Visit Kalmar: Why This Swedish Town Should Be on Your List

Visit Kalmar: Why This Swedish Town Should Be on Your List, Kalmar, Sweden (B)

Ever heard of Kalmar? A town of roughly 37.000 inhabitants nestling on the Swedish East coast. A must-visit if you’re fond of culture, history – and good food. This could be the ideal winter holiday destination. 

Located approximately 3,5 hours by car from Copenhagen and 4,5 hours from Stockholm, Kalmar enjoys a calm and picturesque location on the Swedish East coast, but it wasn’t always so. Shrouded in a rather dramatic history, the city was of vital importance to both Swedes and Danish fighting over land some 400 years ago. It was on the castle of Kalmar, which still stands tall today, that the Kalmar Union was gathered in 1397 (if you don’t know what that is, click here), and a lot of blood has been shed on the grounds surrounding the Medieval town. But let’s take a look at the present city of Kalmar. Compared to the relatively low amount of inhabitants, there are more shops and restaurants here than in any other Swedish city – a stroll through the quite small yet very charming city center is mandatory. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visit Kalmar: Why This Swedish Town Should Be on Your List
Guide Location: Sweden » Kalmar
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Regitse Cecillie Rosenvinge
Read it on Author's Website: http://thecopenhagentraveler.com/visit-kalmar-swedish-town-bucket-list/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Calmar Stadshotell
  • castle of Kalmar
  • Holmgrens
  • Källaren Kronan