Top Choice Museum in Växjö

Smålands Museum

Among the varied exhibits at Sweden's oldest provincial museum is a truly stunning exhibition about the country’s 500-year-old glass industry, with objects spanning medieval goblets to cutting-edge contemporary scul…
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…
Top Choice Museum in Eksjö

Eksjö Museum

Award-winning Eksjö Museum tells the town’s story from the 15th century onward. The top floor is devoted to local Albert Engström (1869–1940), renowned for his burlesque, satirical cartoons. Eksjö was once known as …
Top Choice Historic Building in Västervik


Aspagården, dating from the 17th century, is the oldest wooden house in town.
Top Choice Museum in Västervik

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 archipelago views, here.
Top Choice Hotel in Kosta

Kosta Boda Art Hotel

As befitting the best hotel in the Glass Kingdom, Kosta Boda Art Hotel showcases inspired glasswork in unusual ways – like a designer glass bar. Each of the 102 rooms also features glasswork and textiles by Kosta Bo…
Top Choice Church in Västervik

St Petri Kyrka

This stunning church is a dramatic mass of spires and buttresses.
Top Choice Historic Buildings in Västervik

Historic Buildings

The tourist office has a town-walking brochure that leads you round the best of Västervik’s beautiful old buildings. St Petri Kyrka is a dramatic mass of spires and buttresses, while the calmer St Gertruds Kyrkan da…
Church in Växjö


Looking like an ode to Pippi Longstocking, the bizarre Domkyrkan has been struck by lightning and repeatedly ravaged by fire – the latest renovation was in 1995. Inside is a fine 15th-century altar and a whimsical c…