urban area in Lidköping Municipality, Sweden

Not to be confused with Linköping in Östergötland.

Lidköping is a city with about 25,000 inhabitants in the province Västergötland in Sweden. It is by the lake Vänern.

Get inEdit

By trainEdit

The train can take you to Lidköping from Gothenburg (1½ hr) and Stockholm via Skövde (3 hr).

By busEdit

By carEdit

The national highway 44 passes through Lidköping, and the European route E20 passes near it. The road 187 is the connection from E20 from south to Lidköping.

Get aroundEdit

By taxiEdit


Mina ship on Lidan, Lidköping
Lidan river in Lidköping in the evening
  • [formerly dead link] Läckö castle. Built 1298 but totally rebuilt by Sweden's richest man about 1650.
  • Kinnekulle. the view over Vänern, the largest lake of Europe outside Russia, is spectacular from the mountain top [1] [dead link].
  • Husaby has one of the oldest and most remarkable churches in Sweden, built about 1090-1130. Near the church is a spring where the king was baptized in year 1008, the breakthrough of the christianization of Sweden [2] [dead link].


  • Power Big Meet. Held annually on the first weekend of July. The world's greatest show for classic American cars.    


  • Rörstrand fabriksbod. Fabriksgatan 4. Rörstrand is the second oldest porcelain manufacturer in Europe. The Fabriksbod offers porcelein with small defects at lower prices.




Go nextEdit

  • Sigrid storråda [formerly dead link] is a viking ship built after a real one found in Norway. It offers public trips a couple of times every summer and can also be chartered. Everyone help rowing the boat.
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