Astrid Lindgren's World is Sweden's largest open air theatre with its many stages where specially written plays, based on Astrid Lindgren's stories, are performed daily. It's a great experience to get to meet and play with Pippi, Karlsson, Emil or any of the other favourites.
Astrid Lindgren's childhood home is the farm in Näs. The old vicarage now houses a Knowledge Centre and a museum. In the extensive exhibition, "The Whole World's Astrid Lindgren", you can follow the story about Astrid Lindgren from her childhood at Näs to becoming a world renowned author.
The three small houses in Sevedstorp were the inspiration for Astrid Lindgrens books about the Bullerby Children. In the summertime the village comes to life, with different animals, possibilities to jump in the hay and in one of the barns you will find Café Sörgården where waffles, Swedish cheescake and goodies are served.
The Hultsfred-Västervik Narrowgauge Railway. The narrow-gauge railway is Sweden’s longest historical treasure. The Hultsfred-Västervik line was finished in 1879 and was in service until 1984. During the summertime you can once again experience the sensation of riding the 50’s style orange-n-gold railcars. A trip that stretches over 70km on a line that’s scarcely a meter wide.
Eriksgården offers natural adventures with the horse in focus and accommodation at the farm. An extraordinary forest experience with guided horse and cart rides for the whole family in Småland's idyllic natural surroundings. In the winter, providing there's snow, we organise sled rides.
Welcome to one of the largest museum for those who like motorcycles in general and motocross in particular. The museum has a blend of unique technical innovations and bikes that have won World Championships, ridden by the great sporting legends of Motocross and Enduro. Welcome in and look around and enjoy several decades of MX history.
Swimming, sunning, relaxing, and perhaps playing next to a beautiful inland lake is what many people dream of on a beautiful summer's day. In the surrounds of Vimmerby, there are lots of small lakes ideal for swimming and fishing. At several of these lakes, the local council has set up leisure areas with sandy beaches and jetties.
Åbro Bryggeri is Sweden’s oldest family-run brewery, and one of Europe’s most modern. Since 1856, Åbro Bryggeri has been brewing beer with water from the same spring in Vimmerby. Åbro Bryggeri brews a number of beers, such as the flagship Åbro Original and the premium series Bryggmästarens. Get to know the history and production through a guided tour or visit the restaurant Brygghuset with and experience the new micro brewery.
Kvill Oak or Rumskulla Oak is a fine example of one of Europe's oldest and largest trees with an estimated age of 850 to 1,000 years. The Kvill eken is one of the few big trees remaining in Sweden. You'll find the oak tree a few kilometres south of the national park. It measures 13m in circumference.
Cultural History Museum in Vimmerby. The museum is housed in an 18th century timber dwelling with original Baroque ornamentation. One exhibition is devoted to the graveyard at Gästgivarhagen on the outskirts of town. Some items have been restored and are now exhibited at the museum. There are several themed exhibitions during the year, visit the homepage to find out what exhibition is shown right now.
Sit down for a moment on the chair opposite Astrid Lindgren in the main Square in Vimmerby! The statue is the work of the artist, Marie-Louise Ekman and has been created in patinated bronze. The statue of Astrid sitting in her workroom by her typewriter was unveiled in 2007.
Loads of games Jump, climb, bounce, ride...Experience the tingling and dizzying feeling when you zip down the big slide and suddenly come flying out of the shark's mouth. Celebrate your birthday in one of the party rooms, play golf and much more. Here is also a restaurant and café.
Welcome to visit Astrid Lindgren's World during their special autumn holiday with a genuine Småland Autumn Fair. During day-time you'll find more than 70 exhibitors and artisans displaying and selling their goods together with some of the most loved characters of Astrid Lindgrens stories.
Emil in Lönneberga went to The Vimmerby Fair where he gave a demonstration of how to deal with temperamental horses. Animals are not being sold at the fair any longer, even though you might see some there. There's, nevertheless, lots to enjoy with street vendors peddling their wares and many visitors.
Scandinavia's biggest people's race carnival takes place in Vimmerby in July. Semesterracet attracts 600-700 vehicles from near and far, but also around 20 000 spectators. The quality of the vehicle is often not much to write home about, and with every heat, they get more dented and scratched.
If you love good food and drink then the Brewery House is the place for you. In Åbro Brewery's oldest premises there's a cosy gastro-pub with a broad range of beers and whisky. The Brewery is a gastro pub and serve traditional pub meals and for the small ones there is a children's menu. In the beginning of 2018 a micro brewery was installed in conjunction with the restaurant.
