Children‘s stories

Astrid Lindgren‘s väreld, Vimmerby

My last real visit to Sweden was more than 20 years ago and it was really time for a trip. In addition we were reading children’s books where the families go to Sweden in their summer holidays. And of course there where the many omnipresent books of Astrid Lindgren. And then we also bought a new Ikea kitchen. So we decided to have a kind of Swedish summer this year. Continue reading “Children‘s stories”

IKEA museum

Ikea-Museum, Älmhult, Sweden

Who doesn’t know the do-it-yourself furniture company IKEA? Some of us use their products during the whole life. IKEA in fact is an abbreviation for Ingvar Kamprad from Elmtaryd near Agunnaryd and that named place is near Älmhult, Sweden where you today find an IKEA hotel as well as an IKEA museum. Continue reading “IKEA museum”

Swimming elk

Älgpark, Målilla

The Älgpark at Målilla, Sweden is a special one: it is run by a family and is therefore also very family-friendly and you cannot drive through by car or be driven through in a bus. Instead you walk on a path along and around the habitats of three elk families. It is therefore a bit harder to get in direct touch with the animals – but therefore you can also see them swimming. Continue reading “Swimming elk”

Kleva Gruva

Kleva gruva, Holsbybrunn

The Kleva Gruva is a former copper and nickel mine in the region of Alseda / Vetlanda / Holsbybrunn, Sweden. It was opened in 1691 after a ringer made a walk in the forest and found a stone that he believed to be gold. The mine was operated until 1920 with a lot of interruptions. In 1991 the mine was opened for visitors and is now operated by a family from Germany. Continue reading “Kleva Gruva”

Naturum & Västerviks Museum

Västervik, Sweden

The Naturum and the Västerviks Museum at Västervik, Sweden were a very positive surprise. We went by narrow-gauge train from Hultsfred to Västervik – but what to do there? Then I found these two museums on the Internet and decided to give them a try. They are located 20 minutes on foot away from the railway station on a rock called Kulbacken. It is located on the other side of the bay but there is a road and a path leading there. Continue reading “Naturum & Västerviks Museum”