Sitting on the shores of Lake Malaren in the province of Vastmanland, Vasteras is about 100km west of Stockholm. A stunning city that is slowly creeping its way further down towards the lake, was founded in medieval times. This beautiful town with its lake of little islands is home to Sweden's largest inland harbor. With a population of 119,372 souls, Vasteras is like any other town in Sweden where smart-device penetration is at a whopping 150% - meaning everyone has 1.5 smart devices. Coworking spaces have opened their doors to cater to this tech loving city giving its innovative residents somewhere to run to when they wish to indulge in some unicorn creation of their own.
The old heart of Vasteras was given a makeover in the 1960s, but the history buffs can still meander around the Kyrkbacken area, which was a former slum to get a taste of yesteryear. There is an ancient burial site at Anundshog that is Sweden's largest, dating back at least 1500 years. This is where people once gathered for "Things" and spiritual ceremonies right up to the medieval times. It's possible to spend a night in a silver mine, Sala Silvergruva", if you are game enough to sleep 155 meters below the surface under a super thick quilt on a bed. The mine operated on and off during the 14th to the 20th Centuries and has spooky chambers to poke your nose into with temperatures at a cozy 2°C throughout the year. If that doesn't appeal, there is a plethora of other sights to see and things to do in and around this city.
Vasteras sits in a country with the highest smart-device penetration in Europe; think a staggering 150%, which equates to every person in Sweden owning 1.5 smart devices. Coworking spaces are proving to be the go-to space to get stuff done for its tech loving locals or those in search of a bed underground.