Sweden's fifth largest and one of the oldest towns is home to the Steam Hotel. Västerås, with its funky diaereses (marks placed over vowels), is not on the list of the most typical tourist destinations, but that may very well change in the near future.
The city has the largest lakeside port in Sweden, which, apart from its commercial activities, has a vibrant section with bars and restaurants. And while industrial zones used to have a bad connotation when it came to tourism, the city is slowly turning its heritage into awe-inspiring places.
Steam Hotel is no exception. In fact, it's the prime example of how to turn a former industrial building into something cool and creative.
The 100 years old building is a historical monument that opened its doors to hotel guests in 2017. It functioned as a steam power plant to supply Sweden's energy grid in its former life.