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NORRKÖPING 2018 – Beautiful Swedish former industrial city

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Central Norrköping 40 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Population: 97 000 (metro 141 000)
Tallest building: City Hall (68m)
Language: Swedish
Founded: 1384
Province: Östergötland
County: Östra Götalands Län
Area: 35.68 km²
Year visited: August 2018

Norrköping is currently the 9th largest city in Sweden (2nd largest in Östergötland after Linköping). The city, situated some hours southwest of Stockholm, in the bay Bråviken a few hours from the sea, has one of Sweden’s largest harbours. Five state works are located in the city. It is a former industrial city that has been turned to a knowledge city. The city center of Norrköping has been developed and vitalized the recent years. In contrary to many other Swedish cities, lots of beautiful historical buildings have been preserved.

The central station, Norrköpings Centralstation, is white and looks like an Italian castle. Opposite the station is Carl Johans Park with beautiful sculptures, fountains, trees and even palms, and the art nouveaux theater building Östgötateatern.
From there you can pass the bridge Saltängsbron over the river Motala Ström. Grand Hotel is facing the river. On the other side of the river Drottninggatan (Queen Street) begins, that pass through the whole city center.

Tyska Torget (German Square) is the main square in the city. Here you find the impressive Town Hall (Norrköpings Rådhus, built 1907-10), massive in size with its 68m high brick tower with a clock and a golden statue of St Olof and Hedvigs Kyrka, a church built in 1673 for the German inhabitnats.
From there Drottninggatan continues as the main shopping street with several department stores, three shopping malls (Linden, Spiralen and Domino), special shops, fastfood chains and restaurants, many housed in beautiful historical buildings. The church St Olai Kyrka (inaugurated 1767) is a main sight, a yellow baroque building with a campanile (city clock tower) in the same style. The lower part of Drottningg is less beautiful with 60s modernist buildings and malls.
Norrköping is known for its yellow and orange trams, many quite old. It is one of only three cities in Sweden that has trams (Gothenburg and Stockholm are the other ones).
Parts of Norrköping are quite hilly. Together with cobbed streets, many nice restaurants and trams it creates a nice atmosphere in the city.
Motala Ström (locally called Strömmen) is flowing through the city. The area on the South side of this stream is the Old Town - Industrilandskapet, a former industrial district that was turned into museums, restaurants, workshops and apartments in historical buildings, many painted in yellow, situated right next to the water. Surrounding the buildings are waterfalls and bridges. The Louis de Geer Congress & Concert Hall is very beautiful, a building that was formerly a paperwork, but was converted into the current use in 1994. Arbetets Museum (Museum of Work) is very popular, situated in Strykjärnet (the Flatiron building) from 1917, right next to the stream. Holmen Museum and Stadsmuseum (City Museum) is next to it, as well as Visualiseringscenter C, Sweden’s only digital science center, housed in a historical tower building. In this area is also Gamla Torget, the Old Square. The beautiful bridge Bergsbron passes right above the stream, in this former industrial area.
Along Motala Ström, locally dubbed "Strömmen", you find Strömparken and several riverside cafés and places. Notable churches are the neo-gothic St Matteus Kyrka from 1892 in Folkparken, Den yngre St Johannes kyrka, Den äldre St Johannes kyrka. There is a also a notable synagogue, Norrköpings Synagoga, in the city, and a 45m tall former water tower converted into students apartments. The city library, Norrköpings Stadsbibliotek, is a grey modern building in brutalist style.
Östra Promenaden and Södra Promenaden are large main roads, as well as Norra Promenaden where trams goes along a tree alley in the middle. On the West Bank of Motala Ström in the city center, there are more modern buildings, and a few highrises (nothing really tall though).
Norrköping has a small internatinonal airport, Kungsängen.
MY EXPERIENCE:

I made a business trip to Norrköping for a conference with my workplace, in August 2018. We stayed at the 3-star hotel Scandic Norrköping City, a modern midsized hotel near the central station with good breakfast. Modern and comfortable but nothing special. Fräcka Fröken was a nice restaurant at Kungsgatan, near Strömmen, that I visited. I went for two days, and travelled by train from Malmö and found the city very beautiful, especillay with Swedish standards. The weather was mixed, quite warm but not hot, clouds on the sky but partly sunny.
Norrköping, 9th largest in Sweden, actually feels larger then Linköping, that is the 5th largest in Sweden and largest in Östergötland. I got the impression that Norrköping reminds of some city in Eastern Europe (Krakow, Riga or Prague).


