To see and to do


Astrid Lindgrens World Astrid Lindgren´s Näs
Visans Skepp Bullerby children
The Small Country Emil's Katthult
The Nightingale Museum Churches
Norra Kvill- a nationalpark in Kalmar county     Miscellaneous


Astrid Lindgrens Värld Astrid Lindgrens World:
It's a unique fairytale park in Vimmerby with settings from Astrid Lindgren´s stories. Here children are free to live out their games and adventures. They can meet some of the characters from the books in person - for example Emil, Pippi, Ronia and all the others.
For more information www.astridlindgrensworld.com »


Astrid Lindgren´s Näs
"Astrid Lindgren´s Näs" is an new centre of culture in Vimmerby, about ten minutes walk from Stadshotellet. Visit the unique house where Astrid Lindgren was born, explore the new exhibition of her life in the Pavillion and have a cup of coffe and homemade cookies in it´s café. You can also visit "Boa", a craftwork studio run by Astrid´s relatives.
For further information; www.astridlindgrensnas.se »




The Small Country:

10 km north of Vimmerby there is a new exciting tourist attraction. Here is Sweden built with all 25 provinces, lakes, mountains and houses. All buildings are genuine style from the late 19:th century in the scale of 1:3.

For more information www.lillalandet.com »

Emil's Katthult:
Katthult´s real name is Gibberyd and it's situated about 25 km from Vimmerby in the village Rumskulla. Here you can see the house where Emil lived.

Bullerbyn - Noisy Village - you will find in Sevedstorp outside Pelarne 15 km from Vimmerby. The three small houses looks exactly as in the books. A long time ago Astrid Lindgren´s father lived here.
Both places are well known thanks to the fact that the movies based on the books were filmed here.

Bullerby children:
Bullerbyn - Noisy Village - you will find in Sevedstorp outside Pelarne 15 km from Vimmerby. The three small houses looks exactly as in the books. A long time ago Astrid Lindgren´s father lived here.
Both places are well known thanks to the fact that the movies based on the books were filmed here.

Visans Skepp:

Visans Skepp has 40 favourite Swedish songs and ballads carved in 20 huge stones. You can find them in Storebro, 10 km south of Vimmerby.

Näktergalen The Nightingale Museum:
The museum Näktergalen is located in a historical building, from the 18:th century, nearby the church in Vimmerby. There you will find some wonderful wallpaintings that have been preserved as well as some interesting exhibitions.

Norra Kvill- a nationalpark in Kalmar county:
Norra Kvill is a National park located 19 km Northwest of Vimmerby. With the 114 hectares of primeval forest, Norra Kvill is quite unique for this southern part of Sweden. It's really fascinating with its fallen trees, moss covered boulders and enchanting lakes.

Churches:
In Vimmerby and places around there are a lot of beautiful churches. One of the oldest wooden churches is located in Pelarne. The oldest part of the church is from the 13:th century. Frödinge and Djursdala also have old wooden churches with marvellous paintings.

Vy över Storgatan i Vimmerby

The City
Vimmerby is an old market town with roots that go back to the middle ages. Vimmerby´s strategic location on the "King´s Highway", gave the town good communications at an early date. Today Vimmerby is a progressive town where the old and new exist in harmony. Still Vimmerby, with its free parking, is a very popular town for shopping.

Companys
Successful industrial firms in a variety of sectors have spread Vimmerby´s name far and wide. Åbro Bryggeri, Storebro Bruk and Frödinge Mejeri are internationally known for their beverages, boats and cheese curd cakes.

Näs, Astrid Lindgren's childhood home
Astrid Lindgren´s childhood home is Näs. Close to Astrid Lindgrens Värld and next to the vicarage, where you can see Pippi Longstocking's famous lemonade tree. Today, relatives have a shop with handicrafts at Näs during the summer.

Venzelholms Glashytta
Here you will find traditionally handmade glassware.

Eken
Nearby Norra Kvills Nationalpark and Ösjöfors is the famous "Rumskulla-Eken" situated. It´s the largest  and oldest oaktree in Europe.

Bathing
You are never far from a lake or a beach. Most of the beaches are suitable for children and in the lakes the water is very clear.

Vy över Norra Kvills Nationalpark Canoeing
The 100 km Sevedeleden - Sevede Trail - offers unique natural scenery together with some vigorous stretches.

The River Stångån is a beautiful waterway which passes trough Vimmerby. It is very popular for Canoe Routes.

Fishing
Vimmerby boasts a variety of fine lakes for fishing. Armed with a fishing license you may go after both game fish along with traditional varieties of pike and perch.

Golf
Tobo Golf Club near the village of Storebro is more than just a fine 18 hole course. It is a delightful encounter with nature.


For more information Vimmerby Turistbyrå »



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