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See the landscape swish past the window on a 50s railbus, experience life from a bygone era on a historical estate or feel the invigorating wind out on the archipelago. A visit to an artist can give you perspective on daily life and why not bid on the find of a lifetime in an auction.

Casimirsborgs Bronsålderscentrum (Bronze Age Centre)

A unique and exciting place to visit with scenes depicting life during the Bronze Age. Both old and young, adults and children, can explore the untouched Bronze Age landscape and gain an insight into what life was like by, among other things, talking to researchers and artisans in various authentic environments and contexts. Casimirsborgs Bronsålderscentrum (Bronze Age Centre) has: A museum with exhibitions about the Bronze Age and the area. A cafe. A shop. A “restaurant” (make your own Bronze Age food on the fire’s embers). Petroglyphs: own hiking (map is in the shop), make your own petroglyphs/graffiti. A market. Courses (at the folk high school): Pictures of the east coast’s Bronze Age – a week-long course about the Bronze Age, how people lived and their customs (advance booking is required). Be an archaeologist for a day – on a treasure hunt around the world (24-hour advance booking is required). Find and document rock carvings – a treasure hunt through the countryside – In pursuit of the Bronze Age (24-hour advance booking is required) – how and what the Bronze Age man hunted, including practical experience (24-hour advance booking is required). Activities: Horse riding (15 minutes). Riding on a horse and carriage between the entrance and the ancient remains. Archery – hit the target on the pretend deer. Casimirsborgs slott (Castle) – guided tour (45 minutes). Bronze Age remnants – guided tour (1 hour). How to find rock carvings – guided tour (1 hour). For the children: Stone maze. Look at our sheep, horses and hens. Build your own Bronze Age village. Adventure track. Combined open-air walking and quiz competition. Shooting with a bow and arrow. Dress up as a Bronze Age man (certain parts of the programme are preliminary and may be subject to change). How to get there From Västervik: drive towards Gränsö and go past the castle ruins and the candle making factory, continue straight ahead towards Segersgärde, approximately 20 km from Västervik. Turn right into the car park when you see the sign for Kasimirsborg. Cross the road and enter Casimirsborg. From Gamleby: drive across the old square towards Lofta, after approximately 2.5 km turn right towards Västervik. After approximately 7.5 km take the left-hand exit into the car park when you see the sign for Kasimirsborg. Cross the road and enter Casimirsborg. Tel. no.:0493-101 07, 0768 43 85 43 E-mail:[email protected] Home page:casimirsborg.se [.]

Regardless of whether your passion is golfing, fishing or splashing about with your kayak paddle, Västervik has everything you could need, not to mention Sweden’s most beautiful archipelago as backdrop. For more activities visit www.vastervik.com
Local produce of the highest quality is one of our trademarks. Skilful cooks serve their dishes in fabulous surroundings, regardless of whether you are at a top restaurant in the country, outside the marina at Loftahammar, out on the archipelago in Laxboa or in a cosy tavern in central Västervik.

Restaurant Sjökanten, Hasselö

The delightful Restaurang Sjökanten on Hasselö is beautifully located in the courtyard at Slågaudden’s old carpenter’s house and boathouse, 2.5 km south of Hasselö Sand. In this authentic environment, delicious lunch buffets and well-composed evening menus are served, with fish from the farm’s own fishermen and locally grown products from Småland’s archipelago and hinterland, which can be enjoyed with a nice cool drink. Next to the restaurant, which is right beside the water, there is a sauna and hot tub, which can be rented all year round. During the summer, Sjökanten is open for lunch seven days a week and for evening bookings offering three-course menus several nights a week. During other times, between May and October, Sjökanten is also open for booked groups, conferences and festive occasions! Note that you always have to pre-book a table in the evenings. During lunchtimes, a table reservation is not needed, but to ensure space is available for you, it is recommend! You can reach the lake either on foot or on a rented bicycle from Hasselö Sand. It is also possible to book Göran’s Remmarlag - an open-sided wagon pulled by a motorised vehicle either a quad bike or a tractor! You can also travel on our day excursion "Experience Hasselö and Sladö" including boat trip (return by tractor and cart) or bicycle and lunch at the lakeside restaurant Restaurang Sjökanten (price SEK 395 per adult and SEK 200 per child).

Västervik’s exciting town centre is full of shops, including national chains and local shops. Stroll around the shops, rest for a while at one of the small cafes and enjoy the wonderful sea views from the promenade in the centre of town. The amount of shops is on the increase. More recently, the variety of shops has expanded with a new shopping gallery that has opened on Storgatan, and several discount stores have opened around Västervik, including Cheapy, Överskottsbolaget, Rusta, Lager 157 and Scorett. You will find lots of bargains, with shopping to suit all tastes. It is not only in Västervik where there are great opportunities for shopping. Throughout the entire municipality there are many shops - everything from farm shops to the more established chains. You will most certainly enjoy a trip to Gamleby with its shopping mall Garpe and all the quaint shops.
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