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    Welcome to Alingsås!

    Take a walk in the city with alot of cafes, unique shops and small beautiful wooden houses.

    Photographer: Jonas Ingman

  • Overlay over image

    Welcome to Alingsås!

    Photographer: Jonas Ingman

Alingsås - the Capital of Fika

Alingsås has been big on cafés since the 1700s when the industrial revolution drew the town's women out into the workplace. This was the start of alingsås unique cafe and food culture. Explore it through our local market, wonderful restaurants and cozy cafés!

Guided Fikatour

Your guide takes you on a 90-minute tour of some of the town’s cafés while telling you all about Sweden’s love affair with coffee and the story behind the town’s café culture. At the cafés you stop off at you get to sample Swedish cinnamon buns, biscuits, chocolate truffles, pastries and sandwiches. The tour is both in swedish and in english.

What is Fika?

What is Fika? Fika is much more than having a coffee. It is a social phenomenon, a legitimate reason to set aside a moment for quality time. Fika can happen at any time, morning as well as evening. It can be savoured at home, at work or in a café. It can be with colleagues, family, friends, or someone you are trying to get to know. It is a tradition observed frequently, preferably several times a day.

Shopping in Alingsås

Alingsås is a the historic merchant town that has enthusiastically embraced shopping. Here, you find a vibrant city centre with small, unique boutiques and shops. Start at Lilla Torget, which hosts a market each Wednesday and Saturday all year round and then visit the main street Kungsgatan which is our biggest shoppingstreet. Then proceed, on foot or by car, to the shopping centre Vimpeln or shopping centre Bolltorp.

Shopping Areas

In Alingsås you can find everything from unique local stores to big chain stores. We also have three popular shopping areas called Bolltorp, Storken and Vimpeln worth visiting.


It's easy to park your car in Alingsås. There are about 800 toll-free parking spaces in the city centre and approximately 1,200 in the near vicinity.

Alingsås For Kids

Alingsås is a town for the children! Here you will find activities, swimming and adventure in an environment where children always come first! Alingsås offer a lot of different activities and events for the children.


There are several playgrounds in and around the city centre. Take a look at our map to see where you can find them.

Meet the locals

Fika with Gunilla or take a walk with Anna and her dog. You pick!

Gräfsnäs Park

The area around lake Anten and Gräfsnäs Castle Park, 20 minutes by car from Alingsås, is worth a visit. Here you will find a museum railway, formations from the ice age, a castle ruin and a lovely park with a playground.

Retro Route

The Retro Route offer a retrospective view at the design, fashion, trends and technology from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. Along the Retro Route many treasures from this era can be found, ranging from cafés and old petrol stations to shops, restaurants, museums and much more.


Bjärke is an old district in the northern part of the Alingsås municipality and consists of the resorts Sollebrunn, Gräfsnäs, Stora Mellby, Skinny, Långared and Gendalen with the surrounding countryside. Loo, Kvarnabo, Anten and Lagmansered can also be included here.

Our beautiful nature

We have a lot of beautiful nature here in Alingsås. Many lakes near the city where you can walk around, take a bath or just breathe.