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Kalmar Castle, Kalmar

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See firsthand how kings lived at Kalmar Castle, a 16th-century palace built in Renaissance-style architecture. The castle began as a round defensive tower in the 12th century, a powerful defensive compound strategically built just north of the Danish border. In 1397 it served as the crucial location for signing the Kalmar Union. Explore the dramatic history of the castle through the rooms in the governor's apartments--each represents a different event. Travel over the moat, across the tower bridge, and through the courtyard to see the dungeons, chapel, cannons, and hidden rooms of the castle. Be sure to join a guided tour led by knowledgeable guides dressed in period attire; you'll learn about the ghosts of the castle, among other things. To visit Kalmar Castle on your holiday in Kalmar, and find out what else Kalmar has to offer, use our Kalmar tour itinerary maker website .
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  • I was here today at a conference hosted by the Swedish solar energy. What a place, super fun that they chose to put the Conference here. Förmiddagsfikat consisted of cheese ham sandwich, coffee &. Lunch was served a true classic, Burger with mashed potatoes, peas, melted butter and lingonberries. It was good, nothing stood out but it was good. The Conference ended with a dark chocolate brownie, sweet and delicious.
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  • A great castle with both inner and outer Bailey. The Royal Chapel is an experience and a toilet in the King's room, an experience. There is much to say about the Castle but please take a tour in the nearest surroundings. Since Kalmar is one of few cities that actually has two ring walls a little less in the närheen of the Castle and the large round Kvarnholmen (City Center)
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  • Please visit the Kalmarın Castle. I went in March, during the summer it is more beautiful.
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  • Great one. A good place here. Always like it. You have many things to watch. Good place too for stuff you want to do! And you can watch the place actually in a great view. I liked it a lot. Can say nothing more than, that you will have here a great time to spend!
  • Beautiful castle and super fun for the kids ! The shop has amazing products for interior designs and genuine nice souvenir gifts. What a joy to find a castle who still try to keep history alive in all the details. The glasses reproductions in the royal dinning room are exquisite! A place for all the family !
  • Lots of interesting things to see. Tours are great! It's really great to notice that castle is well maintained. Family ticket packet is also quite reasonably priced. Must see if you visit Kalmar!
  • We just walked around the outside and didn't pay for the tour due to time constraints. The castle was amazing and the grave yard adjoining looked historically interesting. There was also a group renting canoes to canoe around the moat. Only giving 3 stars because we didn't do the tour so I can't comment on that.
  • Castle looks magnificent from outside and really well maintained. Area around is beautiful and very scenic. We did not go inside as we only had a few hrs and thought it was too expensive for a short visit. SEK 480 for the family
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