Got2Go – Our bikers from Switzerland made this roadtrip two years ago – to Sweden’s second biggest lake and it’s most idyllic town Vadstena with its rennaissance castle. A place, in the center of Sweden, between Gothenburg and Stockholm, where 4 provinces are linked, and where beautiful shores meet history.
We took off from the city Gothenburg early in the morning to drive to Lake Vättern and look for the graves of my travel partner’s grandfather. The ride took us to “Torpa Stenhus”. Torpa stenhus is a well-preserved medieval castle near lake Åsunden, in the county of Västra Götaland, The first stone house was built around 1470 but reconstruction and remodeling of the fortress was made during the 1500s and 1600s.
After we found the grave that we were looking for it was only a short ride to famous lake Vättern. Vättern is not only Sweden’s second largest lake, it is also the fifth largest lake in Europe. The lake is 135 kilometres long and 31 kilometres wide, and it links together the four provinces of Östergötland, Västergötland, Närke and Småland.