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TYSKA TORGET and DROTTNINGGATAN:
- German Square, Queen Street, Rådhuset, Town Hall, Hedvigs Kyrka, St Olai Kyrka, Hörsalen, Trädgårdsgatan, Spiralen, Linden, Domino

Tyska Torget (German Square) is the main square in the city. Here you find the impressive Town Hall (Norrköpings Rådhus, built 1907-10), massive in size with its 68m high brick tower with a clock and a golden statue of St Olof and Hedvigs Kyrka, a church built in 1673 for the German inhabitnats. From there Drottninggatan (Queen Street) continues as the main shopping street with several department stores, three shopping malls (Linden, Spiralen and Domino), special shops, fastfood chains and restaurants, many housed in beautiful historical buildings. The church St Olai Kyrka (inaugurated 1767) is a main sight, a yellow baroque building with a campanile (city clock tower) in the same style. Norrköpings Hörsal, at Hörsalsparken, is a baroque concert building that used to house St Johannes Church, now in a larget neo-gothic building. The lower part of Drottningg is less beautiful with 60s modernist buildings and malls. Norrköping is known for its yellow and orange trams, many quite old. It is one of only three cities in Sweden that has trams (Gothenburg and Stockholm are the other ones). Drottninggatan is trafficated by many of these trams. Parts of Norrköping are quite hilly, so is a part Drottninggatan and its surroundings. Cobbed streets, many nice restaurants and trams creates a nice atmosphere at Drottninggatan.

TYSKA TORGET (GERMAN SQUARE):

Tyska Torget 00 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tyska Torget 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tyska Torget 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Grand Hotel
Tyska Torget 03 - Town Hall by Nightsky, on Flickr
Town Hall, Rådhuset.
Tyska Torget 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tyska Torget 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Town Hall
Tyska Torget 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tyska Torget 08 - Hedvigs Kyrka by Nightsky, on Flickr
St Olof and Hedvigs Kyrka.
Tyska Torget 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tyska Torget 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tyska Torget 15 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tyska Torget 12 - Grand Hotel by Nightsky, on Flickr
Tyska Torget 13 by Nightsky, on Flickr

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DROTTNINGGATAN (QUEEN STREET):
Many beautiful historical buildings can be found along the North part of this main street.

Drottninggatan 02 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 03 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 04 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 05 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 08 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 10 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 11 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 12 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 14 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 15 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 20 by Nightsky, on Flickr
St Olai Church campanile
Drottninggatan 22 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 23 by Nightsky, on Flickr
St Olai Church


Drottninggatan 18 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 25 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 26 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 28 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Hörsalen, formerly St Johannes kyrka.
Drottninggatan 29 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Hörsalsparken. From here Drottninggatan takes a more modern, and less charming, look:
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Drottninggatan 31 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 32 by Nightsky, on Flickr
One of the charming trams.
Drottninggatan 33 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Spiralen shopping mall.
Central Norrköping 34 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Spiralen’s glass dome.
Drottninggatan 34 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 35 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 36 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 37 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Looking to the North.
Drottninggatan 38 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Drottninggatan 41 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Back to the old part.

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You think what? This is not Swedish!
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CENTRAL NORRKÖPING, OTHER PLACES:

Central Norrköping 01 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Central Norrköping 06 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Central Norrköping 07 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Central Norrköping 08 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Nygatan.

Central Norrköping 09 by Nightsky, on Flickr
Nygatan.

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Central Norrköping 15 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Central Norrköping 16 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Central Norrköping 17 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Länsförsäkringar Östgöta’s new office building (insurance company).

