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About Linköping:
Population: 104 000 (metro 148 000)
Tallest building: Domkyrkan (107m)
Founded year: 1100s
Area: 42.16km2

Linköping is the 5th largest city of Sweden and the largest city and residence city in the county Östergötland, south of Stockholm. It has a large university and is a main railway hub in Sweden. The city has a history of aviation withits SAAB airplane factory, a small international airport and a military airport. The city center is mostly consisting of well preserved old buildings, famous for the towering cathedral, and there is a special part in the outskirts that looks like the old times. Lately many large scale modern building projects have also been constructed (for example the highrise Tornet, Cloetta center arena and a skyscraper with green roofs is planned). The city is very green with many old historic buildings, but it feels more like a small town then a large city. It is situated south of Lake Roxen and the river Stångån flows through the city. I visited Linköping in may 2012 as a part of a business trip.



Linköping skyline from afar, dominated by the Cathedral and Tornet.



The SAAB airplane factory. There is also an avation museum in Linköping.


There are military planes places along the highway as a decoration and reminder of the aviation in the city.
 

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Linköpings Domkyrka, The Dom church from 1360 is the most famous and dominating building in the city. It is Sweden’s 2nd tallest church (after Uppsala Domkyrka). It is the seat of the bishop.


The cathedral was built in neo-gothic style and is huge compared to all other buildings in the city center.




The 107m high tower of Linköpings Domkyrka. It was built under king Oscar II:s government.
The cathedral tower was built between 1877 and 1886 and was drawn by Helgo Zettervall.



The impressive interior of the cathedral. It was renovated in 2003. The cathedral has 4 bells.


Just opposite the cathedral, in the middle of Sweden’s 5th largest city, lies these country style buildings.


Linköpings Slott, (Castle). Sweden’s oldest preserved profane building. The oldest parts are from the 1100s and it is situated next to the cathedral.


Linköpings Stadshus, The City Hall in neo-gothic style. Next to the castle and the cathedral.


Scandic Frimurarehotellet. A castle like building from 1910 in national romantic style. Part of the building, locally called “Frimis”, still houses the freemasons.



A giant bike outside “Pusslunden”.

Cherry trees near the cathedral.
 

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A nice building just outside the park.


Linköpings Trädgårdförening, a large park near the city center.


The park is 13 hectar and has hills with a belvedere.





The gazebo in the park Linköpings Trädgårdförening.



Tornet (the Tower). The tallest and newest highrise in Linköping and Östergötland. It is an office building and stands just outside the city center., next to the highway.


Tornet is 64 m tall and has 19 floors. It was built in 2009 and drawn by Erskine & Tovatt.
 

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Nice pictures! Do you have any of the heating plant by the E4? Probably the coolest looking industrial building in Sweden.
 

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Lin looks so nice. :) By the way, how far is Norrköping? I have read that these two cities compose one metropolitan area.
 

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Not so far at all, and Norrköping is truly one of Sweden's most beautiful cities so if anyone got any pictures from there I would very much like to see them! :)
 

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A new chrome sculpture near the station.


The central station. Linköping is a major railway hub.


The City park.



Park Hotel opposite the station with the funny “Fawlty towers” car.
 

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Gamla Linköping (Old Town):

This is a an area with a collection of old buildings that have been collected all over the city to prevent them from being demolished, and then moved to Friluftsmuséet Gamla Linköping. But it is also an area where people actually live, with strict rules for furnishings. The area looks exactly like the old times with wooden houses, old fashioned shops and cafés, gardens, many small museums and cobbled streets. It is situated to the southwest outskirts.




Kryddbodtorget.


Fenomenmagasinet.

There is a pine forest just next to Gamla Linköping.




The Printing Museum.



The old square like in the old times (Kryddbodtorget).
 

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Nice with more self made photo threads of other Swedish cities than the "big 3".

And you intreduced Linköping just as I guess I would do! With the university, cathedral, Saab (not the cars luckily for Linköping ;) ) and that it sure have got quite a small town feel to it - downtown. I especially remember I got that feeling around Stora torget and where one of the shoppingstreets turns and most buildings there are 2-3 stories: nice, sweet and all - but not very big city like.
Although there are grand areas also like around Central stationen and Järnvägsgatan and along Stångån - lot´s of new big scale developments there I remember! :) Also some cool buildings in Mjärdevi science park!
I also think the road network in/around Linköping is good and large scale.

I didn´t know Linköping was an especially big railway hub - but then I am more of a car man myself :)
And I would mention the hospital also: one of the biggest in Sweden, capable of very "advanced" medical care.
 

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Stångs magasin


Centralstationen from the other side


Scandic Hotel


Stångån with Drottningtornet in the background


Gärstadsverken in the background


Unsual architecture


The new fire station near Kallerstad


Bike path directions


Underpass, taken in the opposite direction of the above sign


"Kannan", one of Linköping's ugliest buildings (in my opinion)


Clinic in Tannefors. The spot used to be a surface parking lot.


Saint Lars Church


A panorama of Majelden/Berga (click!)

Panorama of a park near Tinnerbäcken (click!)
 
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