Welcome all senior players to European Veterans Championships in Table Tennis 2017!
We look forward to host seven days of competition, joy, excitement, intensity and nerves in Helsingborg. Outside of the competition we want to give you amazing experiences and inspiring meetings – memories for life!
Welcome to Sweden and Helsingborg
The beautiful town of Helsingborg lies in the heart of the dynamic Öresund region – home to 3,6 million people. The region boasts a highly advanced infrastructural system and offers a variety of experiences and activities. Helsingborg itself is renowned for its numerous selection of hotels, restaurants and entertainment and is still small enough to find your way around easily. Helsingborg has all the advantages of a small town while being able to offer the wide variety of amenities expected of a large town. And you can reach about everything on foot – hotels, accommodation, restaurants, shops, meeting places, museums and parks – everything within easy walking distance of each other.
Helsingborg – easy to reach easy to travel
Helsingborg is a communication hub for both national and international road traffic, with the junction of the E4 and E6 European highways only a few kilometers from its centre. Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, is only about one hour away by railway or road. There is a frequent train service over the Öresund Bridge, providing a convenient link between Copenhagen and Helsingborg. The ferries between Elsinore (Helsingør) and Helsingborg provide a round-the-clock passenger and vehicle service.
Helsingborg Arena was inaugurated in November 2012 and is the town’s main area for indoor sports, concerts and events. The arena has a seating capacity for up to 4.700 spectators during sporting events. Restaurants and catering is also at your service in the arena, situated within 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre. Click to read more.
Famous sights– and things to do while in Helsingborg
Up to being cultural for a day or two? The culture pass gives you free entry, over two consecutive days, to Dunkers culture hall, Fredriksdal museums and gardens, Sofiero Castle and gardens, and the fortress tower Kärnan. All for only 120 SEK! You can buy your pass at Dunkers, Fredriksdal. http://mittkulturkort.se/om
Photo: Jurate Kaminskaite
Dunkers Cultures House is the biggest in Southern Sweden, and is the venue of many exciting exhibitions and artistic endeavours.
Exhibitions and events are constantly changing, so you can come here time after time. The building itself is Worth a visit, with its exciting architecture and Beautiful location by the northern harbour
Photo: Lotta Ahlberg
Discover the numerous green spaces at Sofiero. The garden is considered one of the most Beautiful in Europé. Here you can investigate the existing tavines and lose yourself among tens of thousands of rhododendron bushes. The Royal summer Palace also has royal playhouses and an enchanted forest. Amazing sculptures can be found everywhere, together with labyrinths and totem pole. While you are here, why not enjoy food from the restaurant in the palace – mentioned in The white guide, or enjoy a picnic in the park.
Fredriksdal museums & gardens
Take a break from the bustle of the city and visit Fredriksdal, one of the best open-air museums in Sweden. Fredriksdal has something for all the family – smell the roses and herbs, have fun in the natural play areas or pet the animals. See how Life used to be in the old parts of the city and the manor house. You can also spend a whole day just strolling around in the various parks
Photo: Sven-Erik Larsson
The magnificent “Kärnan” Tower, which was once a watchtower and defence Tower, is the symbol of Helsingborg. Climb up the 146 steps to a height of 34 metres and be rewarded with an Amazing view over the city and the Danish coast, on a clear day all the way to Turning Torso and Öresundsbron in Malmö.
Photo: Måns Fornander
Residents of Helsingborg love to take a ferry across the Öresund Sound and visit Elsinore. While on board, they enjoy Danish specialities such as sausages and beer – two red and one green – along with the lovely view from the sun deck. Why not do as the locals do, and leave the city for an hour or two! Elsinore is a culture, world famous for the Kronborg Castle, Shakespeare’s Hamlet near Øresund, which was the basis for the city’s prosperity for more than 400 years. You buy your ticket at the third floor at central station (Knutpunkten) – Helsingborg.
