Couple walking along a cobblestone street in Kalmar
Kalmar. © Alexander Hall

A part of Småland

Culture & history

Once upon a time there were twelve small lands that became Småland, inhabited by independent and headstrong people. Proud of their roots, grounded in the present but looking inquisitively to the future. Then as now, we enjoyed talking about the past and our current way of life

Step into a fairy tale

Museums and art galleries

Lose yourself in the world of art or the passage of time – all in one visit. Our museums and art galleries. Here are some recommendations.

Castles, cathedrals & churches

Kalmar Castle, where nothing has changed since 1592, and Småland’s churches that represent a large part of the surviving buildings from the Middle Ages, offer you to explore both culture, history, and century-old architecture.