Living in Töreboda municipality
Most everything is close by in Töreboda and getting home is easy. Never any need to stand in line, and it’s easy to take the train, enjoy the big city buzz and get back home the same evening. And all in a sustainable, eco-friendly way with the train as your nearest neighbor.
Töreboda municipality has plenty of charming locations to settle down in. In addition to central Töreboda, there are Moholm, Älgarås, Slätte and Halna all close to forests and nature. People enjoy day-to-day life here.
You can reach Skövde, our nearest city, in 18 minutes by train. Gothenburg is around 90 minutes away, and Stockholm two hours. There’s an expanded timetable with several train departures almost every hour.
Travel by bus or car between Töreboda and Mariestad takes around 20 minutes.
Dreaming of studies? Then you’re spoiled for choice
If you’re planning to study, Töreboda is an excellent place to settle down and live in. By train, it’s easy to reach the University of Skövde, Örebro University, Jönköping University and the universities and colleges in Gothenburg and Stockholm. Where will you find your dream studies?
Moving to Töreboda
It’s easy to understand why people choose to move to Töreboda. You can stay here and have the Göta Canal as your living room. Beautiful natural scenery, interesting local history and thriving associations make it easy to choose Töreboda as a place to call your own.
Lerlyckan – living close to the Göta Canal
In Lerlyckan, you can build your dream home alongside the canal. Töreboda municipality has released lots in the new Lerlyckan subdivision. With the Göta Canal as your neighbor, you’re close to both history and nature. Lerlyckan is offering lots for single-family and multi-family homes. What will you choose?
There’s a place for people young and old. Thriving associations and a gloriously keen entrepreneurial spirit offer many possibilities for people who want to be active.
Our values are Growth, Security and Together, and we believe anything is possible: where there’s a will, there’s a way. Are you thinking about starting your own business? In Töreboda, there are many different opportunities for companies large and small. We’ll be glad to help you find contacts.
Thriving associations create great opportunities for you and your children to develop, grow and build stable foundations. The proximity to nature creates a healthy environment, and the security a small town like Töreboda has to offer not only attracts families with children, but also seniors. Töreboda is a great place to put down roots!
Living in the forest
Do you dream of life at a slower pace and no stress? If you prioritize a quiet environment and plenty of space, Töreboda municipality is the place for you. Everything is nearby. You can easily find a single-family home in the middle of the forest just a few minutes’ drive from the town of Töreboda with its many shops.
If your preferred means of transportation is a bicycle, then the town of Töreboda is perfect. You can easily cycle or walk around the entire town. At the same time, you can always choose to hop on a train or bus for longer excursions.
Working in Töreboda
There are many companies large and small to work for in Töreboda municipality. The municipality is the employer with the most employees. We also have big, well-known companies like Daloc, Moelven Töreboda, Källbergs Industri, Baltic Safety Products, Cleano Production, Coor, Westerstrand and more.
If you’re planning to start your own business, there are several ways to buy, build or rent a suitable premises for your business. We’ll be happy to help you find contacts to move things forward.
The Töreboda spirit
There’s a strong sense of community among businesses and private individuals alike. Asking each other for help and getting it comes easy. In Töreboda municipality, we create growth together. Töreboda is a five-minute town; everything is nearby.
Work at Volvo – live in Töreboda
The Volvo Group’s new battery factory is planned for the outskirts of our neighboring Mariestad municipality, and it will bring thousands of new jobs to our area. Töreboda is only 13 kilometers from the factory. Head west when you leave the town center and you’ll be at the factory site within 12 minutes. If you choose to commute by bus, the same conditions and short distances apply.
Settle in Töreboda – many ways to commute
Live in Töreboda and work wherever you like. No matter where you’re headed, a commute is always short from Töreboda, be it to Mariestad, Skövde or the rest of Skaraborg. There are also excellent opportunities to commute to Gothenburg and Stockholm during the day.
