Kalmar Castle, Kalmar
Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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. Plan to visit Kalmar Castle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kalmar attractions using our Kalmar itinerary planner.
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One of my favourite castles i have ever visited. great landmark and definitely worth a visit.It was my second visit and still gives that wow factor.
Daniel Phu H
Follow up on day at the castle. Most of the day has been satisfactory. The venue is think is fantastic. That was the only wow factor. I found the service below par. The lunch service was appalling. Ye... read more »
Ett välbevarat gammalt slott som var mycket större och bättre än jag trodde. Bra guider som gjorde bra turerA well-preserved old castle that was much bigger and better than I thought. Good guides who made good toursshow original
Interesting castle at a beautiful location
It's a beautiful castle, and even more friendly for kids. You can get a discount with your student card.
This castle is located at a site worth visiting. The best season is summer or start autmn. There is an old graveyard before one goes to visit the castle.there are 50 to 300 years old trees in the near by park. I was recently there on 2015-9-13. I enjoyed every moment I spent there. The strong wind was blowing and it was cool also.
Beatiful place and not so common In swedish country.
A very nice and old castle which was built 800 years ago.
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