Kalmar General Information
The most visible shred of physical evidence to affirm Kalmar’s vital place in Sweden is without question, the spectacular Kalmar Slott. A pre-eminent castle landmark by any standard, the linchpin symbol of the Småland, Baltic Sea city is a magnum opus. Built, incredibly, between the 12th century and 16th century, the castle fortress is both a testament to medieval and Renaissance tastes. Today, Kalmar Slott is a prominent tourism lure in Kalmar and indeed, Småland province.
Beyond a magnetic castle however, Kalmar unfurls a brigade of other tasty morsels to enjoy. The heritage architecture and streetscapes of the Kvarnholmen quarter, for one, merit a thorough tour and points of interest like the Kalmar Art Museum, Kalmar Läns Museum and Kalmar Domkyrkan (Cathedral) satisfy culture and history buffs alike. Other curious attractions in the vicinity of Kalmar include Stone Age archaeological sites, the spectacular Glassriket (Realm of Glass) facility and the incomparable collection of maritime relics at the Sjöfartsmuseum. Visitors can also take advantage of prolific and picturesque bicycle paths that crisscross the city. For a superb day trip from Kalmar, cross the awesome 6 km Öland Bridge and tour Öland Island, preferably for the annual Skördefest harvest festival.
- Kalmar Slott (Castle)
- Kalmar Art Museum
- Kalmar Läns Museum
- Kalmar Domkyrkan (Cathedral)
- Kalmar Sjöfartsmuseum
- Glassriket (Realm of Glass)
- Kalmar FF at Guldfågeln Arena
- Kalmar Stadsfest
- Öland Bridge
- Öland Skördefest
- Sibylla City
- Restaurang Byttan
- Helen & Jorgens
- Restaurang Kallaren Kronan
- Calmar Hamnkrog
- Albatross Restaurang Bar o. Pub
- Biostaden Cinema
- Ernesto in Totale
- Molly Malones
Kalmar has a temperate humid continental climate, with four distinct seasons.
- Winter (December to March) -3-4°C
- Spring (April to May) 1-15°C
- Summer (June to August) 9-21°C
- Fall (September to November) 1-16°C
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