5 Sights in Växjö, Sweden (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Växjö, Sweden. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Växjö, Sweden.

1. Ancient Stronghold of Gripeberg

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Gripeberg is an ancient castle in Notteryd in Gårdsby parish in Växjö municipality in Småland. The ancient remains, which are about 200 x 90 meters in size, is located at the height of an elongated urban drum with steep cliffs along the western, northeastern and east side. Below the height are lakes and wetlands. The plant is bounded by clear walls in the north and south and a more occasional wall in the west. In addition to the visible walls, there is also a large -scale construction of coherent, small, low stone gaskets located under ground. According to archaeological investigations, the plant seems to be erected mainly during the Bronze Age, within the period 1630 - 410 BC. Previous research assessed on the basis of prevailing traditions and knowledge situation, consistently all ancient citizens to the younger Iron Age and they were interpreted as refuge or defense facilities. Gripeberg has instead been interpreted as a electoral system used in a context of cultic, religious or ritual events. Parts of the plant may also have been recycled in historical times. The area around Växjö and Centralbygden in Värend has been continuously inhabited since the end of the Stone Age and the region is very ancient. However, within a radius of 2 km around the ancient castle, there are no known remains. Possibly Gripeberg represented a common point between different development units during the Bronze Age.

Wikipedia: Gripeberg (SV)

2. Växjö Domkyrka

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Växjö Cathedral is a cathedral in Växjö, Sweden. It is the seat of the Bishop of Växjö within the Church of Sweden. According to legend, the cathedral was founded by Saint Sigfrid of Sweden. The first stone church on the site, parts of which are incorporated into the current cathedral, was built in the 1160s. The cathedral has been much altered over time, and its appearance today is largely the result of a far-reaching restoration carried out in the 1950s under the guidance of architect Kurt von Schmalensee. Växjö Cathedral is a hall church with a western tower and a square choir. It was built on a location which was probably used as a marketplace during pre-Christian times. Very few of the cathedral's furnishings have survived from earlier centuries; most of the works of art adorning the cathedral date from the 20th or 21st centuries and many of them are made of glass.

Wikipedia: Växjö Cathedral (EN)

3. Museum of Småland

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Smålands museum is a county museum in Kronoberg County, Sweden. The museum was founded in 1867 by Gunnar Olof Hyltén-Cavallius and Nils Månsson Mandelgren. The older part of the current museum building was inaugurated in 1890. Today, the museum is part of Kulturparken Småland's activities, which are owned by Region Kronoberg and Växjö municipality.

Wikipedia: Smålands museum (SV)

4. Kronoberg Castle Ruins

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Kronoberg Castle is a medieval ruined castle (slottsruin) located on an island in Helgasjön, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of Växjö in Kronoberg County, which is named after the castle. The castle ruin used to be open to tourists in the summer months, but is permanently closed to tourists since January 2023 due to lack of maintenance.

Wikipedia: Kronoberg Castle (EN)

5. Bergkvara Castle Ruins

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Bergkvara is a manor house and ruined castle (slottsruin), located at the north beach of Bergkvarasjön in Växjö, Sweden, and described in Nordisk familjebok as "one of Sweden's oldest mansions in Värend, Bergunda and Öjaby parishes, Kinnevalds district and Kronoberg County, 6 km. west of Växjö".

Wikipedia: Bergkvara, Växjö (EN)


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