Grand Canyon Kinnekulle
Events in Mariestad
Visit the Old Town, the Cathedral, Vadsbo museum or cozy small shops spread across town. Take the opportunity to try eating at the very popular Kingfisher or Sill&Dynamit restaurants.
Visit Torsö, in the middle of the Vänerskärgården biosphere reserve. The largest island in Vänern, which is Sweden's largest lake. In the middle of a beautiful archipelago, with fantastic nature, sights and hiking trails.
Flowers, plants and beautiful nature with lots to do. There are several hiking trails, you can visit Lasse's cave or swim in the quarry. Or if you are interested in beautiful buildings, you can visit one of the area's mansions.
19 miles and 200 years old with an exciting history! Bathe, cycle, hike, shop, eat, sleep, play - we are close to the locks Sjötorp, Hajstorp and Norrkvarn.
Visit Ekudden, which has a nice sandy beach or rock bathing if you feel like it! You can also visit their outdoor pool during the summer. Snapenbadet is popular among Mariestad residents, with a sandy beach and large grassy areas.
Hotell Vänerport rents out bicycles so that you, as a guest, can see around at your own pace. There are several beautiful cycle paths you can take, perhaps towards Kinnekulle to see the lovely agricultural landscape and cozy forest.
The hotel is only a stone's throw from the popular padel court in the harbor, which quickly gets fully booked during the summer. If the weather is bad, you can play in the newly built padel arena located in central Mariestad.
Fishing in Lake Vänern
Of course, there is very good fishing in Lake Vänern, with a great variety of fishing species and opportunities for different kinds of fishing. A special and popular experience is to try trolling - maybe you'll manage to catch a real swimmer!
Mariestad SeaService arranges private boat trips around Vänern. With family or friends, you can arrange a full day out to beautiful beaches on Brommö for a day of swimming. Or why not take the opportunity to take the waterway to Läckö Castle to see the beautiful old building and lovely garden.
Canoe, fish, mountain bike in the beautiful nature reserve by lake Vristulven. Or why not rent the entire relaxation area with wood-burning sauna and hot tub for you and your partner? This small business focuses on sustainable eco-oriented business with a high nature value and gives you a personal and memorable experience.
Are you curious about Mariestad's history? Go on a guided tour with experienced guides and learn about everything from local celebrities to famous buildings. During high season, there are guided tours twice a week.
Canoe / Kayak
Lake Vänern is a fantastic lake to canoe in, and it suits both beginners and experienced people. If you are interested, there is a kayak to rent to go on an adventure. If you prefer, there is also the option of booking a guided tour around the Vänerskärgården with knowledgeable guides.
Right in the center of Mariestad, within walking distance to the bus and train station, shopping and restaurants.
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