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 WFJ:s kommentar till kommunens utredning
Stationsområdet i Vadstena är en miljö av stort kulturhistoriskt värde med unika och intressanta byggnader.
Vadstena kommuns utredning innehåller kostnadskalkyler för en upprustning av bana och byggnader.
När det gäller kostaderna för byggnader och stationsområdet i Vadstena är det kostnader som till största delen kommer att finnas oberoende av om WFJ finns eller ej.
www.geocities.com /lokladan/wfj_komm.htm   (3772 words)

 Vadstena, Sweden
Birgitta was principal lady-in-waiting at the court of King Magnus Eriksson and Queen Blanka, but withdrew from the court after receiving a divine revelation and in 1346 was granted the property of Kungsgården for the foundation of an abbey, which was completed only six years after her death, in 1379.
Thereafter the little settlement of Vadstena rose to importance as a place of pilgrimage and market town, and was granted a municipal charter in 1400.
After the Reformation Vadstena declined, but it has recently recovered some importance with the growth of the tourist trade.
www.planetware.com /sweden/vadstena-s-ost-vad.htm   (122 words)

 VADSTENA. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
The town is a tourist center and a port on the Göta Canal; it has a noted lace-making industry.
First mentioned in the early 14th cent., Vadstena is the site of the most important medieval cloisters in Sweden, the Convent of St. Birgitta (Bridget), founded c.1370.
The town has many historic buildings, including the original convent and Vadstena castle, built by Gustavus I in 1545.
www.bartleby.com /aol/65/va/Vadstena.html   (73 words)

 Vadstena Tales from a Little Town on Lake Vättern Magnus Engberg Ken Schubert
Vadstena is a silent and languid town - in the hiatus between summer tourists and the elves of winter.
In the cemetery outside the church of the convent is a stone on which are engraved a triple crown and a sword.
Vadstena remains a town of human dimensions, deliberately designed, with buildings that are rarely higher than two storeys.
www.swedishenglishtranslation.com /vadstena.htm   (3689 words)

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Vadstena Castle was built around 1545 as a fortification.
Unfortunately after the royalties ended living in Vadstena around 1716, the castle was left to decay.
If you go to Vadstena, be sure to visit the monastery here, the only one left active in Sweden.
www.castles.org /castles/Europe/Scandinavia_Baltic/Sweden/Vadstena.htm   (152 words)

 CyberCity / Vadstena / Historia
Vadstena växte fram i nära anslutning till Birgittinklostret, på klostrets mark.
Ett ständigt inflöde av pilgrimer och andra resande skapade ekonomisk och kulturell variation i det senmedeltida Vadstena, som också blev en viktig politisk knutpunkt och mötesplats.
Vadstena har främst haft karaktären av servicestad, med en stor sjukvårdssektor under 1900-talet, dominerad av Birgittas sjukhus.
www.historia.su.se /urbanhistory/cybcity/stad/vadstena/historia.htm   (210 words)

 Linköpings universitet: Birgitta Forum
Birgitta Forum is held in Vadstena, an idyllic town on the eastern shores of Lake Vättern.
During the latter part of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern Era, Vadstena was the intellectual centre of Sweden with widespread international connections.
At the end of the 14th century, a convent was founded in Vadstena by Saint Bridget, Birgitta in Swedish, one of the most remarkable women throughout Scandinavian history.
www.liu.se /en/vadstena   (281 words)

 Vadstena Klosterhotel - Startsida
Limousinservice gratis inom Vadstena stad, självkostnadspris vid övriga körningar.
Hotellet ligger i kloster-området i Vadstena direkt i anslutning till stadens centrum.
Vadstena Klosterhotel erbjuder en mängd olika tjänster för avkoppling och arbete, små och stora möten, bröllop och andra fester.
www.klosterhotel.se   (204 words)

In 1400 Eric of Pomerania was invested at Vadstena by his aunt, Queen Margaret, with full royal rights over Denmark, Norway, and of Sweden.
Such writings as are extant have been published for the most art by the Old Swedish Texts Society (Svenska Fornskrift-Sällskap) of Stockholm.
Of these authors the best known belonging to Vadstena are perhaps Margaret Clausdotter, abbess (1473-1496), author of a work on the family of St. Bridget (printed in "Scriptores Rerum Svecicarum", III, I, 207-16), and Nicholas Ragvaldi, monk and general confessor (1476-1514), who composed several works.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15248c.htm   (376 words)

 Countryside Hotels - Vadstena Klosterhotel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
Vadstena (18-hole course), Tennis, sailing, fishing, opera and theatre, muse-ums, nature rambles by Lake Tåkern and in Omberg nature reserve, shopping etc.
The hotel is adjacent to the famous church of St.Birgitta, 3 minutes walk from the picturesque centre of Vadstena and 5 minutes lakeside stroll from the medieval castle.
Vadstena cloister, which was founded by St. Birgitta and erected according to her instructions, was a so called double monastery, with a separate monastery for monks and an abbey for nuns.
www.countrysidehotels.se /hotel,5,12.html   (284 words)

