Things to see and do - Strängnäs
Strängnäs Travel guide
Strängnäs : Michelin's recommendations
This city on the southern shore of Lake Mälaren made its mark on Sweden's history. It was one of the strongholds of Lutheranism after the young deacon Olaus Petri won over the archdeacon of the city to the cause of the Reformation. He was Laurentius Andreae, who had the honour of proclaiming Gustav Vasa King of Sweden on 6 June 1523. Gyllenhjelmsgatan, a street lined with low timber houses, was mapped out by royal decree around 1640 to create access to the cathedral. To the west, the maze of medieval streets has been preserved. As for Lillgatan, this street is notable for its 17C and 18C red-painted houses.
Tourist attractions Strängnäs : Things to see and do
S - 645 00 Strängnäs
The length of the south aisle, Our Lady's Chapel (1404) is decorated with fine friezes. Beyond the south porch, the Gyllenhjelm Chapel, decorated with stucco (17C), holds the funeral monument of a natural son of King Charles IX. The last chapel is al..
S - 647 93 Mariefred
A Council of State had the initial fortress (14C) built but the current castle was built by Gustav Vasa. The national portrait collection (4 000 works dating from the 16C to 21C) is housed over three stages. The second floor is the main floor: its de..
Gripsholms Wärdshus S - 647 23 Mariefred
Situated in pretty Mariefred, this property offers great views of Gripsholm Castle and Lake Mälaren. Its individually designed rooms feature original wood beams and heated bathroom floors. The bright rooms at Gripsholms Värdshus are decorated in a c..