Clarion Collection Hotel Packhuset
Kalmar, 392 31
Phone: (46) 480 570 00
Fax: (46) 480 866 42
Domkyrkan is a stunning archaic cathedral that is situated in central Kalmar. Dating back to the late 16th Century, this church is an excellent example of Swedish architecture with a Roman influence. From the pulpit, the organs, the altarpiece to the Psalm paintings, each and every structure inside this quaint edifice is a treat to the eye. If you are a true architecture buff, then the Domkyrkan is a must visit for you.
The island of Öland is Sweden's second largest and features both abundant natural beauty and lots of points of historical and cultural interest. Situated just across the strait from the province of Kalmar, the island is a thin strip of land composed of dunes, low hills, beaches and forests. The southern part of the island is composed of ultra fertile limestone fields and has been inhabited since the stone age. As such, it was inscribed into the register of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2000. The island is accessible by bridge and is open to private cars, but is also crisscrossed with bicycle trails and many visitors prefer to tour the island that way.
Surrounded by pristine gardens, Solliden Kaffetorpet, also known as "Coffee Cottage", is a stunning white palace built in 1906 by Queen Victoria that is admired and visited today for its regal architecture, social events, exhibitions and the quaint cafe that serves delicious crepes, sandwiches, coffee and so on.
Bergstigen, is a very ancient route that leads to Norway. Researchers and archaeologists have found flints, objects and tools in the adjoining area that were used during the stone age. It came into prominence during the fourteenth century and the path was frequented by warriors and soldiers during the war, from across the border. Currently, it serves as a mountain trail for adventure seekers and nature lovers, who like to explore Bergstigen trail and its scenic and historic surroundings. While you are in Sweden, do take a stroll along this historic trail.