Next stop, Töreboda
Our excellent connections and strategic location on the map help you create unique opportunities for your company in Töreboda. You’ll have room to grow, and the railroad makes commuting and goods haulage easy. With Töreboda as your base, you can not only hire people from around Skaraborg, but also find specialist skills further afield as the railroad shortens travel times and offers a sustainable commute for your employees.
Education in Töreboda
Preschools in Töreboda
We seek to create the best conditions for the school through play and educational support. We provide your child with the best conditions for lifelong learning through our programs and alert personnel.
Töreboda municipality has six preschools for children aged 1–5 years, namely Kastanjen, Kornknarren, Syrenen and Bergmansgården in the town of Töreboda, Tallkotten’s preschool in Moholm and Näckrosen’s preschool in Älgarås.
Schools, grades 1–9 in Töreboda
Töreboda municipality seeks to provide all pupils with safe, secure schooling. Töreboda has five municipal elementary schools and one independent school. We focus on creating a safe, secure environment for every pupil that provides good conditions for life. We do this in a creative, stimulating environment with alert adults who promote development and learning in every pupil. Together, we create knowledge for life.
Kilenskolan is a school for grades 1–3 located in Töreboda. It’s close to nature and the Töreshov sports facility where there’s an ice rink, soccer fields and a bandy rink. The school has a dining hall, sports hall and school library.
Björkängsskolan is a school with classes for grades 4 to 6. The school is located in the town of Töreboda within easy walking distance to the indoor pool and library. The Loftet after-school center also belongs to Björkängsskolan.
Centralskolan is the municipal school for grades 7–9. Staff and pupils work in teams. Each team includes pupils from grades 7–9. The school also has a sports hall, swimming pool and a school of the arts on campus.
Located in Moholm, the elementary school houses teachers from preschool up to grade 6. The school’s vision is “a school for all children, where every pupil should feel safe, curious and eager to learn”.
We want to create the very best school for each individual child. With the aid of digital and analog learning tools together with new research and proven experience, we seek to encourage every pupil to develop their full potential. The school maintains good relations with parents and guardians, and great cooperation with the parent-teacher association. The school has a big school yard and green space, with an obstacle course, bandy rink, play fortress, swings and full-size soccer fields. We also have access to a school forest within walking distance of the school.
A small grades 1–6 school where nature is just around the corner.
The school’s vision is “a school for all children, where every pupil should feel safe, curious and eager to learn”. All staff members take this approach.
We want to create the very best school for each individual child. With the aid of digital and analog learning tools together with new research and proven experience, we seek to encourage every pupil to develop their full potential. The school maintains good relations with parents and guardians, and great cooperation with the parent-teacher association. The school has a big school yard and green space, with an obstacle course, bandy rink, zip line, swings and soccer field.
Fredsberg’s Independent School
The school is located six kilometers north of Töreboda. The school is located next to a grove and is within walking distance of the Göta Canal. It teaches from preschool class up to and including sixth grade. The school also offers its pupils a place at its after-school center.
Töreboda municipality runs five after-school centers and there is one that is run by Fredsberg’s Independent School together with an evening after-school center.
- Kilenskolan has after-school care for children in grades 1–3
- Björkängsskolan has after-school care for children in grades 4–6
- Moholm’s School has after-school care for children in grades 1-6
- Älgarås school has after-school care for children in grades 1–6
- Fredsberg’s Independent School after-school care
- Evening after-school center
After-school center for pupils attending special education elementary school
Töreboda School of the Arts– a place to develop
The school teaches musical instruments, solo and choral singing, dance and drama/theater. As of 2022, a Film & Media program is open to grades 6–9, as is the Carousel program where first grade pupils get to try out multiple instruments in the company of their guardians. There are many different possibilities and ensembles to join and play in. A warm welcome awaits you.
