The city of Norrkoping is the 10th largest city in Sweden. It has a population of about 84,000 people and is located in the eastern part of Sweden in the province and county of Ostergotland. It sits at the mouth of the Motala Strom River in an inlet of the Baltic Sea. The industrial nature of the town has led to nicknames such as Sweden’s Manchester or Peking. The good news is that budget hotels in Norrkoping are easy to find due to the city’s size and the fact that so much business is done here. Find the best cheap Norrkoping hotels on EasyToBook.com.
Unfortunately for visitors, the city has fallen victim to a number of massive fires over the centuries that have destroyed a great deal of the historic architecture. In fact, the fires got so bad that the government banned the construction of new wooden buildings after fires in 1822 and 1826. Although nothing remains from the medieval period, you can still enjoy some interesting attractions in the town. Visit the Church of St. Olof, built in 1750, or the attractive old water tower. For a fun few hours, visit the Kolmardens Djurpark, a zoo, aquarium, and garden that is located about 30 kilometers north of Norrkoping.