The history of this legendary castle goes back 800 years. For a long time, Kalmar Castle was an important fortification and known as the key to the kingdom because of its strategical location.
Kalmar Castle is located on Slottsholmen by Slottsfjärden, where the medieval Kalmar harbor was located. It has played a crucial role in Sweden's history ever since the castle was erected at the end of the 12th century. During Knut Eriksson's time, a castle, a round fortification tower, was built…
“Kalmar Castle is located at Slottsholmen near Slottsfjärden, where the medieval harbor lay. It has played a decisive role in Sweden's history since the castle began to be built in the end of the 1100s. During Knut Eriksson's time, a castle was built around a fortification tower. In the 1280s,…
“Very good, go find out more about the ship 'Kronan'. Some say this is better than the Vasa museum in Stockholm!”
“Unique nature on the whole island. Birdwatching the year around. Flora and rare insects during summer.”
“Just a block away you have a wonderful garden with a café. Take a wonderful break from the sightseeing in the old town to sit down with a traditional swedish "fika" or ice cream. ”
“The place for swimming, picknick, outdoor barbeque or just relaxing with friends. ”
“Kalmar Art Museum is right next to the castle peninsula and the city park, it’s a private regional art museum in Kalmar, with Kalmar Art Association as the main man. The museum was founded in 1942, and in 2008 an additional museum building was built in the Park. Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 12-17 Wednsdays 12-20 weekends 11-16 ”