Design & Architecture


Design & Architecture

Lunds Cathedral


A Romanesque style church built in 1145 that houses the famous 14 th-century astronomical clock that receives many visitors daily at noon (13:00 on Sundays and holidays) and 15:00.




Smaland Kingdom of Crystal


In the mid 18th century, with forestry in decline, this south-eastern district of Sweden needed to find a new industry to support its people. The glass works industry was born in Kosta, using firewood from the immense surrounding forests and water from the lakes. As the glass industry boomed and its wares distributed all over the world, the district soon came to be known as the Kingdom of Crystal. Authentic products can be bought at discount prices and there is, of course, the factory tour. There are 11 factories in all, and a few of them are introduced below. The access cities are Kalmar and Vaxjo


Address: 382 80 Nybro


Tel: +46 481 457 00




Access: An hour's flight by Scandinavia Air from Stockholm and Copenhagen to Växjö or Kalmar. A 3 and a half hour train ride from Stockholm.



St. Petri Church (St. Petri Kyrka)


A red gothic style building built in the mid 14th century with an 88m high tower, located next to the city hall. A magnificent fresco painting can be fond inside along with a chapel built for traders during the Middle Ages.


Address: Göran Olsgatan 4A


Tel: +46 40-35 90 40


Fax: +46 40-35 90 44

Business hours: Monday to Friday8:00 to 18:00 Saturday and Sunday10:00 to 6pm 

Admission fee: free

 Lilla torget Square

Meaning "little Square"in Swedish, it is located next to the south west corner of Stora torget Square. It used to be the central market area, and the Malmö market is currently still on the other side. Also, this area used to be the handicraft centre for shoes, leather and other products, which can be seen in the city scenery.

 Glass Factory-Kosta

 Sweden's oldest Glass Factory. There is an exhibition room (open from April to September) and restaurants. In summertime, the "Hyttsillsafton" is held. The heat from the glass-melting furnace is used to cook sill (salted herring), potatoes, sausages and cakes for a great feast. Very popular among tourists.

 Address: 360 52 Kosta

Tel: +46 478 345 00



 Kulturhistoriska open air museum

 Apart from the collection of 30 farm houses and manner houses from southern Sweden, pottery, glass, silverware and textiles are on exhibit.


Address: Tegnérsplatsen


Tel: +46 46 350 400




Art Museum Konstmuseet  

Displays the traditional furniture-craft from the Middle Ages through to the works of contemporary artists.