Clarion Collection Hotel Post
Oskarshamn, 572 33
Phone: (46) 491 160 60
Fax: (46) 491 170 18
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.
Stegeholms Slottsruin, better known as Stegeholm, is a ruin of a castle that once stood there. It was built as a fortress before 1370, but in the present day it serves as an excellent venue for concerts and musical events. For those who wish to visit the castle, be sure to catch the Folk Music Festival which takes place at the castle ruin annually, since 1966.
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.