Askeby kloster

Askeby Kloster is a ruined convent, which has long been relatively unknown even though it is right next-door to the cathedral city of Linköping. Many activities have been undertaken to spread knowledge of the convent, but more must be done, preferably using modern technology.
The Askeby Kloster association has used interactive computer visualization to recreate the 15th-century convent environment. Visitors to the church can observe the program and use it to visit all the different environments in the convent.

 

Kaga kyrka

Kaga Kyrka is a picturesque 12th-century church built by King Sverker the Elder. The church is richly decorated with paintings. It is located 7 km northwest of Linköping.

Linköpings Cathedral

For almost 800 years people have been coming to worship and pray at Linköping Cathedral. Work on the Cathedral was started in 1230, with the main building works being completed in 1520. The belfry and the west façade were added in 1885. Linköping Cathedral is the most impressive and expensive Swedish church building of the Middle Ages. Within the church you can see evidence of almost 800 years in which master craftsmen have expressed their faith in wood and stone. Today, Linköping Cathedral still stands at the heart of the Diocese and is a focus for the regular worship of God. Its magnificent spire (107 metres) still dominates the thriving city of Linköping and the Cathedral together with the community is moving confidently into the twenty-first century. The seat of the Bishop. For information and booking of tours in English please call +46(0)13-20 59 23.

 

S:t Lars kyrka

St Lars Church is right in the middle of Linköping, on the corner of Storgatan and St Larsgatan. It is a classic 19th-century church with a somewhat unique bell tower that chimes pleasantly three times a day. Inside the church, you immediately notice the lack of a traditional altar painting. Instead it has a chancel wall of marble that surrounds almost the entire sanctuary. The previous altar paintings (two of them), painted by Pehr Hörberg, are now placed over the north and south doors. Just inside the vestibule is a small room called Bildrummet (the Picture Room), where artists can exhibit their works for a month. The Picture Room is also the natural place for church coffee, if the group isn't too big. At the end of the church is a small chapel with the old baptismal font and a little altar for morning and evening prayers.

 

Vist kyrka

The first stone church on this place was built in the 1350's and then another one in 1745. That church was destroyed in a fire in 1961. The present church was opened on Easter Day 1965. The old walls and window openings have been reversed.

Vreta kloster

Vreta Kloster was founded as a Benedictine nunnery. Today remains partially reconstructed ruins and the church , Vreta klosters kyrka.

Vreta klosters kyrka

Vreta Klosters kyrka is one of the most interesting medival churches in Sweden, built in the 12th century. Next to the church you will fint the ruins of Sweden's oldest convent.  Take the road from Linköping towards Berg via the IKEA exit. Turn left towards Kaga and follow the signs.