotexist)?! And be sure not to miss Lake Vättern delights such as char and whitefish. Browse the Restaurants & Cafés list to find your own favourite.

COFFEE ROASTERY SHOP ACCOMODATION Sanneruds bygata 21 Tived www.tivedskafferosteri.se

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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

Askersund Outdoor

Borgmästareholmen, Askersund Å +46 583 71 13 30 www.askersundoutdoor.se GPS: 58.874467, 14.908447

Café Garvaregården, Hotel och B&B

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

Bryggans glass & deli Å +46 72-737 50 10

linus@bryggansglass.se www.bryggansglass.se GPS: 58.878493, 14.900926

Indisk Hof

Gärdshyttan 213, 696 94 Hammar Å +46 76-880 37 47 GPS: 58.783684, 14.996381

Restaurang

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

Restaurang Sjötullen Norströmsgatan 2 Å +46 70 776 82 18

GPS: 58.878732, 14.900519

STATIONSHUSET Kiosk • Café • Diner Sibylla Askersund

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

Stationshuset Askersund

Drottning Kristinas väg 3 Vid Sjöängsskolan & busstorget Å +46 76-766 51 65 GPS: 58.878737, 14.908018

VÄLKOMMEN TILL SIBYLLA ASKERSUND!

Bocksjö Mon Å +46 76 931 68 64 www.stigmansgarden.se GPS: 58.688097, 14.618747

NÄRKESBERG Krogensomintefinns +46 70 229 22 13 HAMMAR/HARGE Hargegrillen +46 583 77 01 20 Indisk Hof +46 76 880 37 47 Restaurang Hargebaden +46 583 77 00 55 Vätternterrassen +46 583 77 01 10 LERBÄCK Hotell & Restaurang PerOlofGården +46 583 405 35 Lerbäcks Labyrint Café +46 583 405 35 MARIEDAMM Kaffestuga Trehörnings Masugn +46 703 20 80 70 OLSHAMMAR Olshammarsgården +46 583 504 30 RÖNNESHYTTA Rönne Kapell +46 583 400 88

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ASKERSUND WITH SURROUNDINGS Antes fiskbod +46 72 869 78 61 Asian City Restaurang +46 72 916 00 53 Askersund Outdoor +46 583 71 13 30 Askersunds Citycamp & Gästhamn +46 583 140 80, +46 70 592 82 30 Askersunds Grill & Sportsbar +46 73 908 03 86 Bellas Spelbutik & Pizzeria +46 583 37 05 00 Best Western Hotel Norra Vättern +46 583 120 10 Borgmästarinnans Café +46 73 052 53 88 Bryggans Glass & Deli +46 72 737 50 10 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 Jako Sushi +46 76 254 23 18 MatToppen, restaurang +46 583 630 00 Min lilla krog +46 73 811 13 80 Restaurang Sjötullen +46 583 100 90 Seglarkiosken +46 73 908 03 86 Sibylla +46 72 257 17 75 Smörgåsboden, hamnen +46 76 793 13 66 Stationshuset +46 76 766 51 65 Stjernsunds Slottscafé +46 583 126 88 Venus Choklad +46 583 129 29 Verket Restaurang & Bowling +46 583 70 30 10 Wärdshuset Sundsgården +46 583 100 88

ZINKGRUVAN Zinkgruvan Kiosk & Grill +46 583 204 92 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 Parichat Thai Take Away +46 73 089 72 96 Åsbro Pizzeria +46 582 513 14

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Gammalt & Nytt

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Hälsohuset – massage & skönhet

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Lilla Torgboden

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

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

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

Frisör & Interiörbutik Stjärnklart

Väderkvarnsgatan 26, 696 30 Askersund Å +46 70-249 19 55, info@stjarnklart.org www.stjarnklart.org GPS: 58.8805, 14.903287

The Final

Torgparken 1, Askersund, Å+46 583-71 10 60 the_final_askersund@hotmail.se www.thefinalaskersund.weebly.com GPS: 58.880217, 14.902963

Ann-Sofie Åkesson

Ann-Sofie Åkesson Tel: 070-276 23 00, 0583-106 55 Väderkvarnsgatan 25,30 696 30 Askersund Väderkvarnsgatan 25, 696 Askersund Å +46 70 276 23 00, +46 583 106 55 GPS: 58.88062, 14.90302

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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.

