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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, large and light, 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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Teleborgs Castle

Teleborgs Castle

Here you will meet a living castle and castle-life. The hotel business cares about the castle's history and it has been carefully renovated. Teleborg´s castle offers hotel and guesthouses. The castle has different common areas and meeting rooms; each and every one with it’s on history, suitable for groups of eight up to hundred people. The castle also houses a restaurant where you can dine with a view over the garden. Teleborgs castle was a wedding gift from the wealthy and slightly eccentric count Fredrik Bonde af Björnö, to his young wife Anna Koskull. The exterior of the castle today is virtually unchanged and is surrounded by the castle garden.
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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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