Welcome to Alingsås
Alingsås was founded in 1619 by Gustav II Adolf. How long you’ve been able to enjoy a cup of coffee at one of the many cafés in the town is less clear. Nor is it clear how important Jonas Alströmer, a pioneer of agriculture who was born in Alingsås, was in popularising potatoes in Sweden but he probably played a big role. One thing we do know for sure is that the station building was built in the 1850s and designed by A.W Edelsvärd.