Örebro Slott West View
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Örebro Slott West View

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The town of Örebro is situated about two hours drive west of Stockholm along the E18 road to Oslo. Örebro Castle is located on an island in the river Svartån right in the center of the town of Örebro. The castle houses offices for the local administration.

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A: Örebro Castle - Sweden

by Thomas Humeau, 50 meters away

Örebro Castle is a medieval castle fortification in Örebro, Närke, Sweden. It was expanded during the...

Örebro Castle - Sweden

B: Örebro Castle - Sweden

by Thomas Humeau, 60 meters away

 Örebro Castle is a medieval castle fortification in Örebro, Närke, Sweden. It was expanded during th...

Örebro Castle - Sweden

C: Örebro Castle - Sweden

by Thomas Humeau, 110 meters away

 Örebro Castle is a medieval castle fortification in Örebro, Närke, Sweden. It was expanded during th...

Örebro Castle - Sweden

D: Örebro Castle and the inner yard

by Lars Lindahl, 110 meters away

Innergården på Örebro slott är fotograferad 2011

Örebro Castle and  the inner yard

E: Newspaper "NerikesAllehanda" editorial

by Lars Lindahl, 120 meters away

An image from the center of Örebro, Sweden with newspaper empire in the foreground, the river "Svartå...

Newspaper "NerikesAllehanda" editorial

F: Örebro Slott East View

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 150 meters away

The town of Örebro is situated about two hours drive west of Stockholm along the E18 road to Oslo. Ör...

Örebro Slott East View

G: Timeline 1810 to 2010 in front off Örebro Castle and the statue off Karl XIV Johan

by Lars Lindahl, 170 meters away

A timeline is placed in front off the statue off Karl XIV Johan Who was the Swedish regent from 1810....

Timeline 1810 to 2010 in front off Örebro Castle and the statue off Karl XIV Johan

H: Another angel of our big rabbit

by Lars Lindahl, 170 meters away

Another picture of the big yellow rabbit in our main square

Another angel of our big rabbit

I: A big rabbit on our main square

by Lars Lindahl, 170 meters away

The rabbit is included in this year's summer art exhibition in Örebro and has become very popular. It...

A big rabbit on our main square

J: Olaus Petri Church - Örebro, Sweden

by Thomas Humeau, 180 meters away

Örebro is a city, the seat of Örebro Municipality and the capital of Örebro County in Sweden with 107...

Olaus Petri Church - Örebro, Sweden

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