8 Sights in Västerås, Sweden (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Västerås, Sweden. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Västerås, Sweden.

Sightseeing Tours in Västerås

1. Minnesmärke

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On 26 December 2004, at 07:58:53 local time (UTC+7), a major earthquake with a magnitude of 9.1–9.3 Mw struck with an epicentre off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The undersea megathrust earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra–Andaman earthquake, was caused by a rupture along the fault between the Burma Plate and the Indian Plate, and reached a Mercalli intensity up to IX in some areas.

Wikipedia: 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami (EN)

2. Djäkneberget

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Djäkneberget is a park area just west of Västerås inner city. The area is about 500 meters long and 250 meters wide. The park is located on a mountain height overlooking, among other things, the cathedral, the City Hall, Skrapan and part of Lake Mälaren. Adjacent to the park is the Djäkneberg School, a primary school that was inaugurated in 1894 and that today houses Västerås Folk High School and Västerås Art School.

Wikipedia: Djäkneberget (SV)

3. Botaniska trädgården

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Rudbeckianska gymnasiet is an upper secondary school in Västerås, Sweden, located next to the city library and the cathedral. The school consists of Hallskolan, the Old Main Building, the Old Annex, the New Annex, the Old Gymnasium and the New Gymnasium. In 2020, the number of students was approximately 1,300, making the upper secondary school the largest in Västerås.

Wikipedia: Rudbeckianska gymnasiet (SV)

4. Västerås Flygmuseum

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Västerås Flygmuseum is a museum dedicated to flight and aviation history. It is located in Västerås, in an old hangar at Västerås Airport in Sweden, located 100 km west of the capital city, but inside Västerås city limits. It was created in the CVV Hangar at the former Swedish Air Force base "F1-Hässlö" in 1997.

Wikipedia: Västerås Flygmuseum (EN), Website

5. Västerås Cathedral

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Västerås CathedralGuillaume Baviere from Copenhagen, Denmark / CC BY-SA 2.0

Västerås Cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of Västerås in the Province of Västmanland, Sweden. The church building is a five-tiered cathedral, with copper-covered roof as well as a west tower with side extensions and an obelisk-shaped, copper-clad spire. It is built in the Scandinavian Brick Gothic style.

Wikipedia: Västerås Cathedral (EN)

6. Vallby Friluftsmuseum

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Vallby Open-Air Museum is an open-air museum in Västerås, Sweden. The museum is located at Skerikesvägen 2 near the E18 motorway about two kilometres north of Västerås city centre. Construction of the museum began in 1921 and is now run by the City of Västerås.

Wikipedia: Vallby friluftsmuseum (SV), Website

7. Stadsparken

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Västerås city park in a park style from the 1890s, is located in central Västerås. The park is framed by Storbron, Västerås Theater, Slottsbron and Turbinhuset as well as Svartån's extension along Fiskartorget and Västerås City Hall.

Wikipedia: Stadsparken, Västerås (SV)

8. Dårarnas båt

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The Fools' Boat is a sculpture created by Sture Collin in 1990. The sculpture can be found in three locations around Sweden: the Sockenplan subway station in Stockholm, Hornsgatspuckeln, also in Stockholm, and in Vasaparken in Västerås.

Wikipedia: Dårarnas båt (SV)


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