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Norrköping, Söderköping

16th November ’12: northwest of Linköping

Departure: 9.00 am

Return: 4.00 pm

Distance: 60 km

  • First stop was Norrköping, city tour.

Industrial city with very old factories (textil factories). We visited the Workmuseet museum on the history of one of these factories. Very boring !! Then we walked in the pedestrian streets. We ate in a Pizzeria / kebab next to the University of Norrköping. Very good value for money saving! A huge pizza! We got some for the evening!

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  • After lunch, steering Söderköping.

Very cute village. Also medieval village with a beautiful church. Must surely be crowded in summer. Many convenience provided for this purpose. Unfortunately, November, is not the tourist season many things were closed.

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Söderköping Söderköping

Norrköping or the Swedish Manchester

30th August ’12: One day in Norrköping

Cost: free for students of Linköping University

Time to travel: ~40 min

Norrköping means merchant site (köping) , this is due to the precense in the past of a thing (Old Norse and Icelandic). He went there and named the city like that. Norrköping has an industrial past with lots of factories. It’s really nice to just walk in the narrow streets and feel the past.

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The “Sweden’s Manchester”, “Peking” and “Surbullestan” was a local nickname for the textile workers, and stan is short for Staden, which means The City or The Town in Swedish.


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