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This is a port town located in the southern part of the country. Kalmar occupies the territory of several islands that are connected through a system of bridges. This makes this place quite unusual for tourists and, thus, Kalmar is visited by larger number of guests year after year. The total length of bridges estimates 6,700 meters; currently Kalmar is a large center of shipbuilding and food industry.
Kalmar is a city with a rich history. In the past, it played an important role in protecting the region from foreign invaders. Kalmar was also an important center of trade because the city … Open
Kalmar Castle is known as the main historical monument of the town. Every day the halls of the castle greet new visitors who have come to attend an excursion. The room of Erik XIV Vasa is considered the most beautiful. The walls of the room are decorated with elegant wall plateau with finest crafts. In the rooms you will also see old furniture and fantastic details of the interior. The castle will amaze you by the large number of secret passages, original halls and unparalleled atmosphere of the medieval times. Besides the fact the castle has been totally turned into a museum, some of its halls are opened to conduct banquets and conferences. Quite often here take place various concerts and cultural events. The town is surrounded by park that was founded yet in 1880. Here you can see different exotic plants, many of which are totally uncommon for this region. Each evening fascinating music performances take place in the park.
One more important place of interest of Kalmar is Cathedral – the building of the beginning of the 17th century built in baroque style. Marine Museum and Kalmar Museum of Arts are the most visited museums of this town. The first museum will provide you with interesting information about industrial and military history of the city, while the second one will get you acquainted with magnificent works of famous painters. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Kalmar is one of the oldest cities in Sweden. First mentions of Kalmar date back to the 11th century. Archeological excavations prove that ancient people appeared in the region during the … Open
One more interesting fact about Kalmar – all bridges in the city are in private ownership of local people, so now each bridge is decorated with a plate featuring the name of the owner.

The city has a very interesting open-air Kalmar County Museum, which will be interesting for a family visit. It takes guests to a unique atmosphere of the Middle Ages. The museum is built as a model of a medieval city, which was completely destroyed in the 17th century. In each of the buildings of the museum, there is a collection of interesting historical exhibits. Also, various events for visitors are held here. Everyone can try on national costumes, learn how to shoot arrows, cook bread according to old recipes and even take part in a knight tournament.
Kalmar Castle The world-famous bridge Aland, is the longest road bridge in Sweden, is located in Kalmar. Its length is 6,072 meters. It connects the city with the island of Åland. A trip along this bridge will be an unforgettable adventure. On the island, there are also many interesting sights and entertainments for travelers. The main historical objects are windmills, which were built on the island in the 17th century. Some of them are currently in a dilapidated state, while others were perfectly preserved to the present day.
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In Kalmar, tourists should definitely visit the main symbol of the city – an ancient castle that once protected Kalmar from invaders. Nowadays, this is a large museum with a very … Open
The Borgholm Castle is also located on the island. So far, only a few fragments of this once majestic building have survived. After admiring the ruins of the castle, you can appreciate the nearby Solliden Palace, which is the summer residence of the royal family. Not far from these historical places are the intriguing archaeological areas. Here, researchers discovered artifacts that are more than 8,000 years old.
Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar Fans of walks in historical places will be invited to visit the plate of Stora Alvaret, where two ancient cemeteries were discovered by researchers. The limestone plateau is not only an appealing historical place, but also amazing nature. A few years ago, it was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
1. Travelers who are not citizens of the European Union need a visa to enter the country. The visa can be obtained at a Swedish embassy or in a travel agency. It is better to apply for a … Open
Every year on the island, the harvest festival of Scarefest is held, during which the best achievements are represented by farmers from all around. During the festival, there are fairs, various gastronomic and entertainment events. At this time, you can buy a lot of rare national delicacies. The center of the celebration is the city of Borgholm.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Kalmar
♥   Castle 'Kalmar Castle Sweden' , 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gråborg Fort' , 14.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ismantorp Fortress' , 19 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Solliden Palace' , 27.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Borgholm Castle' , 28.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Kalmar
♥   National Park 'Blå Jungfrun' , 70 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Norra Kvill' , 130.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Sweden: things to see

The oldest church in Laplandia, Jukkasjärvi, is located not far away from Kiruna. The wooden building was constructed yet in 1608. A hundred years later the church was reconstructed. After that the church got a new altar, and in the end of the eighteenth century an organ was installed there. The church is an important historic landmark, and its inner design is no less precious as it was made by famous Swedish masters. … Open
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