The Rök Runestone (Swedish: Rökstenen; Ög 136) is one of the most famous runestones, featuring the longest known runic inscription in stone. It can now be seen by the church in Rök (between Mjölby and Ödeshög, close to the E4 and Lake Vättern and Tå…
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Vättern is the second largest lake (by surface area) in Sweden, after Vänern and the fifth largest lake in Europe.
It was an important battle between the Danish-backed former Swedish King Sverker II of Sweden and Prince Eric. Danish King Valdemar the Victorious provided Sverker with a large army; medieval sources estimate the size of the force at 12,000 to 18,00…
Vadstena Castle (Swedish: Vadstena slott) is a former Royal Castle in Vadstena, the province of Östergötland, Sweden.
The Battle of Gestilren took place on July 17, 1210. The battle was fought between the exiled King of Sweden Sverker and the ruling King Eric. Sverker had been beaten in the previous Battle of Lena, but had returned with new forces. Sverker was kill…
The Abbey of Our Lady and of St. Bridget (Latin: Monasterium sanctarum Mariæ Virgìnis et Brigidæ in Vatzstena), more commonly referred to as Vadstena Abbey, situated on Lake Vättern, in the Diocese of Linköping, Sweden, was the motherhouse of the Br…
Varnhem Abbey (Swedish: Varnhems kloster) in Varnhem, Västergötland, Sweden was founded around 1150 by monks of the Cistercian Order from Alvastra Abbey in Östergötland.
Billingen is the largest of the thirteen mesas in the Swedish county of Västra Götaland, with a maximum altitude of 299 metres (981 ft). The mesa extends in a north-southerly direct with a length of 23 kilometres (14 mi) and a width of 11 kilometres…
Alvastra Abbey was a Cistercian monastery located at Alvastra in Östergötland, Sweden. It was founded in the first half of the 12th century by a donation of land from King Sverker I of Sweden to the Cistercian Order.
The Skaraborg Regiment (Swedish: Skaraborgs regemente), designation P 4, is a Swedish Army armoured regiment that traces its origins back to the 16th century.
Skara Sommarland is an amusement park located 8 km east of Skara. It was founded in 1984 by Swedish entrepreneur Bert Karlsson.
Falköping Municipality (Falköpings kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden.
The Skaraborg Regiment (Swedish: Skaraborgs regemente), designation I 9, was a Swedish Army infantry regiment that traced its origins back to the 16th century.
Rök is a parish located in Östergötland, Sweden.
Lake Hornborga (Swedish: Hornborgasjön) is a lake in Västergötland in Sweden, famous for its many birds, in particular the many cranes that stay here temporarily during their annual migrations.
Hjo Municipality (Hjo kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden.
Ödeshög Municipality (Ödeshögs kommun) is a municipality in Östergötland County, Sweden.
Vadstena Municipality (Vadstena kommun) is a municipality in Östergötland County in southeast Sweden.