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Treehouse set 13 metres above a Swedish public park, with rope ladder access only.
Treehouse in the middle of central city park
The Woodpecker hotel is another brainchild of Mikael Genberg, artist and innovator of this hotel and its sister, the underwater Utter Inn on nearby lake Malaren.
Thirteen metres is a long way up any tree, let alone a 130 year oak tree in the central park of Västerås near Stockholm, Sweden. Reached via a sturdy, but wobbly rope ladder the platform has an impressive view of the park below and out to the lake beyond. Pull up the rope ladder and you retire to find the treehouse well thought out and equipped.
While you need a head for heights to climb the rope ladder the property itself is on a very sturdy platform with a great vantage point over the people below you.
From an IKEA (or Hästens?) bed with duvet, heater and cooking facilities to the most valued of all items when you're at the top of a tree, a toilet, Mikael has thought out your needs. There are even a few books in a small library.
The Woodpecker has recently been completely refurbished and remains popular during the summer months. We recommend you talk to the Västerås tourism team of Pernilla, Sara, Jonna or Kristin to find out when there is availability.
Västerås has direct flights from Stansted in the UK and the hotel is a 10 minute taxi ride from the airport to the docks. The town itself is very pleasant and has plenty of shops and restaurants worthy of a weekend visit.
Västerås is under an hour from central Stockholm, where you can connect to the train from the main airport of Arlanda. If you're visiting the area, there is a lot to do.
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