Mariestad is situated approximately 160 miles (257 kilometers) west of Stockholm, the national capital, and approximately 95 miles (153 kilometers) northeast of Gothenburg.
Do visit the Mariestad Cathedral while you are in Mariestad.
When it comes to getting the most out of your vacation, it's worth keeping in mind that Mariestad is just just the start; Vastra Gotaland has been blessed with a treasure-trove of wonderful places to visit. You may also wish to check out Lundsbrunn, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast, and Gullspang 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest.
About 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south of Mariestad is Skovde, a regional city where you can explore Skovde Cultural Centre, Skovde Golf Club and University of Skovde. Make sure you don't head back to Mariestad until you've visited Skovde's VasaPorten and Hertig Johan's Square.
The most rewarding places for travelers to visit when they first arrive in a new town are the ones that provide a picture of the culture. Head to Vastra Gotaland 's art museums.
The wider region has plenty of outdoor options for those with a love of watersports. Swimming and canoeing are just two of the popular choices here.
All things have to end, but be rest assured, when you're ready to leave the region, you'll be leaving with great photos and memories to take home.