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Örebro is a small, historical city in Sweden situated between Oslo, Gothenburg, and Stockholm. It is the self proclaimed "natural logistical centre of Scandinavia". Also it is home to one of Scandinavia's first water towers.
South towards Gothenburg, Malmö
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From Järntorget, take bus 22 in the direction of Mariebergs until the stop Mariebergs Köpcentrum. Across the street from the bus stop is an American car dealership with a petrol station just next to it. This petrol station's accessibility to motorists going either north or south on the motorway in combination with its distance from the city centre make it the best location for getting out of the city with someone who is going a reasonable distance.
Locals say a decent amount of traffic goes directly to Malmö from here using E20 to 50 (Askersund-Motala-Mjölby) to E4.
You can also go to Södra station (the south train station in the city center, something about 800 meters south from the main station). There on the street Östra bangatan, you have a busstop where you can stand and the cars going south can stop. Here it is recommendable to have a sign. Another place in the city centre is at Kungsgatan. The street Änggatan is leaving from Södra station. Follow that street approximately 500 meters. When you come to the bigger street called Kungsgatan, go right. After 200 meters, just after the traffic lights, you reach a bus-stop where you the cars can stop.
If you can find someone who will take you to Brändåsen, a big petrol station in the direcction Askersund, about 30 kilometers from Örebro. It is a place where many cars and trucks stops on the way south. It is not recommendable if you want to go to Gothenburg but for the southeastern part of sweden is is good. You can also reach it by bus 841 that leaves from Resecentrum (busstation beside the trainstation) and also passes the busstop at Södra station, a few times every day. The ride is about 70 kronor. Note that you can not pay in cash at the bus. You need to buy ticket at resecentrum.
East in the direction of Stockholm
Go to the main train station. The big road in front of the station is Östra bangatan. With the station building in your back, turn left on the Östra bangatan. Follow the road about 1000 meters and you will have a petrol station on the right side. It is the last petrol station before the exit to the highway. Just after the crossing you have also a bus-stop where you can stand. This place is also good for any direction in the north of Sweden.
At Eurostop in Örebro there's a lot of cars going to Stockholm. When I tried it together with another hitchhiker going south he came back and said that everyone is going to Stockholm and I found a ride before even finishing my sign. Don't know how to get there by public transportation though. Perhaps someone living in Örebro can fill that information in.