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Do & See
It is easy to discover Växjö. We often say that you can reach everything within 15 minutes. You are close to everything, for example the Linneaus garden, Sweden's Glass Museum, the Swedish Emigrant Institution, and you can easily walk between the city's different sights. On your walk you will almost certainly do some shopping and rest your feet at one of Växjö's many cafés and restaurants. Or just take a pause on one of the benches beside Lake Växjö.
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Växjö Cathedral

Växjö Cathedral

Växjö cathedral is one of Småland´s most visited places with some 130 000 tourist visitors every year. The church is from the 12th century. The cathedral is located close to the shore of Lake Växjö. The imposing twin steeples can be seen over virtually the whole town. The cathedral is full of Småland studio art glass and a wander around the building takes us through several of the bible's narratives. The triptych altar screen, sculptured by world-famous glass artist Bertil Vallien, forms the tree of life: from death to life.
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Växjö art gallery

Växjö art gallery

The art gallery shows exhibitions of Swedish and international artists. The gallery has a wide ranging program of events, with cultural evenings, lectures, concerts, workshops and happenings. The art in Växjö art gallery is contemporary, and the purpose is to be up to date and show border-crossing art. They have two rooms for exhibitions. Sometimes, they arrange a so called art lab, where you can try different types of art, both for children and adults. The admission is always free to the own happenings and exhibitions that Växjö art gallery have.
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Street of Glass Art

Street of Glass Art

On "Glasgatan"/the Street of Glass Art you can see the work of world famous studio glass designers. Seven glass artists were commissioned to do a sculpture to adorn the central street Sandgärdsgatan in Växjö. The result was the Street of Glass Art, which opened in 2011. In one end of Sandgärdsgatan lies Växjö cathedral that wraps up the Street of Glass with it´s triptych altar screen, sculptured by Bertil Vallien. The artists of the Glass Street are Bertil Vallien, Ulrica Hydman-Vallien, Kjell Engman, Göran Wärff, Ludvig Löfgren, Åsa Jungnelius and Anna Ehrner.
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The Linneaus Garden

The Linneaus Garden

The Linneaus garden participated in Chelsea Flower Show in London in May 2007 - one of Europe's most prestigious garden shows. It was awarded a gold medal.The garden is permanently displayed on the shore of the Trummen Lake Växjö. The Linnaeus Garden was designed by the landscape architect Ulf Nordfjell. He has created a modern Linnaeus tribute garden that reflects today's interest in architecture, art, design, nature and gardens. Familiar wild varieties are displayed in simple arrangements with typical Linnaeus varieties, all framed by traditional Swedish materials such as granite, timber and steel.
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Småland museum & The Swedish glass museum

Småland museum & The Swedish glass museum

Culture Park Småland accommodates several different cultural sights that displays Småland culture up close. In the "museum park", in central Växjö, lies Småland's Museum, the Swedish Glass museum and The House of Emigrants. The Swedish Glass Museum shows the magical world of glass from different periods Småland Museum opened in its own building in 1885. In the permanent exhibitions, you can find everything from Neolithic objects, a silver treasure from the Viking Age and opera singer Christina Nilsson’s emerald jewelry. The museum contains both a café and a shop.
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National park Åsnen

National park Åsnen

Åsnen was made a national park in March 2018, which means that the nature in the surroundings is unique and of international interest. The national park is about 19 kvm, and 75% of the area is water. The main entrance is situated by the bridge Sunnabron near the narrow that leads to the largest island in Åsnen, Sirkön. Hiking paths leads to Bjurkärr. Bjurkärr has one of Sweden’s most valuable broad-leaved deciduous forests, since it is very rich in species. The bird life is rich and you can find unusual insects, moss and lichen here. The other entrance to the national park is situated by the left shore of Åsnen and near the mountain Trollberget. Here you can find leaflets about the national park and also both broad-leaved deciduous trees and conifer trees such as pine and fir trees. Additionally, there is a shore by the lake and wetland forest, all in the same small area. Some places in the national park have toilets, fire places and resting places. Some have paths marked with different colours and a wooden deck near the lake where you can unpack your basket with Swedish fika and just enjoy the view of Åsnen, with all its lakes and water.
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Football

Football

Växjö DFF has in a few years gone from divison 1 to the highest division in Sweden, Damallsvenskan. Myresjöhus Arena holds around 12 000 spectators and lies in the Arena City of Växjö. Tickets to Växjö DFF:s games can be purchased at Myresjöhus Arena. Östers IF has a long football tradition and the club dates back to 1930. The team plays in the next highest division, Superettan. Myresjöhus Arena holds around 12 000 spectators and lies in the Arena City of Växjö. Tickets to Östers IF:s games can be purchased at Myresjöhus Arena or online.
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The Southeast trail

The Southeast trail

The Southeast trail ("Sydostleden") is a 270 km long cycletour between Växjö and Simrishamn. It runs through 9 municipalities and 3 counties. 80 % of the tour is on asphalt. You can start or finish the tour in Växjö with plenty of hotels, shops, restaurants and cafés. To and from Växjö you can take the train to international airports such as Sturup (Malmo), Kastrup (Copenhagen) and Landvetter (Gothenburg) in less than three hours. Click on the link for more information (for English click "Meny").
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Fishing

Fishing

With 300 lakes Växjö offers many different opportunities for fishermen. Apart from the big lakes such as Åsnen and Helgasjön there are numerous of smaller lakes, rivers, streams, brooks, ponds and game fish pools. You can even fish in the central lakes of Växjö that lies only a stone´s throw from the city center. Boats can be rented and fishing guides can be booked in the area. Contact the Tourist Center for more information and also to purchase your fishing permit. The fishing permit is valid for the Växjö lakes; Växjösjön Barnsjön Trummen Norra och Södra Bergundasjön.
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