Vadstena Abbey

Saint Birgitta's abbey building

Vadstena Abbey lies on the eastern shores of Lake Vättern. Here Birger Jarl had a palace built for his son Valdemar. This later formed the basis for Saint Birgitta's abbey building.

These days you can enjoy the beautiful abbey garden, which has been recreated as it would have been in Saint Birgitta's time. And you shouldn't miss the park containing the abbey ruins and the abbey museum. Or why not visit Sweden's oldest privately built provincial theatre? There is overnight accommodation available at Klosterhotellet, the Abbey Hotel.


  • WC
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Hotel/hostel
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Guest harbour
  • Garden
  • Museum
  • Path
  • Park
  • Shop
  • Conference

Opening hours. Things to see and do:

Sancta Birgitta