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Kalmar is an old town on the southeastern shore of Sweden and worth for a sightseeing trip. Kalmar is the city where the Kalmar Union was founded, which unified the Scandinavian nations from 1397 till 1534 in order to counter the Hanseatic League. The Kalmar Union was founded by Queen Margareta.

Kalmar Castle Sweden

Kalmar Castle Sightseeing

Kalmar Castle is 800 years old. We also paddled with our packrafts around the castle.

Kalmar Castle Sightseeing

Kalmar Castle Sightseeing anchor

Kalmar Castle entrance gate bridge

The main gate of the castle.

Kalmar Castle Sightseeing towers canons

The castle is surrounded by four towers which have been added later on in the 13th century to the fortification.

Kalmar Castle entrance gate

Kalmar Castle Sightseeing courtyard

The castle courtyard.

Kalmar Castle Cathedral Church Sweden

The Kalmar Castle Church from 1592.

Kalmar Castle canon

First, try with my Hoya R72 49mm Infrared Filter and Sony A7r.

Hoya R72 Infrared Filter

View from the Castle towards the Baltic Sea.

Kalmar Castle Sightseeing weapong

Some reconstructed medieval weapons were also displayed.

Kalmar Cathedral sightseeing tourism travel visit

Calmar Cathedral built from 1660 till 1703.

Kalmar Cathedral sightseeing tourism travel visit

Kalmar Cathedral sightseeing tourism travel visit>

Kalmar Läns Museum

Also worth to visit is the Kalmar Läns Museum which exhibits remainings of the Kronan Stora – the flag ship of Sweden which capsized in 1676 with over 800 people on board.

Kalmar Sweden

The Old Water Tower is also a landmark in Kalmar. Kalmar is definitely worth a visit. It’s not a really big town but the castle and the Läns Museum are definitely worth to see. If you have time, you can also take a bus to Eketorp which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.