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City break in Kalmar. Active leisure ideas for Kalmar - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Kalmar 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 interesting collection of artifacts. Walls of the castle are an excellent viewing point perfect for admiring the nearby areas and a striking sea panorama. The castle is built on a hill, so it offers a truly mesmerizing view. Moreover, there is a large park, which was founded in the 19th century, not far from the castle. It is a wonderful place to spot not only century-old trees but also exotic plants. In the evening, various performances, concerts, and parties take place in the park.
Just like in many countries in Northern Europe, the Swedish city of Kalmar has a simple national cuisine. That being said, despite quite simple ingredients, local food is very delicious and … Open
Kalmar has its own football team - Kalmar FF. To give the football club a home arena, Guldfågeln Arena was built in the city in 2011. It is a modern sports complex that can accommodate up to 12 thousand visitors. Currently, this is one of the newest stadiums in the city. From time to time, it hosts not only games with the local football team but also bigger events, such as events of the European level. Local people like sports competitions, so if you want to visit some game, it is better to buy tickets in advance.
If an idea of walking among long stalls and looking at interesting items sounds appealing, don’t forget to visit Marche Couvert. This is a popular market that attracts farmers from all nearby regions. They offer locally produced goods at the market, such as dairy products and vegetables. However, visitors will also find many other interesting items, including souvenirs and memorable goods. The market is open in the Old Town, so a visit to Marche Couvert is also a wonderful opportunity to explore the nearby old buildings. Copyright
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
Salvestaden is a unique complex that is located not far from Kalmar. This is a small copy of a medieval town – the one that actually was located on the same site until the 17th century but then was, unfortunately, destroyed. Besides an exciting excursion that covers the history of this place, Salvestaden’s visitors can participate in unique master-classes: they can learn how to make bread and basic household items or try to master the art of archery; visitors can learn how to draw paintings in medieval style, put on traditional outfits of that time, and even participate in a feast or a knight tournament.
If you are looking for a place to swim, Kalmar’s beaches are the best place to visit. There are beaches on several islands, but they almost don’t have differences. These are sandy and rocky beaches with transparent water and clean bottom. That being said, don’t expect to find a well-developed infrastructure because local people prefer to visit swimming pools and manmade lakes. Curious travelers may also find it interesting to explore the beaches of Öland Island. For this purpose, you will need to cross Klamar Strait by using the Öland Bridge. Beaches of Öland are mostly sandy, flat, and have clean water. There are also several recreational centers in the area.
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
During your stay on Öland Island, don’t forget to visit the ruins of Borgholm Castle. Many years ago, it was a glorious complex. Nowadays, only ruins of the castle remind of its past. Nevertheless, do not neglect to visit this landmark because the castle is built on a hill and offers a breathtaking view of the island, strait, and the Öland Bridge. One more landmark of the island, Solliden Palace, is located nearby. This palace is a summer residence of the royal Swedish family. Solliden Palace is particularly renowned for its magnificent park. It is an incredibly charming and peaceful place that is perfect for an unhurried walk. Moreover, maybe you will get a glimpse of nobles who also admire the shadowy parkways.
Kalmar Castle, Kalmar Neighborhoods of Öland and Kalmar have always attracted archeologists because there were settlements of prehistoric people in this part of the country. Stora Alvaret is one of these sites. This landmark is protected by UNESCO. It is a barren limestone terrace with fabulous ornaments formed by nature. The area is famous for its unique flora and fauna, as well as the abundance of endemics. More than that, two ancient cemeteries were discovered at the site. Note that there are special rules for visitors of Stora Alvaret to protect the natural and historic landmarks of the region.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Kalmar and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Kalmar

Harrys Kalmar
Where: Norra Långgatan 7, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-424230; More info:;
Krögers Pub & Restaurant
Where: Larmtorget 7, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-26550;
Lilla Puben
Where: Larmgatan 24, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-422422;
Where: Larmtorget 4, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-493776; More info:;
Pipes Of Scotland
Where: Stortorget 14, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-496909; More info:;
K.m/sportsbar Seven
Where: Storgatan 24, Kalmar; Telephone: +46 (0) 480-411800;
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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
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Amusement parks near Kalmar
♥   Amusement park 'Öland Zoo' Färjestaden, 7.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Astrid Lindgren World' Vimmerby, 116.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Kalmar - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Kalmar - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Kalmar?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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