Lake Vättern covers an area of 1,912 sq km (/38 sq miles). The areas around Lake Vättern in Sweden is worth a visit!
Near the southern tip of the lake, on the west side, is the 14th century timber-built Habo Church, southwest of Habo village. It features an outstanding painted interior, the work of Johan Christian Peterson and Johan Kinnerus, between 1741 and 1743, illustrating Luther’s catechism and biblical scenes.
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The 1892 steamer Trafik
Traveling north along the lake, stop at the small waterside resort of Hjo, to enjoy freshly smoked whitefish. Then tour the town in a horse-drawn carriage, or cruise on the lake in the 1892 steamer Trafik. In summer, Hjo hosts the largest craft festival.
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Sweden’s second oldest cathedral
Skara, 50km (31 miles) to the west of Hjo, has Sweden’s second oldest cathedral (after Lund), dating from the 11th century. Skara Sommarland, 8 km (5 miles) east of Skara on route 49, is a delight for children, with numerous attractions from lunar vehicles to a giant water park.
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Around 10km (6 miles) southeast of Skåra on route 184 is Hornborgasjön (image on top), a wildlife area with more than 100 species of birds. This is a stopover for migrating cranes.
Around Lake Vättern in Sweden, compiled by Tor Kjolberg
Feature image (on top): Hornborgasjön. Photo © Elisabeth Landberger / vastsverige.com