I have never been here since you need a car to get here (which I don't often have) and it is closed from September-April which is the time I'm mostly in the region, but since it's just a few kilometres outside Alvesta I thought I'd mention it. The museum in fact belongs to Smålands Museum in Växjö and is its historical open air museum on Småland farming through the years with changing machinery and so on. This being Småland, farming also means forestry so there is a section on that too and the pretty surroundings are still farmed so it is a quite idyllic place I believe. There is also a cafe (second weblink) with waffles and other nice things.
Kronoberg's most visited sight. Here you find a classic Swedish mansion which used to belong to the Stephens family who collected all sorts on their travels. There are guided tours around the lovely house and you can also visit the old style shop, the farm labourer's museum, the mill and many other things as well as eat in the restaurant in the former stables! The place is very famous for its Christmas market in December. See my page on Grimslöv for more pictures and information. Just south of it is Lake Åsnen with its nature reserve which is known for its birdlife and has a Naturum exhibition on the local fauna.
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Good for: Couples
There aren't any famous restaurants in Alvesta town centre itself, but I've chosen Viktoria for my page because it is terriby convenient if you're waiting for a connecting train and need to eat. The pizzas are perfectly OK (I've never tried their other fast food) and staff are friendly even if it that's it.
On the main Stockholm to Malmö/Copenhagen line, most X2000 high speed trains stop here. Not because Alvesta is where it all happens, but because several other lines pass here, including the Gothenburg to Kalmar "Coast to Coast" line as well as smaller ones to Jönköping. There are also both buses and trains to the university city of Växjö, just ten minutes away by train. This explains the for Alvesta's size very impressive station building from the heydays of the Swedish railways when Alvesta was created for the new invention. All this coming and going makes the station a major hang out for bored local kids who want to do "people watching" but don't worry, they won't bite.