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Enjoy a holiday with sun and swimming, shopping and entertainment, art and culture. Kalmar offers the opportunities of a large city along with the charm of a smaller place. Within walking and cycling distance, you can enjoy beaches, parks, forests, meadows, cobblestone streets, shops, museums, cafés, and galleries. And an honest-to-goodness castle with pinnacles and towers. Today, Kalmar is a modern city, but wherever you go, you feel the pulse of history.

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Kalmar Castle
Kungsgatan 1

The history of this legendary castle stretches back over 800 years. Its present appearence dates from the 16th century, when the Vasa kings rebuilt it in the style of a Renaissance palace, with furnishings in the continental manner.

Kalmar läns museum
Skeppsbrogatan 51, Kalmar

Kalmar County museum is found in a big building that once contained Kalmar steam mill. The museum offers exhibitions throughout the year. The biggest exhibition presents the warship “Kronan” that sank at the south coast of Öland 1676. In addition, the museum presents temporary exhibitions on current social and cultural topics.

Larmgatan 10
Södra Långgatan 6, S-392 32, Kalmar

Restaurant Larmgatan 10 offers a classic international menu, with a focus on meat dishes. International cuisine, a la carte, no lunch. Appr. 90 places.

Stekhuset Restaurant
Skeppsbron 1, S-392 31, Kalmar

Stekhuset is a very popular restaurant, located in nice places close to the harbour in the centre of Kalmar. European kitchen, from Italy, France, Portugal and Spain. À la carte, no lunch. Appr. 100 seats.

Kalmar City - Kvarnholmen

Kvarnholmen, Kalmar’s charming urban core, has been awarded the Europa Nostra Award on two occasions for its well-preserved urban environment. You will find a wide range of shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants here. All within walking distance.


Baronen Shopping Center is situated in the central parts of Kalmar by the guestharbour. Baronen has over 40 boutiques whereof 4 are restaurants and cafes.

Travel To Kalmar

You can travel to Kalmar by car, bus, train, air, or boat. There are bus lines to Stockholm, Göteborg, and Malmö as well as daily train connections to Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö/Copenhagen. The Copenhagen train stops at Kastrup Airport for connection with international and other airlines. Kalmar Airport is only about ten minutes by car from the city centre and has several daily connections with Arlanda and Bromma. Charter flights also go to popular destinations. www.kalmarolandairport.se www.sas.se www.flygbra.se

Guest Harbours

If you come by your own boat, you can moor in the guest harbour located right in the city centre, or if you want to experience idyllic Småland, it could be to your advantage to moor in the guest harbours at Revsudden and Ekenäs.

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