Vänersborg is a city in the county of Västra Götaland and the historic province of Västergötland. It is located on lake Vänern, the largest lake in Europe outside Russia. It has 22,000 inhabitants.

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The main tourist information office is on main square, at the corner of Kungsgatan and Edsgatan.

Trollhättan–Vänersborg airport (THN IATA) is 10 km south of the city and has daily flights to Stockholm. Göteborg-Landvetter airport is 100 km south of Vänersborg and has flights to major European cities.

There are trains from Gothenburg to Vänersborg every hour during the daytime, and trains from Herrljunga on the Stockholm–Gothenburg railway.

Vänersborg is on the E45 main highway.

There are bus connections within the city and to villages in the district and neighboring towns, all departing from the railway station transport hub (resecentrum/centralen).

  • Vänersborgs museum. A mid-sized museum featuring varying content: local history, Egyptian artifacts and one of the world’s best collections of birds from southwestern Africa. 
  • Kungajaktsmuseet Älgens berg. A museum about the mountains of the area, the nature, culture and the elk hunt. 
  • Vänersborgs idrottshistoriska museum. A sports museum. 

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