VäxjöCopyright: Anders Bergön
VäxjöVäxjö is the very heart of southeast Sweden – in the middle of Småland, in the middle of southern Sweden. There is a lot to see, experience and do here – unique shops and world-class restaurants. A thriving culture and art programme, an intimate café culture and several award-winning culinary eating-houses. If you would like to experience genuine Småland nature, take one of the many cycle and footpaths straight out into the forests! A kingdom of crystal is just around the corner, as is the kingdom of furniture. Welcome!
The CityPerhaps it is the “small metropolis” feeling, rich in contrasts, that makes so many people feel at home in Växjö. Multicultural, youthful and do ahead. Growing so that it strains at the seams. Despite a high tempo, there is also time for calm and reflection. It’s the contrasts that define the town of Växjö. On the one hand, lively pulse, shopping and entertainment and on the other, charming alleyways, cobblestones and red cottages. There is something to do for both big and small here – from a cathedral with roots in the 12th century to a modern skatepark in the middle of town, from Sweden’s best wine cellar to peaceful fishing trips only a stone’s throw from the main street.
EventsIn Växjö, international conferences, national Eurovision Song Contest competitions and Swedish Championship finals mix with smaller local events. The modern arena city with stadiums for floorball, ice hockey, football and athletics are all world class. Rich and varied concert and cultural offerings with a number of different festivals in central Växjö contribute to an exciting atmosphere all year around. For more information about the events in Växjö: https://upplev.vaxjo.se/evenemang
AccommodationsThe alternatives in Växjö are many – there are a number of hotels in central Växjö, guesthouses and manor house hotels just around the corner, not to mention the fine camping sites. If you want to live in a castle, we can even offer that!
Do & See
It is easy to discover Växjö. We often say that you can reach everything within 15 minutes. You are close to everything, for example the Linneaus garden, Sweden's Glass Museum, the Swedish Emigrant Institution, and you can easily walk between the city's different sights. On your walk you will almost certainly do some shopping and rest your feet at one of Växjö's many cafés and restaurants. Or just take a pause on one of the benches beside Lake Växjö.
Växjö´s many restaurants offer food from all corners of the world. The surrounding lakes, forests and meadows are a huge stockpile for all those who appreciate Småland gastronomy. Some of the restaurants are so good that their trophy cabinets are full of honours from the White Guide and other prominent restaurant guides. But Växjö is also a coffee break town where you are never far away from a classic patisserie. The oldest patisserie was founded in 1876 and is still run today by descendants of the founder, Johan Broqvist. Sweden’s biggest food market is arranged annually in Växjö and the city has been awarded the distinction of being the Gastronomic Capital of the Year, by the Swedish government.
When being in Växjö and Sweden you will learn that fika (“coffee breaks”) is essential. In Växjö you will find old traditional cafés and modern coffee places.
Bars & Nightlife
Växjö is the little "world city" with the peace and nature just around the corner but with lively pulse on city streets and squares.
Växjö offer shopping the whole week long. There are different shopping areas with a rich range of both well-known stores and smaller more personal boutiques.