Life in Örebro

Örebro is Sweden’s sixth largest city and is located in the heart of Sweden, in its demographic centre. Örebro is a small metropolis known for its beautiful parks and nature reserves, vibrant restaurants, and social life. And of course, recognised for its modern university, ranked among the 100 top young universities in the world.

Old meets new

Even though the town centre is centralised around a medieval castle dating back to the 1300s, Örebro is a lively town that, not least thanks to Örebro University, has an average age significantly younger than the rest of the country. There is a rich cultural life here with Örebro Theatre, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and a celebrated music scene for pop and rock.

Fantastic outdoors recreation

For those who enjoy the outdoors, Örebro is perfect. In winter, you can skate on Hjälmaren, Sweden’s fourth-largest freshwater lake. Parks and nature reserves surround the city. Close by is Kilsbergen, for those who like to hike, bike, fish, or ski. The Swedish right of public access, called Allemansrätten, makes it possible for everyone to spend time in nature, hike, cycle, paddle, pick berries and camp almost anywhere one chooses.

Four seasons

Naturally, every season has its charm. In Örebro, you can experience the best of summer, winter, autumn and spring. Delight in time with friends on an outdoor terrace during the bright summer evenings that seem never to end; roam among colourful autumn leaves in nearby forests in October; or glide along on long-distance skates at Hjälmaren during a winter day. And in the spring, be greeted by white anemones and tulips in one of Örebro’s many parks and nature reserves.