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    Astrid Lindgrengaarden

    by Sjalen Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Adjacent to ALV is a former barn which for Astrid's 90th birthday was converted to an exhibition hall, showing her works and telling you about her personality and life, sometimes with the help of art or people who knew her. There are both temporary and permanent exhibitions. The page below is mainly in Swedish but there is info on the ALV page too.

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    Norra Kvill National Park

    by Sjalen Updated Sep 20, 2005

    Those of you who have no special feeling for childrens literature or who have already seen it should head for Norra Kvill. One of the smallest national parks in Sweden. Have a look at its special VT page linked to above, for more pictures of this ancient forest with its quiet lake in the middle.

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    Katthult

    by Sjalen Updated Sep 20, 2005

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    Emil ("Mickel") is maybe along with Noisy Village the story most linked to the Vimmerby area of all Lindgren stories. In Gibberyd outside the village of Rumskulla near Vimmerby, you can visit the farm where the film version was made. See my Rumskulla page for more pictures.

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    Astrid Lindgren World

    by Sjalen Updated Jul 17, 2005

    Better known to locals simply as ALV, this is a theme park dedicated to Astrid Lindgren's stories and characters. Adults will have fun here, especially if enjoying the stories, but it is a heaven for children. If you understand Swedish, you will have fun watching the plays and listening to the actors as they stroll around the park chatting to each other and to visitors. If not, you will still have fun as there is a lot to look at. The park opens in late May, but before then, you can walk in it for free, there is just no action and the houses are closed. See my travelogue for what you can expect.

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    Astrid Lindgren's grave

    by Sjalen Written Jul 14, 2005

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    Those of you who want to pay homage to this great storyteller should head for Vimmerby cemetary where her grave can be found just behind the small chapel along with that of her parents. To avoid fans littering the grounds, the parish has put up a letterbox where you can leave a message. It is thought that the messages will be collected and taken to the Nordic Museum in Stockholm since it collects all sorts of cultural things about life in Sweden.

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    The Kvill Oak

    by Sjalen Written Jul 14, 2005

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    The loveliest tree in all Sweden and certainly one of the oldest! This oak has existed for centuries and has a gap in its base big enough for children to walk through, although that's prohibited now due to conservation reasons. The rural landscape next to the majestic oak is what lent itself to my Vimmerby intro page and you can see more in my travelogue below.

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    Streets of Vimmerby

    by Sjalen Written Jul 14, 2005

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    Vimmerby, being an old market town, is full of old wooden quarters to explore. Many with cafés and inner yards. Again, here is an ALV copy of one of Vimmerby's main streets since we never ventured into town last time we were there and I wasn't a VT member as a child :)))

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    Noisy Village

    by Sjalen Written Jul 14, 2005

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    The Noisy Village ("Bullerby") can also be visited. It is on the other side of the main road to Jönköping. Turn where it says "Pelarne" and follow the signs.

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    The world of Astrid Lindgren

    by HelenainSweden Written Oct 12, 2003

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    This is a place for all lovers of Astrid Lindgrenýs characters -especially for children! All houses are in miniature and there are also theatre-performances by the characters. Lots of fun!

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    Market Square

    by Leipzig Written Nov 16, 2002

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    The market square of Vimmerby is a children's paradise. There is the ship and the island out of the movie "Pippi in Takatuka Land" (sp?).

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    Astrid Lindgrens Värld

    by Leipzig Written Nov 2, 2002

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    Astrid Lindgren's World is unique as a fairytale park where the characters and settings of Astrid Lindgren's stories come to life.

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