Kalmar is a popular summer destination – and it is easy to see why. There are lots of sights and experiences within walking distance, and wherever you are you can feel the closeness to the sea and the history.
Kalmar County museum is found in a big building that once contained Kalmar steam mill. The museum offers exhibitions throughout the year. The biggest exhibition presents the warship “Kronan” that sank at the south coast of Öland 1676. In addition, the museum presents temporary exhibitions on current social and cultural topics.
The history of this legendary castle stretches back over 800 years. Its present appearence dates from the 16th century, when the Vasa kings rebuilt it in the style of a Renaissance palace, with furnishings in the continental manner.
Kalmar is a city surrounded by water. Visit one of Kalmar's beaches, wander around Kalmarsundsleden or canoe in the channels around the city center. Kalmarsundsleden is a biking and hiking trail that passes many interesting and beautiful places along the coast.