Askersund has a lot to offer to nature lovers. The Vättern archipelago is a popular destination for both leisure boats and paddlers. Here you can discover about 250 small islands. On some of them it is even allowed to spend a night in your tent. Take a trip out with a rental boat, a kajak or the tour boat starting from Askersunds harbor.
In the surroundings you can also find about 30 nature reserves, most with marked trails.
Over a bridge starting from the beach promenade, you can reach out to adventures on Borgmästerholmen, ”the mayor´s island”. Here you will find a camping site, where you can even spend a night in treehouses. If you are keen to take a bath, welcome to the lovely beach on the southern end of the island. Swedes use to say, that the Vätternlake is one of the coldest lakes in the country – are you accepting the challenge?
Askersund is a very children friendly city. Besides the island, they can also discover a brand new playground in form of a ship. What about playing pirates for a while before boarding the little train that connects the city center with Askersunds open-air museum? Here you can discover a petting zoo as well as some of the houses that resisted to a big fire that destroyed big parts of the city in 1776.
Besides the open-air museum, history interested visitors might enjoy a guided tour on Stjernsunds Manor, which is situated at the opposite side of the bay. This neo-classical gem contains one of Swedens best conserved interior furnishing, from the 1850s.
To put it into a nutshell, whether you are leaving Tivedens remoteness in order to socialise, discover new landscapes, experience new adventures or simply buy milk, Askersund is always a great choice.
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