Welcome to Kalmar

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Enjoy a holiday with sun and swimming, shopping and entertainment, art and culture. Kalmar offers the opportunities of a large city but also the proximity and charm of a smaller place. Within walking and bicycling distance, you can enjoy beaches, parks, forests, meadows, cobblestone streets, shops, museums, cafés and galleries. And an honest-to-goodness castle with pinnacles and towers.

Today Kalmar is a modern city with broad scope, but wherever you go, you feel the pulse of history. Several important meetings have taken place here. The best known is the Union Meeting of 1397, when the Kalmar Union was formed. Sweden, Denmark and Norway were a united kingdom up until 1523, when Sweden broke away and Gustav Vasa became king.


Population Municipality: ca 64,000
Currency Swedish kronor
SEK 1 = 100 öre
Opening hours Shops in the city centre normally are open weekdays 10-18, Saturdays 10-16. On Sundays most shops in the central galleries and shopping centres are open between 12-16.
Website www.kalmar.com
Newspapers Barometern
Östra Småland
Emergency numbers 112
Tourist information Kalmar Tourist Office For hours, see home page.
Tel. +46 (0) 480 41 77 00