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Introducing Växjö

A venerable old market town, Växjö (vak-choo, with the ‘ch’ sound pronounced as in the Scottish ‘loch’), in Kronobergs län, is an important stop for Americans seeking their Swedish roots. In mid-August, Karl Oscar Days commemorates the mass 19th-century emigration from the area, and the Swedish-American of the year is chosen. The town’s glass museum, packed with gorgeous works of art and plenty of history, is another highlight.