Photo: Anders Ebefeldt
Wallåkra stoneware factory makes traditional stoneware out of clay from its own land. At Wallåkra, you can experience the whole process of making stoneware – from clay deposit to turning and burning to final product. There is also a lovely shop in connection to the old kiln. The premises are also home to a restaurant in one of the warehouses, with a babbling brook running beneath it.
Photo: Måns Fornander
We are in fact modest when we call ourselves the Swedish golf destination no 1. There are many golf courses to choose from, to be more exact there are 25 full golf courses and 31 courses within 40 minutes from Helsingborg. We recommend you to visit Rya GK or Vasatorps GK, located approx. 15 min by car from Helsingborg.
Photo: Silvia Man
At the brewery area is the taste experience at the center.
Book your brewery tour at Helsingborg’s Brewery.
If you prefer wine before beer, we recommend you to visit the wine yard at Kullahalvön.
Höganäs market hall
Höganäs market hall is an all-year food market well worth a visit. Enjoy a tasty lunch and buy yourself some local deli´s. 15 minutes from Höganäs, you will find Kullaberg nature reserve – Cliffs, harbor and beautiful hiking trails.
Rent a bike
Rent a bike and explore Helsingborg in your own way! At Travel Shop, located by the busses at Helsingborg central station, you can rent a bike for a half day, a whole day or several days. You can also rent a helmet or smaller bikes for the kids. Why not try to ride a tandem bicycle for a day?
Photo: Anna Alexander Olsson
Shopping & RestaurantsWhere to eat and shop when in Helsingborg
Helsingborg is a traditional old commercial city and is faithful to its history. It offers a range of shopping. Shopping in the city centre offers a blend of large and small shops in a delightful urban environment on Sweden’s oldest pedestrian street named Kullagatan. Väla shopping centre is located on the outskirts of Helsingborg and offers indoor shopping in well-known chain stores and large department stores like IKEA. Helsingborg has a wide range of the most up-to-date fashions. Most of the nationwide chains are represented, but also trendy specialist shops with the hottest brands from the catwalks in Milan and London. Helsingborg has a leading position in terms of fashion and only Stockholm and Göteborg can offer similar opportunities.
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Saturday & Sunday 10.00-18.00
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Food & drinks
North-West Skåne is a culinary goldmine. Despite its comparatively small area, there is a large range of local produce, everything from wine-growers to pasta producers are to be found here. No coincidence then that this part of Skåne is often compared with appetizing regions such as Tuscany in Italy and Provence in France. Browse among growers and farm shops and enjoy unique, unforgettable tastes.
Some tips on restaurants:
Sillen & Makrillen is a restaurant in Helsingborg situated right by the water with a lovely view over the strait and Denmark. A place to relax and watch the boats pass by while the sun slips below the horizon, glorious on a summer’s day! At Sillen & Makrillen, the focus is on the food and the sea, in particular fish and shellfish. They work with selected ingredients from local suppliers and have a changing menu with seasonal selections.
Olssons Skafferi is one of the oldest restaurants in Helsingborg. They mix rustic Italian dishes with locally produced goods, served in a pleasant environment.
Gastro follows the hours of the day and offers a café, a bistro and a pub. Gastro is ranked as Skåne’s best restaurant according to the White Guide and has one of Sweden’s best kitchens according to the Dagens Industri newspaper.
Kajpromenaden, take a break from your stroll in town, and enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the many summer-restaurants with a large varied range and located right in the summer sun. Check this link to see where to find this area.
Some tips on Swedish fika
In Sweden we like to take a fika in the afternoon. A “fika” is a moment to enjoy a good cup of coffee and something sweet with nice company. In Helsingborg we have several good places to enjoy this. Fahlmans located right in the city center, with its over 100 years of experience is the most popular café and also mentioned in The white guide, Ebbas fik will bring you 70 years back in time to the excited 50´s , or Pålsjöpaviljongen located in the beautiful woods of Pålsjö Skog where you can enjoy delicious waffles.
Ebbas fik http://www.ebbasfik.se/index.html
Photo: Top left: Birger Lallo, top right: Ole Jais, bottom left: studio e, bottom right: Susanne Gustavsson