Askersund Outdoor

Aspa Herrgård

Aspa bruk, 696 93 Askersund Å +46 583 503 60 www.aspaherrgard.se GPS: 58.776004, 14.804152

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

Hamgården Nature Resort Tiveden

Harge Bad & Camping

Hotell Hof

Borgmästareholmen, Askersund Å +46 583 71 13 30 www.askersundoutdoor.se GPS: 58.874467, 14.908447

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

Hotel PerOlofGården

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

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

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

Garvaregården – Hotel, B&B & Café

Gärdshyttan 213, 696 94 Hammar Å +46 76 880 37 47 GPS: 58.783684, 14.996381

Rosendals Stugor

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


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ASKERSUND WITH SURROUNDINGS Askersund Outdoor, Borgmästareholmen +46 583 71 13 30 Askersunds Citycamp & Gästhamn +46 583 140 80, +46 70 592 82 30 Husabergsuddes Camping +46 583 71 14 35 Hundcamp Tivedsporten +46 70 783 10 02

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HAMMAR Vätternterrassen +46 583 77 01 10

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Garvaregården – Hotel, B&B and Café 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@cafegarvaregarden.com www.cafegarvaregarden.com

Hotels, youth hostels, B&B/ Airbnb

ASKERSUND WITH SURROUNDINGS Best Western Hotel Norra Vättern tel 0583-12010 +46 583 120 10 Garvaregården Hotel, B&B, Café +46 583 104 45

HAMMAR Bastedalens Herrgård +46 72 399 84 81 Hargebadens Vandrarhem +46 583 77 05 56 Hotell Hof +46 76 880 37 47 Vandrarhemmet Hammar +46 583 77 01 10 Vätternterrassen +46 583 77 01 10 LERBÄCK Hotel & Restaurang PerOlofGården +46 583 405 35 NÄRKESBERG GBM Helhetsterapi B&B +46 70 232 99 54 OLSHAMMAR Aspa Herrgård +46 583 503 60 Olshammarsgården +46 583 504 30

Apartments or cabins Rödjorna Tiveden B&B

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

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

For more information, please visit www.visitaskersund.se/bo

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RV Parks ASKERSUND Askersund Citycamp & Gästhamn and Sundsängen (no pre-booking) +46 583 140 80, +46 70 592 82 30 KÅRBERG Rosendals Festgård +46 70 217 02 46 MARIEDAMM Mariedamms Ställplats +46 76 812 80 70 OLSHAMMAR Aspa Båtklubb, Gästhamn & Ställplats +46 70 513 02 64 TIVEDEN Revelbadets Camping +46 70 674 78 62 Hundcamp Tivedsporten +46 70 783 10 02

ZINKGRUVAN Knalla Gruva, Ställplats (only electricity) +46 72 737 43 00 Ställplats Zinkgruvan, Lönns kurva +46 583 203 45, +46 70 243 51 77

RV Parks Claim your spot with views of the harbour and the town, by the beautiful archipelago, or in exciting mining surroundings. 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) where small town life, with its wonderful activities, shopping, and select events welcome you all 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!

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...are what we call our simplest RV parks in the area, where you can enjoy our hidden gems. Learn more at www.visitaskersund.se

ÅMMEBERG Askersunds Golfklubb (for golfers) +46 583 349 43 Åmmebergs Båtklubb, Gästhamn & Ställplats +46 70 229 71 20

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Aspa Båtklubb, Olshammar

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

RV Park Mariedamm Å +46 768 12 80 70

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“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) at VisitAskersund Turistinformation or see www.naturvardsverket.se/allemansratten

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

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WE DO ANYTHING FOR YOUR CAR! A comprehensive auto workshop of Bosch Car Service – the largest, independent auto workshop chain in the world. We help you with any type of car repair or service for any make or model – gasoline, diesel, and electric cars. Åmmebergsvägen 7 696 74 Hammar Phone: +46 583 77 00 12 www.garagethammar.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: www.askersund.se/flyttahit

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

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

Askersund Country Church Open weekdays June–August. Extended opening hours and churchwardens 5 July–8 August. Vägkyrka with Klockarebacken Café 19 July–8 August. Sofia Magdalena Church Open Mon–Fri 10 am to 3:30 pm year round. Program Thursdays in June–August.

For information about our services and music programmes, please see the bulletin boards in/outside the churches or visit www.svenskakyrkan.se/askersund-hammarsforsamling E-mail: askersund-hammars.forsamling@svenskakyrkan.se Phone weekdays 10 am to 12 pm: +46 583 815 50

Birgitta Church, Olshammar Vägkyrka 5–18 July. At other times, opened by Olshammarsgården. Hammar Church Open by appointment.

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!

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

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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.

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”.

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

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VisitAskersund Turistinformation VisitAskersund Infopoints:

Best Western Hotel Norra Vättern Garvaregården Hotel Kulturhuset Sjöängen Olshammarsgården Butiken Stjernsund Hotel PerOlofGården

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

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

VisitAskersund Turistinformation and VisitAskersund Infopoints 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 VisitAskersund Turistinformation, 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

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GO SHOPPING IN ASKERSUND! 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. The Askersund gift card – a popular gift for all! 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”

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