VäxjöSmåland in Sweden. In April 2013 Växjö's Smalandsposten reported a municipal population of 84,800 inhabitants.
phone: +46 470-73 32 80address: Residenset - Stortorget, Kronobergsgatan 7
- is in the Southern part of the city centre. There are direct trains from Copenhagen and its Airport (Kastrup) in Denmark. Furthermore, there are trains from Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm (change in Alvesta).
Växsjö Småland AirportOperated by SAS , Fly Smaland and Ryanair and has flights from Stockholm, Kalmar, Visby, Weeze, Berlin and Kaunas in Lithuania. The nearest major internationsl airports are Copenhagen Airport, Malmö Aisport, Göteborg Airport and Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
By carSeveral car routes intersect at Växjö. Route 23 connects to Malmö South-West of Växjö, Routes 25 and 30 connects with the E4 highway in west and north-west, Route 37 carries traffic to Northern and North-Eastern Småland, Route 25 continues eastward towards Kalmar and Route 27 South-East towards Karlskrona.
Växjö is a small town, so your feet will be sufficient for the center of town with main street Storgatan as the artery. The rest of the city can be reached by bicycle or bus. City buses and buses to the country side can be found at the railway station and are operated by Länstrafiken.
Växjö owns a University with many international students. It is a steady growing city and a centre in Smaland. Växjö airport (VXO) make it easy to fly in from Germany (Weeze/Duesseldorf) and Netherlands.
Bergkvara Castle RuinOne of Sweden's oldest mansions and a ruin since raided by Nils Dacke. The castle lies on the grounds of a still-inhabited late 18th-century mansion. There's also a nice garden cafe in an old workers building which serves local products in a cozy atmosphere.
address: Linnégatan 2ABuilt in the 12th century. It has two large spires and an interior filled with glass from Kosta Boda and other Swedish glass makers that are near the town.
The Echo TempleA water tower with acoustics making sounds echo several times.
phone: +46 470-75 20 97address: Grimslövn industrial museum including a small village, a mansion, and several old factories in pretty surroundings. Huseby was originally an iron foundry with history from the 17th century and in use until the 1950s. Donated to the state after a scandal called "Husebyaffären" (The Huseby affair) in the 1950s where the uneducated owner Florence Stephens were swindled for large amounts by trusted employees. Also involved was Prince Carl Bernadotte who confessed to the charges but was somehow acquitted.
Kronoberg Castle RuinIt is a place with beautiful Swedish nature, tourists and a cozy but relatively expensive café. The castle dates back to 14th century, and figured in both the Danish-Swedish wars and as base of operations for the Geatish freedomfighter, Nils Dacke, who fought against the Swedish crown in the 16th century.
phone: +46 470-70 42 00address: Södra Järnvägsgatan 2A museum about the cultural history of Småland and "The Swedish Glass Museum".
address: Vilhelm Mobergs gata 4A museum concerning the great emigration from Sweden in general and from Småland in particular in the 19th century.
Visit the relaxing Teaterparken park or the park around the cathedral.
- Åsnen runt is a 4+ day bicycle route that goes through Växjö and round the lake Åsnen some 20 km south of town.
Two larger centers of shopping malls lies in the east of town called Samarkand and I11 after the former regiment. Both reachable by bus nr 3.
There is a Swedish army surplus store not too far from the city center. Follow Liedbergsgatan to the south, cross the railway tracks and take right on the first crossing.
phone: +46 470-123 11address: Storgatan 25On Storgatan is a cozy coffee house in the center of town situated in an old wooden building. Great for watching pedestrians either from the outdoor area or the second floor.
phone: +46 470-120 20address: Kronobergsgatan 14Just north east of the main square (Stortorget) run by 5th generation of the same family that opened the café in 1876. The interior doesn't reveal this though the service and quality cakes does.
phone: +46 470-77 78 88address: Västra Esplanaden 6Thai restaurant with excellent food. Serves lunch for 65 SEK even on Saturdays.
phone: +46 470-75 97 00address: Storgatan 24One of Sweden's more well known restaurants.
phone: +46 470-74 04 09address: Sandgärdsgatan 17-19On Sandgärdsgatan situated in one of Växjös older wooden buildings with bar and basement dance floor. Most late night visitors are around their 20s.
phone: +46 470 134 00address: Kungsgatan 6Four-star hotel in the pedestrian-oriented city centre. Well laid-out rooms, available with double bed or two beds. Breakfast and reliable wireless internet included.
phone: +46 470-225 80address: Norra Esplanaden 21
phone: +46 470-77 67 00address: Kungsgatan 27Just north of the city centre is a small hotel which may look like something out of a horror movie. Discounts during the summer period.