Kronobergs Slott

Ruins in Växjö

In 1542, Småland rebel Nils Dacke spent Christmas in Kronobergs Slott, now a ruin. The 14th-century castle is on a small island (reached by footbridge) in Helgasjön, about 8km north of Vaxjö. Boat trips on S/S Thor, Sweden's oldest steamship, built in 1887, leave from below the ruins.