Lidkoping is a lively town set on the shores of Lake Vanern. Walk around the historic town centre and visit a constellation of museums and galleries and stay active with lake-oriented activities like hiking, cycling and fishing.
Things to do in Lidköping
The multi-tiered Old Town Hall soars over the main square and is set in flower-filled gardens. It was once a private hunting lodge and features a picturesque wooden façade and shingle roof. Listen to the bells chime at midday and enjoy a light lunch at the café.
Rörstrand is a former porcelain factory reimagined as a local history museum. Admire a stunning collection of Swedish porcelain and enjoy lunch at the light-filled restaurant. The gift store is stocked with beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces.
View contemporary works by local and international artists at Lidkoping Art Gallery. The gallery champions a variety of art forms, including painting, photography and sculpture. In addition to viewing rotating exhibitions, you can attend engaging lectures and workshops.
Enjoy outdoor summer concerts in Lidkoping City Garden. The space is beautifully landscaped and features a mirrored pond and rose garden. Stroll across the miniature bridge and enjoy a picnic on the grass or rent a bike and explore the scenic lakeside trails around Lidkoping. The trail to Spiken is popular and takes you past picturesque towns and sandy swimming beaches.
Top up your tan at Villa Beach, a lovely stretch of sand just out of town. Soft sand and shallow water make it a great option for families. Stock up on refreshments at the café and keep the kids entertained with activities like mini golf. Villa Giacomina Park is just north of the beach and features shady grass areas.
Getting around Lidköping
Lidkoping is compact and easy to get around on foot. The town is in Västra Götaland County, a two-hour drive from Gothenburg and four hours from Stockholm. Stockholm Arlanda Airport is a four-hour drive away.