Växjö Things to Do

  • Kronobergs slottsruin and the bridge
    Kronobergs slottsruin and the bridge
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    Photo of the inside, taken through the...
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  • Nice colours of the moat around the castle.
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    Peace on Earth

    by evancheong Written Mar 25, 2004

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    V?xj? Cathedral was built during the 12th century. It is rumoured that the Bishop St Sigfrid of York was being buried underneath the floor of the cathedral.

    Its well worth for its exterior and interior decor.

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    Teleborg

    by vec Updated Jan 26, 2004

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    Teleborg castle

    The Teleborg castle in Växjö build around year 1900 is something as unusual as a gift from the wealthy count Fredrik Bonde af Björnö to his young wife.

    The castle is now available for conferences, weddings and other types of events.

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    Kronoberg Castle

    by evancheong Written Sep 22, 2003

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    Kronoberg Castle

    The ruins of Kronoberg is the residence of the Bishop of Växjö and was then State demesne.

    Beautiful surroundings, the castle is still very much intact except for the empty space in the castle which takes only 10mins to tour the whole place.

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    Utvandrarnas Hus

    by Sjalen Updated Aug 21, 2003

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    The Emigrant House was founded in the 60s as a place for Americans with Swedish ancestors to seek their roots. The upstairs research library can help all you US and Canadian Swansons and Andersons out there! Apart from that, it is interesting for the rest of us too since the exhibition on the ground floor tells you everything on why people left Sweden for America, how they did it and what they found when they arrived. Did you know that many typical American things were founded by Swedish immigrants - greyhound buses to name something useful for this site! There is also a Swedish-America Society for bonds between the countries and which also nominates interesting persons as "Swedish American of the Year" - Buzz Aldrin to name one...

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    Växjö Cathedral

    by Sjalen Updated Mar 10, 2003

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    The English bishop Sigfrid came to heathen Sweden to christen the people and since the southern tip of Sweden was then Danish, the first real settlement he came to was Växjö where God is said to have appeared and told him to build a church. He did, and then moved on to preach in the rest of the country but returned after his fellow monks Unaman, Sunaman and Vinaman had been brutally slain whilst finishing the church. Later he died in Växjö. There is no certainty to this legend but there is proof that an English bishop was here in the 11th century if you are to believe local historians. This is why you will find a lot of things named Sigfrid in Växjö in any case. The church has since burnt down, been burnt by the Danes and then struck by lightning and again destroyed. It looks the way it does now since a complete change in the 19th century but has had later modifications in the 1950s too. The early church didn't have the distinct towers that can be seen from much of the surrounding countryside and which are a bit of a town symbol today. For me, the organ is what is really worth seeing in the church as it has a 1779 facade - you can see it on the weblink.

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    GLASS PAINTING

    by eden_teuling Written Mar 9, 2003

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    GLASS PAINTING

    Of course the glass blower can blow vases and all kinds of models in coloured glass but he also blows e.g. white vases which later in the workshop are painted by ARTISTS!

    This must ask lots of CONCENTRATION , a not trembling hand and patience.....

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    GLASS PAINTING

    by eden_teuling Written Mar 9, 2003

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    Of course the glass blower can blow vases and all kinds of models in coloured glass but he also blows e.g. white vases which later in the workshop are painted by ARTISTS!

    This must ask lots of CONCENTRATION , a not trembling hand and patience.....

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    GLASRIKET.......

    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 8, 2003

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    GLASS BLOWER

    Workshops where artists blow glass and create the most wonderful vases, bowls, and lots of other designs like fruits e.g..

    It really is a joy to see them at work!

    You can buy their work in the shop at their workshop or in the shops in town but I must warn you: it can be quite expensive! But...it is good value for your money!

    In STOCKHOLM'S open air

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    Kronoberg Castle

    by evancheong Written Sep 22, 2003

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    What a treat

    A Daim ice-cream treat sitting by Lake Helgasjön overlooking Kronoberg Castle is simply magnificent. Quiet and calm is what makes it so special and serene.

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