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Ruins of Kronoberg Castle

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  • Municipality: Växjö
  • 6589.83 km away from you
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Description

At Kronoberg, the ruins of the great castle are mirrored in the dark waters of Lake Helgasjön. This place is a must-see attraction, as well as a living history lesson. In 1542, Nils Dacke, the leader of a popular revolt, celebrated Christmas in the castle. Today, the crumbling walls of the ruins are visited by nesting sand martins. Ivy, saxifrage and Goldilocks moss grow on the castle walls. The vast view includes the islands of Helgö and Hissö. It's a good idea to pack your picnic basket in Stallholmen. In the moats grow cowslips, peach-leaved bell flowers, lady's bedstraw, maiden pink and perforate St. John's wort. From the castle parking area, there is a marked hiking trail that leads to Kronoberg Folk High School and passes beech forest inhabited by lesser spotted woodpeckers.

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  • Children's adventure Children's adventure

Accessibility

  • Near parking Near parking
  • Near Public Transport Near Public Transport
  • Near toilet Near toilet
  • Stroller accessible Stroller accessible

Directions

You find the ruins of Kronoberg castle just five kilometer north of Växjö City centre.

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Telefon 0470-410 00

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