Vallby, Södermanland, Exploring Sweden

Vallby, Södermanland – Exploring Sweden

Vallby is a small settlement in Eskistuna Municipality, a part of Södermanland County in eastern Sweden. This was, together with its church, once the center of the local parish.

A Short History of Vallby

Vallby Parish had its origins in the Middle Ages and its church dates to the 12th century. This was for centuries the center of social and religious life in the area. That was until the Swedish Municipal Reform of 1862. This was the time when the responsibilities of the parish were split between the new civic government of Vallby Municipality and the church congregation. The municipality was 90 years later in 1952 incorporated into Kalfjärden Municipality, which in turn became a part of Eskilstuna Municipality in 1971. The church congregation is since 1995 a part of the Kalfjärden Congregation.

Things to Do and See

This is a rural area just north of the city of Eskilstuna. The old parish church towers over the fields with its high tower. It is quite unchallenged in regards to being the most prominent building in the area.

Vallby Church

The parish church is a white stone church that was built in the early years of the 12th century. It is believed that it replaced an older wooden chapel. The church is today one of six churches that is making up the Kalfjärden Congregation within the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sweden. The other churches within the congregation are Barva, Hammarby, Jäder, Kjula, and Sundby.

How to Get to Vallby

  • Flights: The nearest airport is Stockholm Västerås Airport (VST) 56 kilometers to the north. Sweden’s largest airport, Stockholm Arlanda (ARN), is 139 kilometers to the east.
  • Car: Vallby is on countryside roads to the north of Eskilstuna.
  • Bus: Buses from Sörmlandstrafiken connect Vallby with the surrounding area.
  • Train: The closest train station is in Eskilstuna.

The driving distance from 5 major Swedish cities, according to Google Maps:

  • Stockholm – 110 kilometers (1 h 15 min)
  • Gothenburg – 376 kilometers (4 h 20 min)
  • Malmö – 573 kilometers (6 h 20 min)
  • Linköping – 160 kilometers (2 h 20 min)
  • Kiruna – 1276 kilometers (13 h 50 min)

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