European Veterans Table Tennis Championships Helsingborg, Sweden 2017
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Preferred Travel Partner for the Veterans English Table Tennis Society (VETTS)
and will be offering a number of travel services to its members and their
Helsingborg is situated on the east side of the Oresund on Sweden's south-west coast. It's Sweden's 8th largest municipality with a population of about 135,000 (2014). Major businesses include; service, trade, industry and tourism.
In Helsingborg, the sea is never far away. Salty spray and sand between your toes are part of everyday life during the summer months. You can find a wide variety of culture, food, sport and experiences in Helsingborg. The attractive old town spreads out with its winding streets, quaint cobbled squares and historic landmarks within easy walking distance of each other.
What to see & do in Helsingborg:
It’s easy being a tourist in Helsingborg. Visit the Helsingborg’s Tourist Information Centre to discover everything there is to know about the sights, events and excursions in Helsingborg and northwest Skåne. You'll find the Tourist Information Centre in central Helsingborg.
During the summer months guided city tours and tours of the city’s beautiful town hall are offered.
Helsingborg is one of the cities in Sweden with the highest number of restaurants which help to create a lively atmosphere in the city centre. You can choose between exotic food from all over the world or traditional Swedish home cooking with local products.
There are several public baths in Helsingborg. You can swim, take a sauna, or if you’re brave enough have a dip in the ocean at any time of the year.
You'll find public baths at Södergatan 60. This facility has a 25 metre long swimming pool, a training pool and a gym. Kallbadhuset Kallis and Rååbadet are open-air swimming facilities with saunas.
Beaches run along 25 km of Helsingborg’s coastline. You can take a dip at the tropical beach as palm trees sway down the sandy beach, or take a swim at any of the other beaches in the city centre, like Fria Bad and Järnvägsmannens Bad at Gröningen.
Helsingborg's city centre offers you five hundred shops to explore plus don’t miss out on the city’s cosy restaurants and cafés! The shopping district starts from the Kullagatan pedestrian zone in the centre of town and includes its adjacent side streets and stretches all the way to Gustav Adolf‘s Square, which has over 500 shops and boutiques to satisfy all types of tastes and interest.
Outside the city, you’ll find Väla, a modern shopping mall with a large number of shops. Here you will also find Ikea.
Culture and entertainment
A stone’s throw from the sea you’ll find the architecturally celebrated areas of Norra Hamnen and Dunkers Kulturhus. Here you’ll find art, history exhibitions, music, theatre and restaurants. Close to Dunkers you'll find Helsingborg’s concert hall with its own symphony orchestra and Helsingborg’s city theatre with several stages. If you'd like to dance, go to a concert or maybe see stand-up comedy, then Helsingborg is the city for you. There are several clubs, bars and discos if you’re looking for good nightlife.
In Helsingborg you can find two unique gardens; Sofiero Palace and Palace Garden and Fredriksdal's museums and gardens. These parks are beautiful to visit all year round. At Sofiero, you can also enjoy concerts in the summer or visit interesting exhibitions. At Fredriksdal, you can learn about Sweden’s history.
In the beautiful Slottshagsparken above Terrasstrapporna in the centre of Helsingborg there is something very special. Here you’ll find the medieval Kärnan Tower. Kärnan is about 35 metres high and it’s worth every single step up the stairs to reach the top and enjoy the magnificent views over the harbour, the city, Öresund and Helsingör.
The bus is the main means of transport in the town. Buses run from early a.m. till around midnight and a little later on Fridays and Saturdays. The bus system connects most of the city and all but one (#2) stay within one fare zone. Single trips cost 19 SEK, but it's not possible to pay with cash on the buses.
Taxi rides are rather expensive in Helsingborg and there is little competition. They can be found right outside Helsingborg C main entrance, next to the Marina Plaza Hotel.
Helsingborg is easily reached by rail from Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup). Helsingborg has good rail connections to Malmö, Lund and Gothenburg. Stockholm-bound travellers need to change trains in Hässleholm or Lund.
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