St Gertruds Kyrka


St Gertruds Kyrka dates from 1433 and has taken lightning strikes and riots in its stride.

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1. Aspagården

0.05 MILES

Dating from the 17th century, this is the oldest wooden house in town.

2. St Petri Kyrka

0.15 MILES

This stunning church is a dramatic mass of spires and buttresses that seem to point forever upwards, which seems fitting if St Petri (St Peter) is the one…

3. Båtmansstugorna

0.32 MILES

Wander amongst picture perfect former ferrymen’s cottages from the 1740s in this little square with a cafe and a few boutiques.

4. 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…

5. Astrid Lindgrens Näs

29.37 MILES

Astrid Lindgrens Näs is a fascinating cultural centre set on the farm in which Lindgren, author of the world-bestselling Pippi Longstocking books, grew up…

6. Astrid Lindgrens Värld

29.84 MILES

In Astrid Lindgrens Värld, actresses dressed as Pippi (complete with gravity-defying pigtails) sing and dance their way around the 100 buildings and…