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Mälarstaden Västerås. Here you will find information about activities, restaurants, hotels etc. 
se och göra i Väserås

See & do

What to see and do in Västerås?


Sala Silvergruva

Sala Silvergruva is a visitor mine with the best preserved mining environment, not only in Sweden but in the world. Visit the mine and be greeted by dark, winding mine passages and grand, water-filled rock rooms. The mine is an exciting experience for both young and old and is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Västmanland. The mine is open all year round.

Vallby friluftsmuseum

At Vallby open-air museum you can visit the print shop, go to the word museum, attend courses or lectures, check out ancient relics on the museum grounds, walk in the garden, say hello to the animals and the children have their own little open-air museum where they can hang out and play but also discover and learn. 

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Eat & Drink

Tips on restaurants, bars, cafes in Västerås


One can describe Hermanas as an exploding collage of flamingos, cacti, colorful furniture and decorated skulls. The restaurant may be small, but it holds a lot. With clear influences of Mexico, the Caribbean and South America in the kitchen, it is authentic flavors and traditional cooking that matter. Burritos, tacos and quesadillas are typical dishes on their menu but their selection varies. The food is served on odd porcelain plates and the menu is handwritten on chalkboards.

Blackstone Steakhouse

At Blackstone Steakhouse, you cook your own meat at the table, on a steaming hot lava stone. The stone has a temperature of 400°C when it is laid out and keeps the heat for 30 minutes. Blackstone has focused a lot on the whole experience of the restaurant visit being that you cook your own piece of meat at your table. On Tuesdays, the restaurant has an offer called Sweet Tuesday, which means that they offer a dessert if you buy a main course.

hotell i västerås


There are plenty of hotels and hostels in Västerås. Here are our favorites.

The Steam Hotel

With 264 rooms in an industrial romantic style, restaurants and bars with international visions, the Steam Hotel is guaranteed to bring your senses to life. At the hotel, you also have access to an 800 square meter spa with a view of Lake Mälaren that will take you by storm. From the hotel, it's about a 15-minute walk to central Västerås and you have first access to Lake Mälaren.

Boutique Hotel Frösåker 

At Boutique Hotel Frösåker you can sleep fantastically well with a view of the lake. The hotel has 20 rooms with a total of 35 beds. At Boutique you can stroll in the nature reserve, swim in the hot tub on the jetty and play golf at Frösåker's golf club. All rooms are unique and individually decorated with antique furniture and details.