Recreation in Linköping

This is a list of fun things to do in your free time in Linköping. When you are not studying, why not take some time to visit museums, take a walk in the beautiful Trädgårdsföreningen, do some shopping or maybe take a fika with your friends.

Life in Linköping

Learn more about everyday life in Linköping City.

Art & Museums

  • Östergötlands museum 
    Free admission for students, bring student ID. (in Swedish)

  • Linköping Castle- and Cathedral Museum


Simulation at the Air Force Museum Photo credit Göran Billeson

Shopping & Strolling

Photo credit Thor Balkhed


  • Old Linköping
    The oldest parts of the city, with boutiques, cafés and live museums.

  • City shopping
    Central Linköping offers many stores and a few shopping malls, of which the largest are Gränden and Filbyter. (in Swedish) (in Swedish)

  • Tornby and I-huset shoppingcentre
    Shoppingcenter located just outside of Linköping, with an IKEA. (in Swedish)

Nightlife & Entertainment


rehearsal student theatrePhoto credit: Mikael Sönne

Nature & Wildlife

Photo credit David Einar