In Råshult a mile outside Älmhult was born in 1707 Carl Linneaus, later ennobled to Carl Linnaeus. He became Sweden’s largest botanist and laid the foundation for the modern naming of biology. At his birth yard there is today a large cultural reserve with an opportunity to travel back to the 18th century landscapes. When you have visited the Meadows, gardens and the old houses, a lunch in the KRAV labelled Café can sit in handy.
IKEA was founded by Ingvar Kamprad and opened its first store in Älmhult 1958. The IKEA Museum is in the original building that housed the first IKEA store and it’s a popular tourist destination. The new store features the world’s largest IKEA product range and is well worth a visit.
The IKEA Museum is the story of IKEA. In the past, in the present and into the future. At the IKEA Museum you can follow their journey from the beginning in Älmhult and out into the world. Take a break in their restaurant and browse among the unique products in their museum shop.
In Älmhult municipality there are nine nature reserves, including Höö, Kronan and Vakö bog. For those who like to hike in the woods and land, a visit to one of these nature reserves is a must. In the reception there are maps and more information about these and many other nature areas you can visit.