What to do and see in Enkoping, Sweden: The Best Places and Tips

December 13, 2017 Tonie Szymanski

Discover the best top things to do in Enkoping, Sweden including The parks of Enkoping, Ekolsund Castle, Harkeberga kyrka, Varfrukyrkan, Gronsoo Slott, Vasteras Historiska Skeppsmuseum, Hjalstaviken Naturreservat, Harnevi kyrka, Kungsbyn Animalpark, Summer Snow Parks Skattmanso.
Restaurants in Enkoping

1. The parks of Enkoping

Agatan, Enkoping, Sweden +46 171 62 50 40
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

The parks of Enkoping

People come from near and far to enjoy Enköping’s parks. We have around 20 parks, of varying character, where perennials have been generously used in large borders. Each park has its own style. The Dream Park, designed by the Dutch landscape architect and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, is the best-known park. In town, there are large parks with areas for playing, sports and picnics. We also have so-called pocket parks, small green oases nestled into the urban landscape with fascinating trees, shrubs and ground covering perennials. In the spring, the Magnolias and Sargent’s Cherries bloom in wonderful nuances of white and pink. At the same time, tulips, narcissi and other plants are bursting into flower. Through July, August and September, the tall, dazzling perennials take over the performance. Flowering in all the colours of the rainbow, they succeed each other during

Reviewed By CuriousSwede - Munich, Germany

Enköping is known as the City of Parks which gives this town a nice touch. The parks which are spread out in the town changes every year. There are guided tours available for those with a more botanical interest, or one can rent an audio guide. Maps are also available. Most parks are flat and suitable for wheelchair users too. The distance between the parks is not far so you can easily see them in a day.
Personally I like bringing a picnic, a good book, hand with friends and just relax a bit.

2. Ekolsund Castle

1 Ekolsunds Slottsalle, Ekolsund 749 50, Sweden +46 171 47 22 00
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4 based on 10 reviews

Ekolsund Castle

Reviewed By Berty V - Maidstone, United Kingdom

I have eaten here several times, most recently last week. Previously had the traditional Christmas table and more recently the business lunch. Food always excellent. Nice place to go for a walk in their natural arboretum which has an enormous collection of trees and forest managed in a variety of different styles.

3. Harkeberga kyrka

Harkeberga 14, Enkoping 745 31, Sweden +46 171 47 00 06
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Harkeberga kyrka

Reviewed By Gunnar B - Stockholm, Sweden

If you by any chance is anywere in the neighbourhood don´t miss this church. And it is also worth a detour! It has some of the best kept medival wallpaintings from the wellknown artist known as Albertus Pictor. As folkart from 600 years ago its just fantastic.Ingmar Bergman was a great admirer of his work, some of them are seen in his film The Seventh seal. Open in Winter 10-15 in summer 10-18, all Days.

Kyrkogatan, Enkoping 745 31, Sweden
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Varfrukyrkan

Reviewed By CuriousSwede - Munich, Germany

The Vårfrukyrka (Church of our Lady) is located in central Enköping on top of an esker next to a ruin from the Middle ages and the School park.
The church was built in the 12th century and therewith one of the oldest churches in Sweden. In the 15th century some extensions were made to the church and in 19th century it got its current look.
What makes the church so special are the wall paintings inside which were completed in the early 20th century. They are rich in details and warmly painted which gives the church a nice atmosphere. Towards the altar on the right hand side you'll see a dark patch in the ceiling. After the church was cleaned from all the soot from candle use they kept this patch in order to show what it looked like before electricity was introduced.
The pipe organ's exterior is from 1789 whereas the current pipe organ itself is from 1975. There are also old Bibles and other historical items to see in the church.
The church is accessible for wheelchair users too. Religious or not - this is a great historical building to visit!!
PLEASE NOTE - the church is CLOSED until 1 December 2013

5. Gronsoo Slott

10 Kungs-Husby Groensoe Slott, Enkoping 745 99, Sweden +46 171 870 84
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4 based on 24 reviews

Gronsoo Slott

The von Ehrenheim family home at Grönsöö represents a rich and diverse example of Swedish fine arts and handicrafts from three centuries combined with well preserved interiors. It is a remarkable example of a living cultural environment embracing the manor, park and orchard together with farming and forestry.Guided tours, Exhibitions,shop and café.

Reviewed By HoneymoonersUppsala - Uppsala

Unfortunately the caste is only open on weekends, as the family actually live there. But the surroundings are very nice and the cafe is worth to visit with homemade cakes (you can get the recipe).

6. Vasteras Historiska Skeppsmuseum

7 Froesaakers Brygga, Vasteras 725 97, Sweden +46 70 557 51 22
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4.5 based on 71 reviews

Vasteras Historiska Skeppsmuseum

25 historical wooden sail boats. Flag ship is a copy of a 12th century cog; a true pirate ship, 29 x 8 meters...

Reviewed By HelD26 - Coventry, United Kingdom

Great day out and worth the 100kr entrance as we all got to practice our archery, carve out our own runes..with real implements and real stones...no H &S worries here!, and the kids got to knock a nail into a Viking Thor's hammer necklace on the forge... Pulling the bellows, hitting it out on the anvil etc...a real souvenir of their holiday in Sweden! Interesting collection of boats and great longhouse up the hill( excellent home made ice cream too...where else would you get liquorice and saffron flavour ice cream?)

7. Hjalstaviken Naturreservat

Vag 263, Enkoping, Sweden
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Hjalstaviken Naturreservat

Reviewed By Bednarz80 - Strangnas, Sweden

Hjälstaviken är en välkänd fågelsjö som är väl värd ett besök under sommarhalvåret. Men även vintertid erbjuds här en naturskön upplevelse. Även om fågellivet inte alls är lika rikt så är det rogivande att ströva runt i den vackra naturen. Gå till exempel upp till Kvarnberget för att kunna se ut över stora delar av sjön. Där kan man dessutom göra upp en eld på angiven plats om man så önskar. (Ved finns precis nedanför berget.) En vandringsled kan ta dig runt hela sjön men vill du enbart besöka en viss del av sjön finns det flertalet p-platser runt sjön att parkera vid.

8. Harnevi kyrka

Enkoping 745 96, Sweden
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5 based on 1 reviews

Harnevi kyrka

Reviewed By Mats T

This small gem is one of the finest examples of the works of medieval church painter Albertus Pictor. The murals are intact and give a direct insight not only in the biblical 15:th century, but also into daily life and fantasy of ordinary people. In the summers there's a café right besides the church, run by the local parish.

9. Kungsbyn Animalpark

Kungsbyn 33, Vasteras 725 98, Sweden +46 21 212 50
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4 based on 83 reviews

Kungsbyn Animalpark

Reviewed By TeddyLindner - Minnesota

We have been to many zoo's, animal parks and farms around the world, and this one ranks down towards the bottom.
The place has a lot of potential. But potential needs to be realized. Tired animals, hiding.
Food in restaurant below average. Unorganized.
Again. I stress this place has potential, and it may have been better at one time. But changes are needed.

10. Summer Snow Parks Skattmanso

Skattmansobacken, Enkoping 744 95, Sweden +46 76 832 35 66
Summer Snow Parks Skattmanso

Winter fun in the summer! Go skiing, tubing, iceskating, snowball fight or any other of our fun activities like adventure miniture golf or jumping castle. Or just have a nice fika, food or icecream. Welcome!

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