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Alingsås is a city with about 20,000 inhabitants in the Västergötland province in Sweden. It is known for its many cafés and as the birthplace of Jonas Alströmer, the man who brought the potato to Sweden.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Västtrafik runs commuter trains to Alingsås from Gothenburg. The train takes about 40 minutes and runs up to twice an hour. The ticket costs around 75-80 SEK one way. SJ can take you to Alingsås from the rest of Sweden. The fastest train from Stockholm is the X 2000 which takes 2 hours and 40 minutes (stops in Katrineholm and Skövde).

By bus[edit]

By car[edit]

The European route E20 passes through Alingsås on its way to Stockholm from Gothenburg.

Get around[edit]

If you don't like walking, you can always use public transport [2]. The main bus hub is Alingsåsterminalen.


  • [dead link]Nolhaga slott. And park. A nice park in the middle of Alingsås that features a zoo with (mainly) farm animals.
  • Lights in Alingsås is held in October. Light designers illuminate public spaces in exciting ways for everyone to see.



  • Balders hage, Drottninggatan 25, +46 322 - 181 85. Shop with nice and traditional home decorating items. Also has a café.


Visit one of Alingsås' cafés. A sign to keep a lookout for is "Gratis påtår" which means that a free refill of coffee is included.



Go next[edit]

  • Anten - Gräfsnäs Vintage Railroad [dead link] is a well preserved vintage railroad line running along the lake Anten not far from Alingsås. It has a length of 12 km and runs during the summer months. Check web site for time table.
  • Gräfsnäs slottsruin. A castle ruin and park situated by the lake Anten. There's also a beach if you're in the mood for swimming.
  • Brobacka is a nice natural reserve just north of the lake Mjörn where you can see jättegrytor - traces of the last ice age.
Routes through Alingsås
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