Eskilstuna is currently home to around 103,776 people – representing a total of 152 nationalities – and the local population is rising steadily. The Municipality of Eskilstuna covers an area of 1,100 km2 and includes Sundbyholm with its famous white castle, as well as the historically fascinating town of Torshälla.
Eskilstuna has a significant industrial heritage, traces of which can still be found in beautiful, old industrial buildings and our modern hi-tech industry. Companies based in Eskilstuna produce everything from table tennis paddles to state-of-the-art systems for the automotive industry, and from intricate surgical instruments to giant pipe networks designed for irrigating parched areas of desert.
Eskilstuna is devoted to art, too, and you will find more than 120 works of art on display outdoors. One of the more intriguing examples is Olov Tällström’s 22-metre-tall “Pin Point”, which stands proudly in the newly renovated Fristadstorget Square. Shaped like an elongated drop of water, this impressive work of art weighs fully 1.4 tonnes.
Eskilstuna is packed with opportunities to enjoy shopping trips and city life.
The city centre is home to all kinds of fascinating shops and outlets – everything from shopping centres to small local businesses unique to the area. There are also plenty of cafés and restaurants serving cuisine from all parts of the world, and our beautiful, newly renovated Fristadstorget square is the perfect place to settle down in the sun, stretched out on a lounger by the pond. Enjoy watching everyday life go by, treat yourself to an ice cream, or simply lie back and relax.
The glittering Eskilstunaån River is bordered by fine stretches of lawn, which are ideal for a spontaneous picnic ... or how about challenging your friends to a game of beach volleyball on the specially designed beach area?
If you enjoy historic architecture, we recommend taking a stroll along Köpmangatan in Gamla Staden(the Old Town), which is lined with beautiful buildings and narrow alleys. Here you will find a truly extraordinary collection of own-design clothes, antiques, interior design items and cafés right next to the delightful river.