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Jönköping, situated at the southern tip of Lake Vättern, is perhaps, best known for the several churches it is home to. Often called the Jerusalem of Sweden, this town along with Huskvarna and Norrahammar-Hovslätt forms a densely populated urban area. Thanks to its geographic location, it incorporates Lakes Rocksjön and Munksjön and offers many breathtaking lakeside. The lake-shore location also endows Jönköping with many water-sports opportunities such as fishing, canoeing and such. Attractions like Sofia Church, Rosenlundsbadet, Rosenlunds rosarium and Jönköpings läns museum make for interesting visits. The city boasts of a great network of public transport and is quite tourist-friendly.
Named after Queen Christina, Kristine Kyrka was built around between the years 1649 and 1673. The tower of the church was added later in the year 1686. However, in the great fire of 1790, the tower was burnt down and the church had to undergo restoration, thereby giving it the form it has today. The church has a beautiful painting by Edvard Snake depicting the crucifixion of Jesus and another by Georg Pauli depicting angels playing music at the tomb of Jesus
Bankeryds Kyrka was consecrated in 1868. Built in the classical style popular with revivalists during the period, the church features clear, elegant lines and a calm, welcoming atmosphere. The spacious interiors are emphasized by high, white-washed ceilings and arched windows allowing plenty of light to enter. Though the present church itself only dates back to the 19th century, a practicing Christian congregation has been in existence for over 750 years. The chancel surrounding the altar features art work and paintings by a local artist, Torsten Nordberg in beautiful muted pastels that illuminate the space with a gentle glow. For any additional information, please visit the website.
Constructed in 1680, this remarkably well preserved wooden church in the Jönköping County of Sweden is a historical landmark and a popular tourist attraction of the region. The Habo church features cathedral like architecture with its high nave and lower aisles, and is decorated with stunning wall frescoes on its interior walls. Sculptures, inscriptions and drawings can also be seen here. A must visit if you are touring the region.
Located on the southern tip of the Tunnerstad island in Vatten lake, the Nääs Castle is a historical monument. Today it exists in ruins and is a tourist attraction.
The Pingstkyrkan, otherwise known as the Pentecostal Church in Jonkoping, is one of the only Pentecostal Churches in Sweden. Warm and friendly, with inspiring sermons, Pingstkyran is the place you want to go to when in need of some spiritual assurance a peace of mind. The church also has a cafe and other extra curricular activities for which one must look up the website for more information.
Located near the town of Gränna, the Brahehus castle is a historical ruin dating back to the early 17th Century. Abandoned after a fire in 1708, it today serves as a popular tourist attraction providing stunning views of the nearby Vättern lake and Visingsö island. A stop along the highway, it is located opposite to a restaurant of the same name.
A picturesque hill, Tomtabacken is found to the south of the municipality of Nässjö. Standing tall at 377 meters (1237 feet), Tomtabacken remains Småland's as well as Götaland's tallest peak. With a flat summit, Tomtabacken offers spellbinding views all over. A lookout tower on its summit is an ideal point to explore the enveloping forested landscape