In Astrid Lindgren's World, there are several restaurants to choose from, all serving good wholesome food. There is no pre-fabricated or fast food in the park. Instead, an the restaurants use locally produced goods and recipes. Naturally, you can find both meatballs and pancakes on the menu.
Welcome to Prime - the only Steakhouse in Vimmerby. Our American Steakhouse focuses on grilled quality meat and homemade hamburgers. The menu is large and we offer our guests to choose between different sizes of meats and different side orders, or some of our fish, vegetarian or vegan dishes. Of course the children have their own menu. Quality is something we value highly at the same time as we have prices for everyone. We constantly develop our service and products. We are able to adjust our menu to fit allergies and special requirements, talk to the staff and they will guide you. Welcome!
Zedig's Kök & Café serves handmade hamburgers of high quality: bread, burgers and sauces as well as the sides are made from good ingredients. Try the Fudge Cream, ice cream like you have never tasted it before, where each scoop is an experience of exciting and local flavors. Everything served with a great amount of personal touch in a cozy 50's inspired setting.
In the village Ingebo, in an old house from the 1850's, you will find our organic café and restaurant - Ekocafé! Here you can enjoy homemade dishes such as hamburger, wood-fired pizzas, cakes and other tasty dishes and pastries. Everything in the café is homemade, organic, eco-labeled, local produced and in season. The vegetables, herbs and flowers are grown in the farm's garden and greenhouse. In the farm shop you'll find, amongst other things, wool products and lamb skins from the village's KRAV-accredited sheep farm. Meet the farm animals. Follow the walking tracks in the village's woods and fields.
In the middle of town by Stora Torget (the Town Square) you’ll find “Bakfickan”. Enjoy the freshly made breakfast, pastries, rolls and cakes. The café serves tasty salads and sandwiches that are equally good for a picnic. Sit down inside or outside and enjoy the view across the town center.
Try the home-baked bread including the honey buffet, the delicious “Ljunghonungstosca”, or why not try the homemade honey ice cream with different flavours? You also get a close-up experience with bees and other pollinators, either in their natural habitat or by the specially-designed beehive in the café.
’De Hollandsche tuin’ has a bohemian and ’green’ feeling to it and is located in Lidhems forest, between Frödinge and Locknevi. Wherever possible, the kitchen uses organic, fair trade, home grown and local produce. The sustainable and inspiring environment welcomes you to experience Lidhem.
A 17th-century cottage in beautiful Spilhammar, Mariannelund. Here you can enjoy good food, coffee & waffles or why not Swedish cheesecake with jam & cream.Seating available inside or on the convivial terrace overlooking the lovely beach just a stone’s throw away. There’s also mini-golf if you like to play.
Vimmerby Torg is the heart of the town. Here you will find books and gifts, beauty products and healty food mixed with fabric and electronics. From the town center you can follow Storgatan, a street filled with beautiful wooden houses that are home to some of the great selection of stores in the town. If you are looking for sporting equipment, maps, clothing or interior details a stroll down this road will be successful.
Vimmerby Camping is a beautifully situated family camp site by the lake Nossen, 3 km outside of Vimmerby. Choose from cabins, holiday units, family rooms or one of the many camping spaces. Enjoy the beach, play a game of miniature golf or rent a pedal boat. Fully licensed restaurant.
Welcome to the closest campsite to Astrid Lindgren’s World (45 km) when you want to stay by the sea! KustCamp Gamleby is a cosy 4-star family campground with a unique child friendly beach and lagoon by the sea protected from alga. We have cabins, mobile homes, campground close to the sea and beautiful nature and a new modern service building.
Vimmerby Tourist Office is an authorized tourist office opened all the year round. You find the office in “Rådhuset” at the main square in Vimmerby. The staff will help you organise your stay here in Vimmerby. The staff gives suggestions of activities and accommodation. You are also most welcome to visit the souvenir shop. Welcome!
The travel centre is the hub for public transportation in Vimmerby. Between the travel centre and the main square in Vimmerby is only a five minute walk. During summer most trains stop at Astrid Lindgren's World's station. Astrid Lindgren's World is situated in Vimmerby, walking distance from the travel centre (about 25 minutes) and there are several accommodation alternatives available. For time tables and information, check on www.klt.se www.resrobot.se www.swebusexpress.se www.svenskabuss.se If you are travelling by train: Two direct services Stockholm-Vimmerby daily and several daily to/from Linköping and Kalmar. Check the Swedish Railways timetable for further information: www.sj.se www.resrobot.se