Kalmar Off The Beaten Path

  • Borgholm Castle Inside
    Borgholm Castle Inside
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  • Bla Ror: Bronze Age Cairn
    Bla Ror: Bronze Age Cairn
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  • Borgholm Castle
    Borgholm Castle
    by henrykkanada

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    Windmills of Oland

    by angiebabe Written Sep 16, 2008

    Once across that 6km bridge you have about 400 windmills around the island of Oland to see! Im rather partial to windmills and just in a half an hour drive I came across about 15 and they were not all the same design!

    Theres a lighthouse at each end of the island ie North and South ends. and there is a huge castle, though in ruins, but its a castle and its well regarded for visiting at the main town of Oland.

    Plus there are beaches - with roads the full length of the island you can go for it!

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  • Day trip to Borgholm - Bronze Age Cairn

    by henrykkanada Written Nov 17, 2005
    Bla Ror: Bronze Age Cairn

    An interesting day trip from Kalmar is to Oland Island. Due to the limited winter bus schedule I only visited Borgholm. Near there is Bla Ror, Oland's largest Bronze Age cairn. It is comprised of a large pile of boulders. Excavations carried out have uncovered a coffin, a cremation grave and bronze swords. Finds are in the museum in Borgholm (closed when I was there). The site is about 3 km to the east. Starting from the bus station, walk on the north sidewalk of Sandgatan. At about 700m take the footpath off the sidewalk, leading to the east . The street name becomes Norra Infarten. Carry on for about 2 km, to the intersection of a road leading right to Norra Infarten. Turn left (north) and then left (west) again. The site is a field at about 100m further on, with an entrance across a style (steps across a fence). There is a parking area. The cairn is in the shape of an ellipse with major axis of about 50 m and height of about 5 m.
    Get a map of the town from the tourist office in the bus terminal. Unfortunately the site is neither on that map nor on the larger one posted at the edge of the bus parking area.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel
    • Archeology

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  • Day trip to Borgholm - Castle

    by henrykkanada Written Nov 17, 2005
    Borgholm Castle
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    An interesting day trip from Kalmar is to Oland Island. Due to the limited winter bus schedule I only visited Borgholm. The castle is in ruins, although a large part still stands. A interesting art exhibit was there when I visited. Starting from the original 12th C castle, there was a series of extensions and improvements to the 15th C. There was major damage during the Kalmar War of 1611-1613 with Denmark. The castle is about 2 km south of Borgholm. Proceed along Slottsgatan, which becomes Akerhagsvagen. A sign on the right indicates the footpath to the castle. This segment (800 m) is a pleasant, climbing walk through a forest. In returning take the path to leading to the coast, ending at the beach in Borgholm. Get a map of the town from the tourist office in the bus terminal.

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    • Castles and Palaces
    • Seniors
    • Family Travel

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    ?land

    by Igraine Updated Jun 19, 2003

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    Kungs stone

    Next to Kalmar lies the island off Öland. It's connected with the mainland by a long bridge. The south part off the island is a huge heather field. (According to the LP going for a place on the world heritage list) It's a strange place with alot off prehistoric sights along the edges.
    The North side is more like the mainland with some woods and fields. It is a popular vacationspot for the Swedish. But we going there way out off season didn't notice any off it. Just as well.

    Overall impression is that is very different from the mainland. Wel worth a visit though but only by your own car i think.

    I have added more photo´s in the t-logue

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    • Archeology
    • Castles and Palaces
    • National/State Park

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