 Vadstena, Sweden. Travel guide & tourist information by Hostelbookers.com
With its beautiful lakeside setting, 60km north of Gränna, VADSTENA is the most evocative town in Östergotland county, and a fine place for a day or two's stay.
At one time a royal seat and an important monastic centre, the town's main attraction nowadays is its gorgeous moated castle, Vadstena Slott, planned in the sixteenth century by Gustav Vasa as part of his defensive ring to protect the Swedish heartland around Stockholm.
There are no trains to Vadstena, and the bus system has been rendered lamentably poor after drastic cuts to the services.
www.hostelbookers.com /guides/sweden/vadstena   (146 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
The first time Vadstena is mentioned in a text is in 1268.
Vadstena abbey got many visitors, lots of pilgrims and noblemen.
Shortly after Vadstena became a town the bourgeois built the town hall.
birgitta.vadstena.se /english/eng_vadstenas_medeltid.htm   (241 words)

 Vadstena - susning.nu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
Vadstena, den Heliga Birgittas stad, är en kommun i Östergötlands län i Sverige,
Den svenske kungen skänkte henne en gård i Vadstena, där klostret uppfördes.
Vadstena slott, byggt av Gustav Vasa på 1500-talet, som försvarsanläggning, inrymmer idag [Landsarkivet i Vadstena]?
susning.nu /Vadstena   (233 words)

 Holy Mass in the courtyard of Vadstena Castle - June 10, 1989
Här i Vadstena har ni samlats, representanter för ungdomen i Norden.
Det är till ungdomen jag vill rikta mig nu när jag kommit till slutet av min nordiska resa, jag vill vända mig speciellt till er som är den katolska kyrkans och andra kristna kyrkors framtid i dessa länder.
Jag vill ocksä vända mig till representanterna för Vadstena och landshövdingen i länet.
www.vatican.va /holy_father/john_paul_ii/homilies/1989/documents/hf_jp-ii_hom_19890610_vadstena_en.html   (1932 words)

 CyberCity / Vadstena / Vadstena
Diagram 5: Födda, döda och födelsenetto i Vadstena 1836-1950
Diagram 6: Nativitet, mortalitet och relativt födelsenetto i Vadstena 1800-1950
Diagram 8: Relativt födelsenetto och relativt flyttnetto i Vadstena 1800-1950
www.historia.su.se /urbanhistory/cybcity/stad/vadstena/befolkning.htm   (192 words)

 Vadstena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
The launching pier is found in the southeastern corner of the castle canal, by the boat crane, opposite the old rail way station.
You must, however, make sure you come and go within the opening times of the bridge leading to the castle.
It is also not far from Vadstena to the excellent fishing waters between Böla and Omberg.
www.f.lst.se /boatlaunching/vadstena.4.e1f305103306e8f09800027453.html   (90 words)

 Vadstena Academy 2007 — Vadstena-Akademien   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
Vadstena Academy is an academy for young singers and musicians and an international opera festival whose performances attract a great deal of attention in the Swedish and international press.
At Vadstena Castle, built in 1545, and at the small provincial theatre inside the walls of Vadstena Abbey, built in 1825, young professional singers and musicians perform new operas with a high level of commitment.
These operas are found through repertoire research at the Vadstena Academy.
www.vadstena-akademien.org /english.html   (186 words)

 Touch & Turn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
The diary was written by the monks during the period of 1384-1545.
The TandT Edition of the Diarium was produced in 2003, during the 700th anniversary celebration of the birth of Saint Birgitta.
The Vadstena Diarium describes life at the Vadstena Convent during this period.
www.touchandturn.com /VLibBooks/vadstena.htm   (266 words)

 Vadstena ein Schmuckstück am Vätternsee
Die Stadt Vadstena mit ihren 7800 Einwohnern ist sicherlich eine der schönsten Städte in Schweden.
Jahrhunderts wohnte der König Magnus mit seiner Gemahlin in Vadstena.
Eine große Anzahl von Birgittinerklöstern wurden in Europa gegründet und Vadstena wurde zum bedeutenden Wallfahrtsort.
www.infoschweden.de /stadt/vadstena.htm   (364 words)

 Vadstena Kulturcentrum
Bilder från repetitionsarbetet inför premiären den 22 juni i Vadstena Fokets Park.
Sancta Birgitta Klostermuseum erbjuder stillhet och andlighet kombinerat med moderna uttryck och modern teknik Museet är inrymt i det kungliga 1200-talspalatset sedermera nunneklostret på klosterområdet i Vadstena.
Vadstena kulturcentrum är en kommunal resultatenhet under kulturnämnden med verksamhet främst baserad på olika uppdrag initierade av tex kommuner, föreningar, landsting och museer, men även privatpersoner använder våra tjänster.
kulturcentrum.vadstena.se   (273 words)