The Gold Mine
The Gold Mine – a sustainable place where reflections, creativity and development are top priority. The Gold Mine is a paradise for creative people striving for a sustainable future. It’s the place for creating new, innovative products. The Gold Mine is a reuse and creative resource center that connects the business community, education and innovation in a fun, creative way. Our educational resource center is aimed at preschool and elementary school children, pupils and educators. By using creative materials and digital technology, children and adults can collaborate to develop their interest and knowledge in science, technology, mathematics, programming and various forms of creative work.
Here, materials enjoy new life through novel, creative forms and applications. The materials we provide do not represent right or wrong, but encourage accepting the challenges of lifelong learning. We seek to stimulate the development of entrepreneurial skills and encourage innovative solutions where people dare to think outside frameworks and stereotypes. We encourage encounters between people, materials and the environment.
The Gold Mine forms part of Töreboda municipality’s sustainability efforts and we endeavor to help reduce the consumption of materials and increase recycling/reuse.
If you live in Töreboda, it’s easy to commute to nearby high schools in Mariestad, Skövde and the rest of Skaraborg. Information about admission rules and how to apply for high school places can be found on the Utbildning Skaraborg website (in Swedish).
Naturbruk Sötåsen – for people looking to work with animals and nature
Naturbruk Sötåsen is a vocational high school that focuses on natural resource management. It is located outside Töreboda and is run by Region Västra Götaland. The natural resource management program is suitable for people looking to combine theory with practice and who love animals and nature. We equip our students to become tomorrow’s natural resource users through access to digital technology, modern machinery, simulators and excellent premises. Sötåsen offers boarding school places. Organic, sustainable use of natural resources with approved animal husbandry and large-scale organic horticulture. We also have a dog training facility and an animal building that houses everything from snakes and reptiles to rodents and birds. In other words, Sötåsen has just about everything animals and nature have to offer.
Kanalskolan is responsible for all municipal adult education in Töreboda. You can read more about Kanalskolan on its website or contact the Vice Chancellor for guidance on the course best suited to you.
Things to do in Töreboda
Lina ferry – Sweden’s smallest regular ferry
The Lina ferry crosses the Göta Canal in Töreboda during the summer months. The ferry is pulled by hand and the short crossing takes only 20–25 seconds. Lina is well visited by many tourists and carries local residents daily. This unique ferry route was started in 1919 by retired engine driver Oskar Lindhult. Initially, the crossing was made using a simple rowboat, but from the end of the 1930s skipper Färje-Karl was granted permission to run a rope across the canal, following which a special vessel could be built and put to use. In 2019, the ferry crossing celebrated its centenary.
The Göta Canal – Sweden’s blue riband
The Göta Canal is an essential part of Töreboda municipality, attracting many visitors every year, both afloat and ashore. The Göta Canal’s beautiful natural setting offers many places for excellent day trips. Baltzar von Platen’s magnificent masterpiece linking the North Sea with the Baltic was inaugurated in 1832. By then, around 58,000 Swedish soldiers using iron-tipped shovels had spent 22 years digging through rock, moraine and clay. From end to end, the canal is 190 km long, of which 87 km were excavated. Lanthöjden is located close to Vassbacken in Töreboda municipality. At 91.5 meters above sea level, it is the Göta Canal’s highest point. An obelisk was raised here in the 1820s to commemorate King Karl XIII, who was on the throne when canal construction began. In Hajstorp on September 23, 2022, we celebrated the Göta Canal’s second centenary since it opened for traffic on the western route.
Töreboda – the center of time
Töreboda has one of Sweden’s best known clock makers, Westerstrand Urfabrik. You can find its clocks in many public spaces, such as train stations and sporting scoreboards. When the Western mainline railroad was built between Gothenburg and Stockholm in the mid-1800s, Töreboda became an important regional center. Since there was no coordinated time covering the whole of Sweden, it was difficult to keep a uniform timetable for the trains. Rumor has it that Swedish standard time was linked to Töreboda’s latitude. Coordinated time was introduced for the whole of Sweden, and Töreboda’s time had come.
Phone, switchboard: +46 (0)506-180 00
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SE-545 30 Töreboda, SWEDEN