In Kalmar there are lots of sights and experiences within walking distance.
A real castle, an exhibition about a war ship that sunk in the 1600's and a spectacular art museum - just to mention a few. Wherever you are you can feel the closeness to the sea and the presence of history.
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 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.
This exhibition is the County Museum’s flagship. Experience the thrilling account of Sweden's most impressive ship during its period as a great power, a ship that exploded and sank in 1676 and was rediscovered in 1980.
The medieval center of Kalmar, known today as the Old Town, lies right next to Kalmar Castle. It still has many well-preserved 17th- and 18th-century buildings and is an inviting cultural and historical quarter.