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Västerås is by Swedish standards a quite large city, with about 130,000 inhabitants (100,000 in the city proper), which makes it the sixth largest city of Sweden. Västerås is also one of Sweden's older cities, being established in the 1240s or earlier.  The city name is derived from Västra (west) Aros (old Swedish name for river mouth). The small river (creek) is the Black River crossing the city and opening to Lake Mälaren. 
Bishop Johannes Rudbeckius founded Sweden's first high school (gymnasium) here in 1623.  Västerås has preserved a selection of older buildings, both by the creek and around (and north of) the city's small Cathedral. They all give the town a bit of a small town atmosphere. Unfortunately hundreds of old houses were demolished, roughly between 1950 and 1975, during one of the country's most thorough city modernization projects. There are however several modern buildings of some architectural interest.
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Vasteras, Sweden
Clarion Collection Hotel Etage Västerås
Offering warm welcome and comfortable accommodation, this property is an ideal place for pleasant stay.  Situated in Vasteras, Clarion Collection Hotel Etage is 5 kilometres from the golf course and 10 kilometres from the airport. The Aros Congress Centre, Stora Torget, the City Hall as well as the Arosian Shopping are the major attractions in Vasteras.  The 93 guestrooms are tastefully decorated and facilitated with modern and comfortable amenities for an unforgettable stay.  Guests can begin their day with the delicious breakfast, which is served at the hotel.  Business travellers can make use of the conference facilities, available at the hotel. At leisure, you can pamper yourself at the sauna or relax at the lobby, which is also an ideal place to meet friends.
Elite Stadshotellet Västerås
Featuring an elegant decor and warm hospitality, Elite Stadshotellet Vasteras welcomes you for an unforgettable vacation.  Located in the centre of Västerås, the Elite Stadshotellet is in one of the Sweden's most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings and close to the shopping, galleries, outdoor activities and transportation centers. This property is 500 metres from the train station and 8 kilometres from the airport.  This hotel offer 137 guest rooms that have been elegantly furnished with an array of in-room amenities to ensure you utmost ease and luxury.  The onsite restaurant serves delicious a la Carte dishes and Swedish cuisine for you to feast on. After a tiring day, you can unwind at the cosy bar with a fine drink.  During leisure, you can workout at the gymnasium or relax at the sauna.
First Hotel Plaza Västerås
One of the city's tallest buildings, the First Hotel Plaza is a central hotel housed in a landmark glass tower and situated 200 metres from the train station and 500 metres from the harbour. Västerås Airport is nine kilometres from the hotel, and takes approximately 10 minutes to reach by car. Guests can relax with a sauna and a range of spa treatments, enjoy discounted use of a nearby fitness centre and sip cocktails in the panoramic Sky Bar, set on the 24th floor. The First Hotel Plaza houses the Karlsson på Taket, an informal modern restaurant located on the 23rd floor with panoramic city views, serving French and Mediterranean dishes along with regional specialties. The Cathedral, situated 500 metres from the hotel, is a Gothic brick structure with a 300 foot tower built in the 17th century. The cathedral square is home to a bronze statue by the renowned Swedish sculptor Carl Milles and opposite the cathedral is the Old Bishop's Palace. 
Scandic Västerås
The Scandic Vasteras is located in Västerås, Sweden, 900 metres from the cathedral, and one kilometre from Vasteras Art Museum. Stockholm-Västerås Airport is four kilometres from the hotel. The Scandic Vasteras is a modern hotel that offers a relaxation centre with sauna and heated indoor pool. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour desk can assist with dry cleaning services, and further amenities include a gym, wireless Internet access, and complimentary onsite parking. The Scandic Västerås has an onsite restaurant serving traditional Scandinavian dishes. Buffet breakfasts are available each morning at a surcharge, and light snacks are served at the bar. Conference spaces and business services are available at the hotel. 
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