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Kalmar Castle – Kalmar, Sweden

Kalmar Castle – Kalmar, Sweden

  The most famous thing about Kalmar must be Kalmar Castle.   The history of this legendary castle goes back 800 years and it has played an important part in the Swedish history. It has been everything from a fortress defending Sweden from Denmark, to a royal palace that the family Vasa rebuilt into a Renaissance palace after European fashion. Today, the castle is open for visitors all year long and is the best preserved Nordic Renaissance castle.        Inside the castle,…

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Travel Diary: Kalmar day 3

Travel Diary: Kalmar day 3

On our third and last day during our Easter weekend road trip, we visited Kalmar Castle. It opened at 10 am and since we lived pretty much next to it, we slept in and had a long breakfast at the hotel before heading over. The castle has two floors containing everything from a church to grand dining rooms to dungeons. The castle is almost a thousand years old (!!!) and it has happened a lot there throughout the history so…

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Travel Diary: Kalmar & Öland Day 2

Travel Diary: Kalmar & Öland Day 2

  I’m home again after my weekend away during Easter, and honestly, I have to say that the trip was a big epic fail.   Okay, so the trip itself wasn’t actually bad. In reality – it was really good. Me and my family got to spend some quality time together and explore a lot of new places so I’m actually really happy about the weekend. The only problem though was that our purpose with this trip was to get away…

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Travel Diary: Kalmar Day 1

Travel Diary: Kalmar Day 1

  I have spent this Friday on the road together with my family.   We all had a couple of days off during Easter and wanted to travel somewhere together, but pretty much every flight, train and boat ticket was ridiculously expensive, and even though we all love to travel we refuse to pay overprices to get somewhere. We waited on a good “last minute”-deal but realized it was impossible to do with five people (me, my boyfriend, my brother and my…

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