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Observations from Småland

Tips from the editors

From the smallest corners, to larger, well-known spots. Here the editorial team takes you closer to what's happening in our part of Sweden.

Events worth visiting

Summer break and holidays have embraced Småland, which means fun events are around every corner. In this post, we tell you where to go this weekend!


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Season Opening in Astrid Lindgrens World

Be there when That Emil hoists Ida up the flagpole, play tag with Pippi Longstocking or explore Matt’s Fort. In Astrid Lindgren’s World you and your family become part of the classic children’s stories, and the line between story and reality, and between theatre and play, becomes blurred. The park is full of imaginative play areas, and music and singing can be heard from our many stages throughout the day. If you become hungry, find a nice picnic area or visit one of our restaurants that serve hearty Småland food made from local produce. When you tired after a full day of play and unforg…

Meet Leonardo Da Vinci at Kalmar Castle

Beginning 5th of May 2018, Kalmar Castle will present Da Vinci – Inventions, the most comprehensive exploration of Leonardo da Vinci’s work ever created. The interactive experience will immerse guests in Leonardo’s timeless brilliance through full-scale interpretations of the mastermind’s inventions and unparalleled studies of his iconic art. Da Vinci – Inventions demonstrates the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable genius as an inventor, artist, anatomist, sculptor, engineer, musician and architect. An extensive range of unique pieces includes numerous examples of his machine inventions,…

Åsnen's National Park

When it comes to nature, there is no greater proof of quality than the appointment "National Park". On the 25th of May Åsnen's Nationalpark will finally be inaugurated! The lake with it's hundreds of islands and unique wildlife has been a nature destination for decades - but now get's the proof of quality it deserves. And you know it's a big deal when even Her Majesty the Crown Princess of Sweden - Victoria Bernadotte - will attend the inauguration!

Read here about the National Park and what's so special about it.



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