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Vadstena coat of arms
Sweden Östergötland location map.svg
Localization of Östergötland in Sweden
State : Sweden
Province  (län): Östergötland County
Historical Province (landskap): Östergötland
Municipality  : Vadstena
Coordinates : 58 ° 27 '  N , 14 ° 54'  E Coordinates: 58 ° 27 '  N , 14 ° 54'  E
SCB code : 1300
Status: Crime scene
Residents : 5674 (December 31, 2015)
Area : 3.61 km²
Population density : 1572 inhabitants / km²
List of perpetrators in Östergötland County

Vadstena is a locality ( Tatort ) in the Swedish province of Östergötland County and the historical province of Östergötland . The place on Vättern is the main town of the municipality of the same name .


Vadstena around 1700,
from Suecia antiqua et hodierna
Sweden's oldest town hall
Vadstena Castle

Vadstena arose in connection with the establishment of Birgit Tinen monastery in the 14th century and got in 1400 by Queen Margaret , the town charter . The monastery, which in the following century developed into a spiritual center and, thanks to donations, became the largest landowner in Sweden, promoted the development of the city. In addition, Vadstena became an important political meeting place. After the Reformation , the importance of the monastery, which was finally closed in 1595, decreased, but at the same time one of Gustav Vasa`s imperial castles was built in Vadstena . Vadstena was then the royal seat of the Wasa son, Duke Magnus, but after his death the city's population growth began to stagnate: At the end of the 18th century, the population was 1,400.


  • The city center, now a pedestrian zone , follows the medieval layout. About twenty buildings from the Middle Ages have survived, including Sweden's oldest town hall, built in the 15th century.
  • The city is dominated by the remains of the Vadstena monastery with the monastery church ( Vadstena klosterkyrka ) north of the old town and the Wasaburg Castle Vadstena ( Vadstena slott ) west of the old town.
  • There is a large burial ground near Nässja .


Today Vadstena is primarily a service center. Tourism plays an important role in the city's economy.


For a number of years there has been a community friendship with the Bavarian market town of Altomünster with its Birgittenkloster .

Born in Vadstena

Web links

Commons : Vadstena  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Statistiska centralbyrån : Land area per Tatort, folkmängd and invånare per square kilometer. Vart femte år 1960 - 2015 (database query)