Kalmar is about 50 kilometers from the campsite offering loads of attractions like Kalmar Castle. The history of this legendary castle goes back 800 years. For a long time, Kalmar Castle was an important fortification. Kalmar Castle is a symbol for Kalmar. The castle’s history features international politics, court intrigues, fiery sieges and fierce battles. Today the castle is vibrant and lively place where many people visit.
Kalmar Castle was given its current design during the 16th century, when the Vasa kings Gustav, Erik XIV and Johan III rebuilt the medieval castle and made it into a Renaissance palace. The first tower was raised in 1180 and the castle is the best preserved Nordic Renaissance castle. So take a guided tour and get to know the castle next time you visit the east coast of Sweden.