Discover the Red Gold of Lake Vänern – Bleak Roe!

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Ulrika Gustavsson has raised the quality of the roe and launched the brand new product “Vänerlöjrom”!

Since the mid-1960s, bleak roe has been the main source of income for a group of professional fishermen in the small fishing village of Spiken, on the southern shore of Lake Vänern, outside Lidköping. On the first Sunday in November, the Day of Bleak Roe will be celebrated for the second year in a row and there is now a new brand to light up the autumn darkness – Vänerlöjrom! Continue reading…

Emelí’s on Limtorget – coffee in a traditional setting


If you fancy a cup of coffee in an old-fashioned and traditional setting, you must head for Emelí’s on the Limtorget square in central Lidköping. This cosy little coffee shop is located in a beautiful building in the oldest part of Lidköping. Everything you eat here is served on gold-rimmed china from classic Swedish manufacturers like Rörstrands, ALP, Hackefors, Karlskrona and Gefle. Continue reading…

Fairytale Weddings in Lidköping

Lacko Castle

Läckö Castle is best known as De la Gardie’s magnificent castle/mansion on the shores of Lake Vänern. The castle has become an increasingly desired space for couples seeking to get married in the romantic town. Not only do your wedding attendees get to enjoy the enthralling landscape and architecture but the summer season offers the visitor stimulating thematic shows from art to the history of Swedish culture with historical themes such as everyday life, festivals or fashion.  There is a fantastic restaurant on site for your guests or you could also stay nearby in the romantic Bjertorp Manor.

The castle’s chapel, where ceremonies are often held, is a technical masterpiece over 400 years old and filled with ornately detailed antiques. The castle recently just opened May 1st and will be only open till September 30th. Be sure to put this destination on your list of places to tie the knot as it is a win/win for anyone and everyone!