Säby is a small church village in the province of Västmanland. It is the former center for the Säby Parish. It is in the countryside outside of Kolbäck and Västerås and is surrounded by fields. The district that covers the former area of the parish has today a population of around 470, out of which just a small part is living in the church village.
A Short History of Säby
Säby parish has its origins in the Middle Ages with the construction of the church taking place at the turn of the 13th century. The name originates from the fact that it is the village at the lake. With lake, they mean the bay of Freden.
Things to Do and See
When you look over the field, the bay of Freden might be visible in the distance. The bay connects the area around the village with Lake Mälaren. For anyone looking for more urban experiences, the town of Västerås is only a short drive away.
The church from the 14th century is the most prominent building in the village. In fact, there’s not so much more for visitors to see. The church is today a part of Hallstahammar-Kolbäck Congregation. The clock tower was added in the 18th century, with two clocks from the Middle Ages.
How to Get to Säby
Flights: The closest airports are Stockholm Västerås Airport (VST), 25 kilometers away, which has mostly low-cost carriers. In addition, there is Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN), 125 kilometers away with both domestic and international flights.
Car: Säby is along road 56 between the E18 and Eskilstuna.
Bus: Local and regional buses from VL connect Säby with the surrounding region.
Train: The closest train station is in nearby Kolbäck to where there are trains from Eskilstuna, Linköping, Sala, and Västerås.
The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:
Stockholm – 125 kilometers (1h 22min) Gothenburg – 372 kilometers (4h 19min) Malmö – 593 kilometers (6h 8min) Linköping – 173 kilometers (2h 9min) Kiruna – 1223 kilometers (13h 46min)
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