Jönköping is a city in southern Sweden, nestled on the shores of Lake Vättern, the second-largest lake in the country. The city is well known for its lakeside beach, Vätterstranden, and the island of Visingsö, home of the Erstad marsh and waterbird colonies. Originally an old trading centre, it has grown into an industrial city. There are several hotels in Jönköping, as well as beautiful neo-Gothic buildings.
What activities are available to me outside of business hours in Jönköping?
The city centre is small and easy to walk around, and offers safe cycling and reliable bus transportation. Jönköping has a large shopping area, the A6 Center. A former military base, it houses many major retailers. Västra Centrum has a range of exclusive shopping, while Östra Centrum has shops selling cheaper goods. Aqua Dinner & Drinks is highly recommended for a business lunch or casual evening get-together, as is the Ester Kök & Bar, which serves traditional Swedish dishes in relaxed surroundings. For an evening at the cinema, visit Filmstaden Jönköping, or head to Jönköping Theatre for a performance. To keep up your exercise regime, visit Friskis & Svettis Jönköping in the centre of city, where you’ll find a range of fitness equipment and a cafeteria.
How easy is Jönköping to access and what business facilities can I expect?
Jönköping Airport (JKG), located just 8km from the city centre, has convenient bus and taxi service into the city. The city is also convenient to access by rail from all major Swedish cities. Elmia is a major trade fair and exhibition centre in Jönköping, offering five halls for conventions, trade fairs, and exhibitions. Jönköping University also has facilities for conferences and seminars, and many of the area’s business hotels offer meeting rooms and technology for a range of business events.
What attractions should I visit around my hotel in Jönköping?
Venture out of your Jönköping hotel to visit Rosenlunds Rosarium, a public park with hundreds of varieties of roses, ideal for a stroll and a breath of fresh air. The city is famous for being the birthplace of safety match production, and Tändsticksområdet, where they were produced, is home to the Match Museum and several handicraft shops. Jönköpings läns Museum displays a collection of the work of 20th-century fantasy artist, John Bauer, along with a variety of historical and cultural exhibitions.