Top things to do

Top Choice Swedish in Växjö

PM & Vänner

A stylish bistro complete with black-and-white tiled floors and wicker chairs, PM & Vänner serves up new-school Swedish flavours with global twists. Local produce sparkles in dishes ranging from grilled cod with…
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 Bakery in Växjö

Bröd & Sovel

Voted the country's best pastry shop in 2014 by Sweden's prestigious foodie bible, the White Guide, this bakery offers a vast array of buttery pastries, creamy cakes, freshly made sandwiches and homemade sweets. At…
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…
Museum in Växjö

House of Emigrants

Boasts engrossing displays on the emigration of over one million Swedes to America (1850–1930) and includes a replica of Vilhelm Moberg’s office and original manuscripts of his famous emigration novels.
Museum in Växjö

Växjö Konsthall

Opposite the library, Växjö Konsthall showcases contemporary work by local and national artists; expect anything from minimalist ceramics to mixed-media installations.
Cultural in Växjö

Karl Oscar Days

This annual celebration commemorates the mass 19th-century emigration from the area, and the Swedish-American of the year is chosen.
Cocktail Bar in Växjö

Loft & Terrassen

A lounge and cocktail bar with live music Wednesday and Thursday.
Castle in Växjö

Kronobergs Slott

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 the town. Boat trips on S/S Tho…
International in Växjö

Kafe de Luxe

An urban-boho vibe, great music (live at weekends) and '50s- to '60s-style decor, including an adjacent candy-coloured ice-cream parlour, contribute to the special feel of this place. The burgers are renowned, as is…