This is the favourite place for the Swedish Royal family to spend their time at Solliden castle. They love to be here and it is their summer residence. The castle has a very beautiful garden and when you visit Solliden you have to have a cup of coffee café Kaffetorpet. Walk around here and enjoy all the beautiful sculpters. In Handelsboden you find products from Solliden´s garden.
During the summer the castle in Borgholm have many activities for kids like Slottsverkstad and Riddarskola. In the first one Slottsverkstad they teach you about old games from the Middle Ages, how to make weapons , make baread from that time and how you build weapons from this time and paint them. The Riddarskolan is a school how you become a knight and it´s secrets about being a knight. Never tell anyone about the secrets...
A forest of trollboks (sub-specie of the beach tree) . The spiral beech (vresbok ) trees grow amongst the straight and tall beach trees and tall oaks. Walking paths and beautiful views.
On Trollskogen they say that one night the trolls had arrived here and in frenzy they twirled these trees for fun or folly. In the Scandinavian mythology the trolls were frenzied creatures featured in many sagas. Giant or more frequently goblins, grotesque and ugly, trolls lived deep in the mountains, in caves amid their treasures.
I recommend this fast food place and at the same time they have a bar on the otherside of it where they sell cold beers.
Favorite Dish: I bought some special kebab meat with tzatsiki and feta cheese. So, wunderful delicious.
you can buy through Länsstyrelsen books about Öland and the books inform you about culture and nature. Prbably they are only written in Swedish but at least you call and ask them.
What to buy: Books about nature and culture in Öland.
During the summer time it is very popular to have concerts in Borgholm Castle. Check with the local tourist office what concerts you may can visit during your visit in Borgholm and Öland. This is just a general tip that you can go to concerts in the castle, but I have no idea what bands or singers there will be. It changes from each year.
Favorite thing: If you want to study something about culture in Öland, about the birds from this island or just a common course during the summer. then you shall call this school 0485 - 56 44 00 and ask after the courses they have there. during 2008 they had 44 courses during the summer.