Tystberga is a locality in Nyköping Municipality in the province of Södermanland. It is a settlement that has developed around the former railway station and this mostly residential rural area today houses around 900 inhabitants. The trains might no longer stop here, but this locality in eastern Sweden has survived and has today easy access to the highway E4 between Nyköping and Vagnhärad.
A Short History of Tystberga
The railway from Järna to Nyköping was completed in 1913, which connected this rural part of Sweden with the rest of the country. The final extension of the line was completed in 1915 when it reached Åby north of Norrköping. The settlement developed around the new station. The local fire station opened in 1935 after a fire in a local house. The fire station has since been manned by volunteers. A hard blow to the locality came in 1972 when the passenger trains ceased to stop in Tystberga.
Things to Do and See
The main landmarks here in the area are the church and the water tower. The surrounding area with its many small countryside roads that are perfect for hiking and cycling also includes many other sights. There is the natural beauty at Stendörren Nature Reserve, there is the glamorous life around Nynäs Castle, and the many rural churches watching out across the water of small lakes.
How to Get to Tystberga
- Flights: Stockholm Skavsta Airport (NYO) is 25 kilometers to the west.
- Car: Tystberga is along Road E4 between Nyköping and Vagnhärad.
- Bus: Buses from Sörmlandstrafiken connect Tystberga with the surrounding region.
The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:
- Stockholm – 87 kilometers (1 h 4 min)
- Gothenburg – 388 kilometers (4 h 15 min)
- Malmö – 532 kilometers (5 h 41 min)
- Linköping – 121 kilometers (1 h 21 min)
- Kiruna – 1318 kilometers (15 h 21 min)