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Not to be confused with Linköping in Östergötland.

Lidköping is a city with about 25,000 inhabitants in the province Västergötland in Sweden. It is by the lake Vänern.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The train can take you to Lidköping from Gothenburg (1½ hr) and Stockholm via Skövde (3 hr).

By bus[edit]

By car[edit]

The national highway 44 passes through Lidköping, and the European route E20 passes near it. The road 187 is the connection from E20 from south to Lidköping.

Get around[edit]

By taxi[edit]


Mina ship on Lidan, Lidköping
Lidan river in Lidköping in the evening
  • [formerly dead link] Läckö castle. Built 1298 but totally rebuilt by Sweden's richest man about 1650.
  • Kinnekulle. the view over Vänern, the largest lake of Europe outside Russia, is spectacular from the mountain top [1] [dead link].
  • Husaby has one of the oldest and most remarkable churches in Sweden, built about 1090-1130. Near the church is a spring where the king was baptized in year 1008, the breakthrough of the christianization of Sweden [2] [dead link].


  • Power Big Meet. Held annually on the first weekend of July. The world's greatest show for classic American cars. Power Big Meet (Q7044713) on Wikidata Power Big Meet on Wikipedia


  • Rörstrand fabriksbod. Fabriksgatan 4. Rörstrand is the second oldest porcelain manufacturer in Europe. The Fabriksbod offers porcelein with small defects at lower prices.




Go next[edit]

  • Sigrid storråda [formerly dead link] is a viking ship built after a real one found in Norway. It offers public trips a couple of times every summer and can also be chartered. Everyone help rowing the boat.
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