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.

Sightseeing in Kalmar

Kalmar Castle is 800 years old. We also paddled with our packrafts around the castle. The castle is surrounded by four towers which have been added later on in the 13th century to the fortification. The Kalmar Castle Church from 1592. There were also some reconstructed medieval weapons displayed.

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

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.

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