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Fun things to do in Jönköping

Leisure time activity suggestions

Shanie
post 6.May.2009, 08:52 AM
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Location: Jönköping
Joined: 5.May.2009

Hi all,

I moved to Jönköping from Dublin almost 9 months ago because my girlfriend studies here. I like the town, its nice but I have not found a lot to do here. I moved here right after I finished collage so I guess I am used of the whole collage lifestyle, but because I'm not studying here I can't get into the student pub where all my girlfriends friends tend to go (not that they go out that often), they're basically the only people I know here.

I would really appreciate it if anybody could give me suggestions for things to do here, any and all suggestions would be great. I am interested in a lot of things so just shoot with whatever pops into your head.

Thanks,

Shane
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Jasoncarter
post 6.May.2009, 09:10 AM
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Joined: 1.Aug.2006

I lived in jönköping for 6 months. I can tell you that the two best places to visit are the airport and the train stations. These will, at least, allow you to go to leave Jönköping and go somewhere where something happens. Dullest place I've ever lived in my entire life.
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Jasoncarter
post 6.May.2009, 09:12 AM
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Joined: 1.Aug.2006

Mind you, there's always the matchstick museum I suppose. If you can contain your excitement while you're there.
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VikingHumpingWitch
post 6.May.2009, 10:32 AM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 21.Dec.2005

Aw bless, I was going to suggest escape as well. Um. Hockey season is over now but the local hockey team is worth seeing. And you have the lake.
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Mzungu
post 6.May.2009, 10:49 AM
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Location: South Africa
Joined: 29.Aug.2004

...also thousands of churches,take up brass rubbing!

Seriously there are lively places,pubs,clubs,folk parks,ferry to Visingsö from Gränna,Huskvarna museum,theater etc..

*get out and about*
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balbright
post 6.May.2009, 11:57 AM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 4.Apr.2008

Go hang out in Råslatt (sp?), or as we international students affectionately called it, Råsletto the Ghetto (high rise housing development just east of town). Since you're close to "collage" age (like Matisse?) you may find some fellow international company there. Hang out with those guys and you will have no shortage of outings and potential brushes with the law. Although a recent Jkpg grad told me about part of the international housing part being burned down in the last couple of years, which given the tom-foolery that went on when I was there is no suprise. Perhaps they have split up housing for Intl students now.

Visingsö, or whatever that island is in the big lake there is fun to ride bikes around for a day.
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Muttlestar Galactica
post 6.May.2009, 01:17 PM
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Joined: 4.Jan.2006

Now you see, in response to Fun things to do in Jönköping , I instantly thought to type:

Leave...

But ya beat and bettered me

QUOTE (Jasoncarter @ 6.May.2009, 09:10 AM) *
I lived in jönköping for 6 months. I can tell you that the two best places to visit are the airport and the train stations. These will, at least, allow you to go to leave ... (show full quote)


But seriously, it really is dull as I discovered living there for 6mths also. In fact the kindest thing I can say about the place truly exemplifies the tedium and that's this:

My favourite place was the library. (Had a fair selection of graphic novels and genre books).

I can't actually remember the name of the bars in town, but there was one that was half decent, which did fair Friday food.
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paulbest
post 6.May.2009, 01:33 PM
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Joined: 12.Apr.2009

shanie am from manchester england,but presently in jonkoping for 3yr now,have been to other big cities in sweden and i think they r all almost the same.anyway there are few pubs/clubs to visit on friday/sat nite,beside there r lots of fun during now when is geting close to summer.Don't listen to those other guys .
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HALE
post 6.May.2009, 01:35 PM
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Joined: 7.Oct.2006

There is a 5 day sit in gaming event. It is the largest one in the world...
order pizzas, drink red bull...saw a pic of it once. It is in Jonköping
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Muttlestar Galactica
post 6.May.2009, 01:37 PM
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QUOTE (paulbest @ 6.May.2009, 01:33 PM) *
Don't listen to those other guys .


Why?
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VikingHumpingWitch
post 6.May.2009, 01:39 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 21.Dec.2005

QUOTE (paulbest @ 6.May.2009, 02:33 PM) *
have been to other big cities in sweden and i think they r all almost the same


?
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Jasoncarter
post 6.May.2009, 01:49 PM
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Joined: 1.Aug.2006

It's true - two dodgy bars, a shopping centre and a match museum generally tend to eclipse the bright lights of Göteborg and Stockholm.
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VikingHumpingWitch
post 6.May.2009, 01:57 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 21.Dec.2005

I see your match museum, and I raise you The Rope Museum in Älvängen (admittedly some 30km from Goatbore but nonetheless near enough to count).
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Muttlestar Galactica
post 6.May.2009, 01:58 PM
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You forget the radio museum. Everyone forgets the radio museum.

http://www.radiomuseet.com/index.htm
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VikingHumpingWitch
post 6.May.2009, 02:07 PM
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Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 21.Dec.2005

I see that this is the "first and largest" radio museum in Sweden, leading to the inevitable conclusion that somewhere there is a smaller, crapper version.
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