Top 10 Attractions
Discover the Top 10 attractions to visit Kalmar with Irro Charter!
Top 10 attractions to see in Kalmar with Irro Charter
Kalmar is a city in Kalmar län's southern Swedish province and Småland's historic province. The town is situated on the
Baltic Sea's Kalmarsund. From the thirteenth to seventeenth centuries, Kalmar was one of Sweden's largest cities.
Between 1602 and 1913 it was the episcopal seat of Kalmar Diocese with a bishop, and the 1702 Kalmar Cathedral is still
a fine example of classical architecture. It became a fortified city, centered on Kalmar Castle. After the Treaty of
Roskilde in 1658, Kalmar's importance diminished until industrialization came up in the 19th century. Nowadays, this
beautiful city on the south-eastern coast of Sweden came out on top when the Reseguiden travel site counted 37,000 votes
in its annual poll for Sweden's most popular town.
Irro Charter bus company has been successful in the bus hire market for over 50 years now. Thanks to our local
charter bus depot location, we can offer you a variety of bus rental services. Our airport shuttle coaches can pick you
up from Kalmar airport and and you will travel comfortably to any accommodation in Kalmar and surroundings. Book a
chartered bus in order to explore Kalmar, get on a tour bus and discover Sweden’s south. Or maybe rent a coach with
driver and tour the whole of Sweden in your cosy tour bus. Whatever your plans are, our bus rental company by Coach
Charter Europe is the best way to sightsee this great city and surroundings. Get in touch wbith our Irro Charter
tour bus department to find out about our charter bus services.
For some recommendations regarding places to have on your trip itinerary when visiting Kalmar, please find below theTop
10 bus company tips for Kalmar.
Kalmar Modern, House
Kalmar Slott (Kalmar Castle)The fairy-tale turrets, the drawbridge, the foul dungeon and the secret passages ... Kalmar Slott has everything the
proper castle should have. This dominant Renaissance fortress was once the most important building on the land and is
properly fortified outside and sumptuously furnished inside. You 're free to wander around the castle as you please, but
the rewarding and fun hour-long guided tours (at least once a day at 11:30 a.m.) included in your admission fee will
really help you to appreciate the significance of this magnificent relic.
Kalmar County MuseumThe highlight of this fine museum, in the old harbour steam mill, is the finds of the Kronan flagship of the 17th
century. The ship exploded and sank just before the battle of 1676, losing nearly 800 men. It was rediscovered in 1980,
and so far more than 30,000 beautifully preserved objects have been excavated, including a spectacular gold hoard,
clothing and musical instruments.
Kalmar Konstmuseum (Kalmar art Museum)The striking Kalmar Konstmuseum can be found in the park near Kalmar Slott. Although it does not have a permanent
collection, its striking galleries usually host one or two contemporary exhibitions at any given time.
A world of DinosaursWhen in Kalmar, make sure to visit A World of Dinosaurs. Kids are crazy about the giant monsters of the past in this
great indoor Dino Museum about 10 km west of Kalmar. The museum is Europe's largest dinosaur exhibition. It features
more than 130 authentic skeletons and an impressive array of convincing full-scale dino models underneath. A World of
Dinosaurs makes for an exciting and interesting day with your whole family, so travel back millions of years and
experience the world's most powerful animals ever.
The Cat´s Bottom (Kattrumpan)Not only does central Kalmar boast a beautiful beach, it has the best name of any beach anywhere. Kattrumpan (the cat's
bottom) shares his cheeky nickname with a small town district and is extremely popular among the youth of Kalmar. If
that's not so much your thing, the city is so awash with beautiful beaches that there are even two, one reserved for
nature lovers, and one reserved for dogs.
Kalmar Old Town
Hagby ChurchHagby Church is one of the few preserved round churches in Sweden that many find to be the best preserved one in the
country. The church is in Vassmolösa outside Kalmar, just about a 20-minute ride on your Bus Charter Europe tour bus.
Hagby Stone Church's predecessor was the wooded Saint Sigfrid Chapel, about two kilometers south of the present church
structure. Building this stone church started in the late 12th century. The house acted as both a fortress and a
defensive building. As a consequence, the upper wall has shooting and spear throwing openings. The most recent
restoration attempted to highlight the building's old design, and it is now probably the best example of circular church
architecture, which otherwise is only found on Bornholm Island.
Kalmar Cathedral (Kalmar Domkyrka)The cathedral of Kalmar was built between 1660 and 1703 according to the plans of the famous castle architect Nicodemus
Ticino the Elder, who was inspired by Italian Baroque churches when designing it. The cathedral church is centrally
located on the main square Stortorget in the centre of Kalmar and is considered one of the most beautiful baroque
churches in Sweden.
The OutdoorsKalmar is a city literally surrounded by water. The city center, Kvarnholmen, is on its own island. There's plenty to do
in and around the city center. Visit one of Kalmar's beaches, stroll around Kalmarsundsleden, or paddle around the city
center and castle channels. Canoeing is a common activity in Kalmar, as the city is surrounded by canals and you can see
many sights from the canoe. Kalmarsundsleden is a trail that passes many interesting and beautiful locations along the
City Park (Stadsparken)Kalmar City Park is next to Kalmar Castle. Johan Jeansson, a town merchant whose bust had been on display in the park
since 1937, was the driving force behind the park project and his donation allowed the park to be laid between 1877 and
1880. The park contains many native plant and tree species, including bamboo, plane, temple tree, walnut and wing nut.
After the opening in 1880, the Royal Secretary, Carl Greene, wrote in one of the city's newspapers, "In the stadspark
you will breathe in health and beauty and enjoy the summer of the leafy trees."
We certainly hope our bus company suggestions for your Kalmar trip will be helpful. This lovely city is great for a
summer vacation and offers an abundance of places to explore. Coach Charter Europe bus rental will assist you every
along the way. Trust our charter bus and airport shuttle expertise of almost 50 years and let us handle the
parts of your trip. All you have to do is enjoy every ride in your modern chartered bus. Let our Coach Charter
tour bus drivers and and bus rental staff handle the rest.