Top Choice Museum in Kalmar

Kalmar Länsmuseum

The highlight of this fine museum, in an old steam mill by the harbour, are finds from the 17th-century flagship Kronan. The ship exploded and sank just before a battle in 1676, with the loss of almost 800 men. It w…
Top Choice Castle in Kalmar

Kalmar Slott

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 f…
Church in Kalmar


Home to a spectacular pulpit, the baroque Domkyrkan was designed by Tessin, King Karl X Gustav’s favourite architect.
Museum in Kalmar

Kalmar Konstmuseum

The striking Kalmar Konstmuseum, in the park near the Kalmar Slott, dishes out brilliant temporary exhibitions featuring local and global art-scene ‘It’ kids.
Museum in Kalmar

Kalmar Sjöfartsmuseum

Houses an eccentric maritime collection, with bottled ships, foghorns and things made out of knots and armadillos.
Gardens in Kalmar

Krusenstiernska Gården

Krusenstiernska Gården is a stuck-in-time 19th-century middle-class home around 500m from the entrance to Kalmar Slott. Tours of the house are on the hour, but entry to the beautiful gardens and cafe is free.