Vimmerby Travel Guide

  • House of childhood Astrid Lindgren, Vimmerby, SE
    House of childhood Astrid Lindgren,...
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    Tourist office, Vimmerby, SE
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  • Astrid Lindgren, Vimmerby, SE
    Astrid Lindgren, Vimmerby, SE
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Vimmerby Things to Do

  • Astrid Lindgrengaarden

    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

    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

    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

    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...

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  • Astrid Lindgren's grave

    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...

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  • The Kvill Oak

    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...

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  • Noisy Village

    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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  • Streets of Vimmerby

    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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  • The world of Astrid Lindgren

    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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Vimmerby Transportation

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    Rasmus and the tramp

    by Sjalen Written Jul 14, 2005

    Vimmerby grew simply by being at crossroads, so it is by default easy to reach. At least by rural standards. You can catch the train between Stockholm and Kalmar and also catch various buses between Jönköping and Västervik as well as buses from Linköping and Växjö.

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Vimmerby Warnings and Dangers

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    by Sjalen Written Jul 14, 2005

    Who would have thought that overly safety conscious Sweden, where we jokingly say that we soon have to wear hard hats to go for a walk, had such a dangerous looking part of a theme park! Ronja's fortress ruin is set up in Astrid Lindgren's World and looks quite dangerous to a parent to keep a watchful eye on your children. There is nothing soft to fall on if you get pushed down this one!

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    • Family Travel
    • Theme Park Trips

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Vimmerby What to Pack

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    by Leipzig Written Nov 16, 2002

    Miscellaneous: Rainy season: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 4 – 15°C ( 39 - 59°F ); min: -1 - 5°C ( 30 - 41°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 18 – 21°C ( 64 - 70°F ); min: 9 - 11°C ( 49 - 51°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 16°C ( 43 - 60°F); min: 1 - 7°C ( 34 – 45°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 2°C ( 34 - 36°F); min: -3 - -1°C ( 26 - 30°F )

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Vimmerby Off The Beaten Path

  • Soedra Vi

    Soedra Vi is a village north of Vimmerby where I happen to have relatives, but also where you can go to see a nice church and a former spa park. Today the park is used for all sorts of gatherings and also houses a local agricultural museum. You can see a couple of more pictures on my Södra Vi page.

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  • Djursdala

    Another scenic village to the north of Vimmerby but on the other side of the lake and Linköping road dividing the landscape. Unfortunately I have no photo but it's the sort of place I could easily spend the rest of my life in with a horse and some hens :)

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  • Slitshult

    Another "family village" but in fact that's not why I want you to see it. There is nothing here but a scattering of farms, but the views from its position on a hilltop are great across the surrounding countryside forests.

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Vimmerby Favorites

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    by Leipzig Updated Nov 2, 2002

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    Favorite thing: This is the site of Vimmerby Tourist bureau. Here you find everything you need to know:
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    http://www.turism.vimmerby.se/Eng/esid2.shtml#y

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