 St. Catherine of Vadstena   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
At the death of Bridget, Catherine returned to Sweden with her mother's body, which was buried at her great monastery of Vadstena.
While in Italy, she formed a close friendship with St. Catherine of Siena and almost accompanied her on a trip to the court of Joanna of Naples, a notoriously immoral queen.
Joanna had brought about the moral disgrace of Bridget's son, Charles, and St. Catherine of Vadstena could not bring herself to face the woman who had endangered her brother's soul.
www.ewtn.com /library/MARY/VADSTENA.htm   (472 words)

I Vadstena finns mycket att se och uppleva.
I Klosterområdet hittar du den stora klosterkyrkan och Sancta Birgitta Klostermuseum.
I andra änden av centrum ligger Vadstena slott, ett av Sveriges bäst bevarade renässansslott.
www.vadstena.com /index.asp?page=6&lng=en   (91 words)

 Vadstena Castle, Sweden
Sweden > Östergötland > Lake Vättern > Vadstena
By the harbor stands Vadstena Castle, in Renaissance style, built by Gustavus Vasa in the 16th century and later altered and enlarged by his son, John III, and grandson, Duke John.
The high curtain walls along the lake front were pulled down to supply stone for the construction of the harbor pier.
www.planetware.com /vadstena/vadstena-castle-s-ost-vadcas.htm   (74 words)

 Vadstena Castle - SFV
This included the construction of Vadstena Castle, primarily to guard against Danish attacks from the south.
The castle ceased to be a royal residence in 1716.
Tenanats: Vadstena kommun, Vadstena Akademien, The Regional Archives in Vadstena
www.sfv.se /cms/sfv/engelska/holiday/Vadstena_castle.html   (439 words)

 Little Vadstena - Bed & Breakfast in Midrand, Johannesburg and surrounds, Gauteng Central, Gauteng, South Africa
Little Vadstena is on a 1 hectare plot in Glen Austin, Midrand.
The house is easily accessible and is only 3 kilometres east of the Olifantsfontein offramp on the Ben Schoeman motorway.
Little Vadstena is a short distance from Sandton, Johannesburg & Pretoria.
www.safarinow.com /go/LittleVadstena/?a=8519&skin=551   (301 words)

 Vadstena - DestinationPlanner to Sweden for your incentive and meeting
Set along Lake Vättern, beautiful Vadstena is one of the most pleasant towns in Sweden.
The Renaissance castle Vadstena slott looks straight over the harbour and lake beyond.
It is a mighty family project of the early Vasa kings, and it houses in the upper apartments some items of period furniture and paintings, including a Van Dyck.
www.destinationplanner.com /europe/sweden/vadstena.html   (146 words)

 Exceptional sights and experiences
There is a lot to see and experience in Vadstena.
In the grounds of the convent, you will find the new Sancta Birgitta Convent Museum, opened 2003 and Vadstena Abbey Church.
At the other end of the town centre, you will find Vadstena Castle, one of Sweden’s best-preserved castles from the Vasa period (circ.
www.vadstena.com /index.asp?page=6&lng=en   (138 words)

 VaLA - English
The Regional Archives in Vadstena, Sweden, are a goldmine of information for genealogists and historians.
The archives contain local parish registers dating from the seventeenth century, the prime source for tracing the lives of long-lost relatives.
The Regional Archives in Vadstena are one of seven district organizations under the umbrella of the National Archives in Stockholm.
www.ra.se /vala/english.html   (338 words)

 Vadstena Klosterhotellet | Hotel Review | Lake Vattern | Frommers.com
What once was the premier religious stronghold in Sweden has been transformed into a hotel and conference center that welcomes individuals (and occasional church and civil groups) into its sprawling and echoing medieval premises.
Set adjacent to the abbey church, about 640m (700 yards) from Vadstena Castle, it's contained within one wing of an L-shape building that was constructed in the 12th century as a convent.
The remainder of the building -- which includes 59 nuns' cells and the longest triple-barrel vault (57m/187 ft. long) in northern Sweden -- can be explored without hindrance.
www.frommers.com /destinations/lakevattern/H47318.html   (314 words)

 Vadstena Boställe AB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-01)
Vadstena Boställe AB Välkommen till oss på Vadstena Boställe
Vadstena Boställe AB har som syfte att erbjuda trevliga övernattningsalternativ inom olika kategorier.
Besök våra sidor så kan du läsa mera om Vadstena vandrarhem, Sjögården och 27ans Nattlogi.
www.va-bostaelle.se   (69 words)

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