I'm proud ambassador of my home town and want to spread some "Örebroness" on the www. This is my instagram take over of Örebro's official tourism bureau, @thisisorebro.
Hikefulness, mindfulness in hiking, is what I find when in the nature reservate of Kilsbergen, Örebro.
Miles and miles of well-marked trails make the nature easy to explore by all. My favourite hikes are around Gårdasjön.
Millions of bubbles are playing in my glass. The sparkling white is as clear as the lake Hjälmaren, where we're having dinner at fancy Katrinelunds Sjökrog.
Have you tried the Swedish trilogy of sour cream, hard roe and pickled red onion on a crispbread? One bite and a dozens of flavours! This arty appetizer I had at Katrinelunds Gästgiveri och Sjökrog, a restaurant and hotel just 30 min driving from the city center.
The Concert Hall is an architectural gem in Örebro. The musical performances makes the walls vibrate of rhythm and beats, but don't forget to look up. When the light turns down and the music starts, the ceiling turns into a sky with purple sparkling stars. That's magic!
Summer months, I spend as much time as I can riding my bike. Kilometres after kilometres, I love to explore the countryside of Örebro. Preferebly along fields of gold like these, in company of happy cows, mooing after me and my bike.
Look around and you'll find art in almost every corner of Örebro. Art is in the air, specially every second year (May-Sep) when the Open Art is transforming the whole city into a playground of international art.
The old quarters of Örebro are called Wadköping, which is also an open air museum. Every building has a story to tell about the people living there and their daily life. Take a close look in the details - every wrinkle whispers something... Can you hear what?
Just 15 min outside Örebro city center, you find Glanshammar. The church in the little village dates back to the 12th century. When you visit it, make sure to search for the secret rune stone, hidden in the wall. And don't forget to look up - and you'll see this beautiful ceiling.
Blue is the warmest color, isn't it? At least this summer day. I remember it was tropical heat in Örebro and we took our canoes to a new lake. Felt like the greatest explorers and adventurers of whole Örebro!
The former water tower is known by every person in Örebro as the Mushroom. Can you guess why? The shape tells it all, even though I think the stripes make it look like a zebra. Or a pyjama?
Vinön is the island in Lake Hjälmaren. It's small but big. Small in size but big in content - rent a bike and discover yourself what I mean. ;-)
The rosehips are frozen and so are my fingers. It's freezingly cold but I hace to capture this creation made of King Bore. Then counting down for summer to come...