Börrum is a small settlement in Söderköping Municipality. This is a part of the historical province of Östergötland in eastern Sweden. The settlement has grown around the former parish church and is surrounded by farmland and smaller forests.
A Short History of Börrum
This small settlement was once the center of Börrum Parish. The parish was established in 1718 when the area was separated from Mogata Parish. It was also the same year that the parish church was inaugurated.
The parish existed up until the Swedish municipal reform of 1862 when it was split between the local government of Börrum Municipality and the church congregation. The municipality was in 1952 incorporated into Stegeborg Municipality. It, eventually, became a part of Söderköping Municipality in 1974. In regards to the congregation, it is since 2010 a part of Söderköping Saint Anna Congregation.
Things to Do and See
This is the countryside of Östergötland with the Baltic Sea just a few kilometers away. Driving along the small countryside roads will take you past plenty of farmland and small forests. For the settlement itself, it is one building that stands out and that is the local church.
Börrum Church is a wooden church that was built in 1718. The clock tower was added a few years later in 1726. The church is today a part of Söderköping Saint Anna Congregation within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden.
How to Get to Börrum
- Flights: The closest airports are Norrköping Airport (NRK) located 38 kilometers away and Linköping Airport (LPI) located 70 kilometers away.
- Car: Börrum is located along countryside roads a bit north of Valdemarsvik.
- Bus: There are no local buses in the area.
- Train: There is no train station in the vicinity.
The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:
- Stockholm – 206 kilometers (2 h 34 min)
- Gothenburg – 340 kilometers (3 h 58 min)
- Malmö – 483 kilometers (5 h 27 min)
- Linköping – 71 kilometers (1 h 3 min)
- Kiruna – 1437 kilometers (17 h 16 min)