Kalmar Slott

Kalmar Slott information

Location
Kalmar , Sweden
More information
www.kalmarslott.kalmar.se
Prices
adult/child Skr120/100
Opening hours
10am-6pm daily Jul–mid-Aug, shorter hours rest of year
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Fairy-tale turrets, a drawbridge, a foul dungeon and secret passages…yes, Kalmar Slott has everything that a proper castle should. This powerful Renaissance building was once the most important in Sweden, and it’s fortified accordingly. It also boasts one of the best-preserved interiors from the period.

For more information, join one of the guided tours , included in the admission price. There are also children’s activities here in summer.

King Erik’s chamber is a real scene-stealer. Erik’s rivalry with his brother Johan caused him to install a secret passage in the loo! There’s also a superb suspended ceiling in the Golden Hall ; mesmerising wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling marquetry in the Chequered Hall ; an elaborate bed , stolen as war booty then carefully vandalised so that no Danish ghosts could haunt it; and a delightful chapel , one of Sweden’s Most Wanted for weddings.