If the summer, the pandemic (and political) situation means well with us, then we can look forward to the Saab Festival 2022. The car brand from Trollhättan is 75 years old, the fans and that Saab Museum to celebrate. The international festival could be the Saab event of the year. For all those who have not yet booked their stay in Sweden, it is high time.
The Saab Festival is the major tourist event in the region in the pre-season. Due to the pandemic situation in recent years, hotels and restaurants are dependent on international guests. In Sweden, too, things have not been particularly smooth for this branch of the economy. The Saab Festival, which was last canceled for 2021, is more than just a small ray of hope.
Hotels in Trollhattan
During the three days of the festival, Trollhättan is full of Saab fans and the streets look just like the old days when cars rolled off the assembly lines in Stallbacka. Almost at least, because the general Saab density has decreased noticeably in Sweden and Trollhättan.
Getting a hotel room in Trollhättan for the festival is next to impossible. The pros book a year in advance and you won't find a room between June 10th and 12th. This is not particularly tragic, however, because there are still a few free capacities in the surrounding area.
Recommended is the region of Vänersborg and Uddevalla, where you might find something. The traffic connections in the direction of Trollhättan are excellent, you can quickly cross the Göta Älv and be there in a few minutes.
The Stallbackabron, the bridge over the Göta Älv from Vänersborg, is one of the longest and highest in Sweden at 1382 meters and allows a magnificent view of the former Saab factory when crossing.
Sweden ferry via Kiel
The ferry connection is recommended for a relaxed journey Kiel-Gothenburg. The ferry covers the distance to Sweden at night, in the morning you climb into the Saab and start to Trollhättan.
The Stena Line is always well booked by festival visitors, you are guaranteed to meet like-minded people. It is important to book the ferry ticket now at the latest. In February the prices are still relatively low, in the course of the season they develop enormously upwards.
Via Landvetter to Trollhättan
For those who have tight deadlines, there is the alternative of arriving via Landvetter Airport. Gothenburg Airport is well connected to the international network, rental cars should be booked in advance. Because Landvetter is relatively manageable according to the German understanding and the capacities are limited.
After all, you can save a lot of time by plane, but then you don't drive a Saab to Trollhättan. You will look in vain for a Saab car rental company that could make Saab-affine audiences happy. He would be well booked in festival times.