Central Norrköping 24 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Central Norrköping 29 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Sculpture at Kungsgatan.

Central Norrköping 30 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Kungsgatan/Police HQ highrise.

Central Norrköping 35 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Central Norrköping 36 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Central Norrköping 37 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Central Norrköping 38 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Central Norrköping 39 by Nightsky, on Flickr

Central Norrköping 02 -Södra Promenaden by Nightsky, on Flickr

Södra Promenaden.

Central Norrköping 03 - Art Museum by Nightsky, on Flickr

Art Museum.

Central Norrköping 04 - Municipal Library by Nightsky, on Flickr

Norrköping’s brutalist Municipal Library.

Central Norrköping 05 - Kungsgårdsgymnasiet by Nightsky, on Flickr
Central Norrköping 14 - parking garage by Nightsky, on Flickr

Spiran parking garage.

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INDUSTRILANDSKAPET:
- Gamla Stan, Strykjärnet, Arbetets Museum, Motala Ström, Bergsbron, Holmentornet, Louis De Geer Concert Hall, Gamla Torget, Visualiseringscenter C

Motala Ström (locally called Strömmen) is flowing through the city. The area on the South side of this stream is the Old Town - Industrilandskapet, a former industrial district that was turned into museums, restaurants, workshops and apartments in historical buildings, many painted in yellow, situated right next to the water. Surrounding the buildings are waterfalls and bridges. The Louis de Geer Congress & Concert Hall is very beautiful, a building that was formerly a paperwork, but was converted into the current use in 1994. It is surrounded by waterfalls in the stream. Arbetets Museum (Museum of Work) is very popular, situated in Strykjärnet (the Flatiron building) from 1917, right next to the stream. Holmen Museum and Stadsmuseum (City Museum) is next to it, as well as Visualiseringscenter C, Sweden’s only digital science center, housed in a historical tower building. In this area is also Gamla Torget, the Old Square. The beautiful bridge Bergsbron passes right above the stream, in this former industrial area.

Industrilandskapet 55 - Strykjärnet by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 35 - Holmens bruk by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 38 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 39 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 40 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 41 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 44 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 46 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 48 - Strykjärnet by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 49 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 50 - Bergsbron by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

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Can't say I'd ever heard of this place before I looked at this thread, but nice tour!
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Great thread. I have only passed through the train station.


Swedish cities' public and landmark buildings are very imposing for the size of these places. Much more than Denmark.
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Can't say I'd ever heard of this place before I looked at this thread, but nice tour!
Norrköping is quite wellknown in Sweden because it is one of the largest and most important cities but I'm sure it is not as wellknown abroad.
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Great thread. I have only passed through the train station.


Swedish cities' public and landmark buildings are very imposing for the size of these places. Much more than Denmark.
Thanks. Many Swedes prefer Danish cities actually. Much more cozy. But you have imposing building in major Danish cities as well, and cozy parts in for example Norrköping and Stockholm as well.
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MORE INDUSTRILANDSKAPET:

Industrilandskapet 52 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 53 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 54 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 56 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 57 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 61 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 62 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 63 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 82 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 84 - Louis de Geer concert hall by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 85 - Louis de Geer concert hall by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 67 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Louis Degeer concert hall
Industrilandskapet 68 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 70 - Museum of Work by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 73 - Museum of Work by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 71 - Motala ström by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 76 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Industrilandskapet 80 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

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PARKS AND BUILDINGS IN THE CITY CENTER:

Central Norrköping 27 - Kungsgatan by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Central Norrköping 28 - Kärleksparken by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Kärleksparken (Love Park).
Central Norrköping 33 - office building by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

CARL JOHANS PARK:
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Carl Johans Park 2 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carl Johans Park 3 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
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Carl Johans Park 5 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carl Johans Park 6 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carl Johans Park 7 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Carl Johans Park 8 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Östgötateatern theater.
Carl Johans Park 9 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

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Awesome thread!! Nice city!!
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