Must-see attractions in Sweden

  • U
    Uppsala konstmuseum

    Located at the Uppsala Slott entrance marked E, Uppsala Art Museum displays Swedish and international modern and contemporary art and ceramics, as well as…

  • L
    Länsresidenset i Malmö

    Although the bones of this attractive building on Stortorget were built in the 1600s, its stuccoed facade dates from 1849. The building is owned by the…

  • H

    This riverside museum 2km west of the city has fine examples of Bronze Age rock carvings outside and historical artifacts relating to the period inside…

  • F

    Swedish filmmaking began in Kristianstad, so it’s appropriate that Filmmuseet, one of Sweden’s few film museums, is based here. That said, the…

  • Ö

    The grassy area outside the city wall known as the East Graves is a popular spot for jousts during Medeltidsveckan – and a great spot for photographers.

  • K
    Kalmar Sjöfartsmuseum

    Ah-har, me hearties! Salty sea dogs should line up for this eccentric collection of seafaring memorabilia, with bottled ships, foghorns and all sorts of…

  • A

    Sweden’s oldest wooden church is the stocky Amiralitetskyrkan, with a gorgeous pastel interior. Outside, the wooden statue Old Rosenbom raises his hat to…

  • Ö

    This former city-wall gate near Östergravar is a good way to enter the city, as it puts you at the higher elevations, allowing you to walk your way down…

  • Ö
    Östergötlands Länsmuseum

    Has a decent European art collection (Cranach’s painting of Eden, Original Sin, is wonderful, with a smiling Eve twiddling her toes), and Swedish art…

  • V
    Västerviks Museum

    Displays at this museum, just north of the tourist office, cover the town’s history. You’ll also find Unos Torn, an 18m-high lookout tower with…

  • S
    Smedbyn i Huskvarna

    This atmospheric little lane of Falu-red houses converted into primarily private galleries and craft boutiques, all selling their wares, makes for an…

  • B
    Bror Hjorth’s House

    Bror Hjorth’s House, the studio of beloved local artist Bror Hjorth (1894–1968), is jam-packed with Hjorth’s charming paintings and sculptures. Hosts…

  • T

    Torsburgen, 9km north of Ljugarn, is a partly walled hill fort (the largest in Scandinavia) measuring 5km around its irregular perimeter.

  • F
    Falsterbo Museum

    Little Falsterbo Museum, at the southern tip of the peninsula, is a pleasing jumble: a small Naturum, old shops and smithies, WWII mines and the remains…

  • O
    Old Town Prison Museum

    You can visit the small and creepy old town prison in the basement of Clarion Hotel Bilan, with original cells and prisoners’ letters.

  • E
    Europa and the Bull

    In Stora Torg, the main square, stands Carl Milles’ sculptural fountain Europa and the Bull, with the characteristically buff mermen with somewhat scary…

  • L

    Latinskolan, next to Sankta Maria Kyrka, is a late-15th-century brick building and the oldest preserved school in Scandinavia.

  • S
    St Nikolai Kyrka

    Medieval attractions in Halmstad include the lovely 14th-century church St Nikolai Kyrka. Frequent music events are held here in summer; check the…

  • R

    The city hall, dating from 1546, has undergone some notable renovations. It's used for administrative and civil functions and not open for visitors, as…

  • S
    Ströms Hembygdsförenings

    Wander around the 20 old buildings that make up this outdoor community museum down by the water. On site, Cafe Tomten serves up coffee, tea and snacks.