Linköping city life
Linkoping is a modern university city that you will simply love exploring in your free time and you will have the possibility to visit several museums and engage in outdoor activities as well.
The main places to see in Linkoping:
- The locks of Berg on the Göta Canal
- Flygvapenmuseum (the Air Force Museum)
- Linköping's domkyrka (the Cathedral)
- Slotts-och domkyrkomuseet (the Castle and Cathedral Museum)
- Sankt Lars Kyrka (Church)
When you want to have a nice promenade, check the Garden Society park, the Tinnerö area with its oak woodland, or go to Kolmården Wildlife Park.
If you want to wander around shopping stores, Tornby, in the north of the city centre, is a large shopping area, especially popular among young people.
Just outside Linkoping, you can have fun at Gröna Lund, a great amusement park with rides, and where you can enjoy other entertainment activities and concerts.
In the evening until late at night, you can enjoy the company of your peers in numerous pubs, bars and restaurants; check the area around Ågatan and the main square Stora Torget.
You can watch several sports events of the local floorball, volleyball and ice hockey teams.
The location of Linkoping allows you to make trips to Stockholm, only a two-hours away train ride or to Uppsala and Gothenburg, both around three hours away.
International atmosphere in Linköping
The diverse population in Linkoping is composed of immigrant people coming from countries like: Hungary, Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, Greece, and more recently, around 20 % of the foreign-born population is comprised of people from Arabic and African countries.
In order to attract foreign investments, local authorities offer free services for foreign companies who consider opening a business or setting a local branch here.
In Linkoping, you will experience warm summers and cold and quite long winter seasons. High temperatures in the summer are only around 20 °C (72 °F), with July as the warmest, but at the same time the wettest month in terms of rainfall precipitations. The cold season starts in November and usually ends in March, with temperatures above the freezing point during the day, then falling below it at night, from 1 °C (33 F) to – 3 °C (25 °F). In the winter, moderate or light snow always occurs.