Top Choice Castle in Kalmar

Kalmar Slott

Fairy-tale turrets, a drawbridge, a foul dungeon and secret passages…Kalmar Slott has everything that a proper castle should. This dominant Renaissance stronghold was once the most important building in the land and…
Top Choice Museum in Kalmar

Kalmar läns museum

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…
Museum in Kalmar

World of Dinosaurs

Kids go gaga for the massive monsters of the past in this gargantuan indoor Dino Museum about 10km west of Kalmar. While it's not quite Jurassic Park and some of the Sauropod's feel distinctly plasticky, the museum'…
Gardens in Kalmar

Krusenstiernska Gården

Krusenstiernska Gården is a 19th-century middle-class home around 500m from the entrance to Kalmar Slott that seems to be delightfully stuck in a timewarp. From May to September, tours of the house are held at noon,…
Museum in Kalmar

Kalmar Konstmuseum

The striking Kalmar Konstmuseum can be found in the park near Kalmar Slott. While it doesn't have a permanent collection, its striking galleries usually host one or two visiting contemporary exhibitions at any given…
Museum in Kalmar

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 things made out of knots and armadillos.
Church in Kalmar

Kalmar domkyrka

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