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What do you think of when you hear the name, Vimmerby? Do you think of Astrid Lindgren? Do you think of Småland? Most people know of Vimmerby because of Astrid Lindgren, since this is where she was born and grew up. She has put her mark on the whole area, and today Vimmerby is the place where families find adventures and the very best experiences. The award-winning Astrid Lindgren's World, Virum Moose Park, and the beautiful countryside are examples of the sort of outings that provide every opportunity for a fun-filled holiday.

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Astrid Lindgren's World

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.
Adresse: Lundgatan Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 798 00
Åpningstider: 2018: Pre-season: 9 May-7 June, 10 am-5 pm Main season: 8 June-26 August, 10 am-6 pm September, week 35-38: Friday to Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. Autumn Holiday with Craft Market, 27 October-4 November, 10 am-5 pm.

Astrid Lindgren's Näs

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.
Adresse: Prästgårdsgatan 24, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492-566 800
Åpningstider: 2018: 31 March-30 April: Thur-Sun 11 am-4 pm, 1 May - 8 June: daily 11 am-4 pm, 9 June-26 Aug: daily 10 am-6 pm 27 Aug-30 Sept: daily 11 am-4 pm, 1 Oct-4 Nov: Thur-Sun 11 am-4pm

Virum Moose park

Come and see moose and deer in their natural habitat. Climb on board the safari vehicle and take a guided tour in the beautiful surroundings. You will be able to get very close to the animals for an unforgettable experience. In the 'Älglogen' you can enjoy a coffee break.
Adresse: Virum Tuna 520, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 520 07
Åpningstider: 2018: Sunday 1, 6 an 13 May, safari tours at 11 am, 12 pm. and 2 pm, Sunday 20 and 27 May and 3, 10, 17 June, Safari every hour, 11 am-4 pm, 23 June-26 August, safari every hour 11am-4pm, 27 Aug-2 Sep, safari tours at 11am and 1pm, 3 Sep-9 Sept safari tour at 12 pm.


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.
Adresse: Sevedstorp, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 70-7646724
Åpningstider: 2018: 10 - 30 June: 11am-5pm, 1 July - 12 August: 10am-6pm. 14 August - 26 August: 11am-5pm, Closed Midsummer’s Eve, 22 June.


Walk amongst the buildings and relive the atmosphere of the Emil movies. You can look inside the wood shed, meet the farm animals and visit Katthultsboden, the little shop where souvenirs, ice cream and warm and cold drinks are sold.
Adresse: Gibberyd, Rumskulla
Åpningstider: 2018: Open daily 23 June-25 August 10 am-6pm

Vimmerby Adventure

Vimmerby Adventure is an adventure park with family activities like pedal boats, minigolf and water balls. The adventure park also has a high- and low rope course and a 450 meter long Zipline.
Adresse: Käbbo 110, Södra Vi, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 733868658
Åpningstider: Opening hours 2018: 23 June-19 August 10 am - 6 pm


A little bohemian and tranquil family friendly place just outside of Vimmerby. The permaculture garden with mini farm, a small country shop and Café/Eatery invites you to calm and relaxing atmosphere. Welcome to Lidhem, a green destination for all ages.
Adresse: Lidhem 178, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 701 00


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.
Adresse: Hultsfred-Västervik
Telefon: +46 495 24 05 05
Åpningstider: 29/6-11/8 daily. 13/8-29/8 tue, thur and sat.

Eriksgården Vimmerby

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.
Adresse: Fjälster, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 70-245 33 17
Åpningstider: Open all year round. Call to make reservations.

MX World Collection

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.
Adresse: Förrådsgatan 9
Telefon: +46 70-55 27 017
Åpningstider: 2018: All year round Weekdays 9 am-3 pm Saturday 10 am-3 pm

Swimming areas

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.
Adresse: Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 310 10

Åbro Brewery

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.
Adresse: Åbrovägen, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 165 00

Visans Skepp

Beautifully situated by the millpond in Storebro, 7 minutes from Vimmerby, you’ll find a model ship with 40 of the most beautiful songs and hymns from the 20th century carved into it. You can come and sing the songs together or just enjoy the views of the lake.
Adresse: Storebro, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 (0)492-302 45 or +46 (0) 70-549 00 00

The Kvill Oak

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.
Adresse: Rumskulla, Vimmerby
Telefon: 049231010
Åpningstider: The Kvill oak can be visited all year round.

The Nightingale

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.
Adresse: Sevedegatan, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 76 94 59
Åpningstider: 2018: 3 Mars-21 April Wed-Fri 12 pm-4 pm, Sat 11 am-2 pm, 13 June-15 September Mon-Fri 12 pm-5 pm, Sat 11 am-2 pm, 24 November-19 Januari Wed-Fri 12 pm-4 pm, Sat 11 am-14 pm

Klemen´s Gränd

When Emil in Lönneberga had been to the doctor in Mariannelund and had the soup tureen removed from his head, the family came walking along a pretty little street (gränd in Swedish). That scene was filmed here in Klemen´s gränd in Vimmerby. Do you recognise it?
Adresse: Storgatan 32 Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 310 10

The Statue of Astrid Lindgren

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.
Telefon: +46 492 310 10

Kalles Lek & Lattjo

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.
Adresse: Bondegränd 5, 598 40 Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 107 50
Åpningstider: Every day: 10 am to 7 pm, closed on Christmas Eve.


The City of Vimmerby will be the centre of the historical rally, KAK Midnattssolsrallyt. Between the 27th to the 30th of June the roads in and around the city will be filled with competing cars.
Adresse: Stora Torget, Vimmerby
Åpningstider: 2018: 27-30 June

Autumn Fair

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.
Adresse: Lundgatan, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 798 00
Åpningstider: 2018: 27 October - 4 November


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.
Adresse: Stora torget, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 76 90 00
Åpningstider: 2018: Spring fair, 26 May, Autumn Fair, 13 October, Tomas Fair, 15 December

The Holiday Race

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.
Adresse: Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 (0) 492-13477
Åpningstider: 2018: 10-14 July

The Bullerby Cup

The Bullerby Cup is one of the nation's biggest and most popular soccer tournaments for girls and boys aged 10-12. On some occasions there have been as many as 192 teams taking part in the competition. This year the cup will be taking place 26-29 July.
Adresse: Ceosvallen, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 137 77
Åpningstider: 2017: 26 July - 29 July

Brygghuset Restaurang

If you love good food and drinks, then the Brewery House is the place for you. In Åbro Brewery's oldest premises there's a cosy gastropub with a broad range of beers and whisky. The Brewery is a gastropub and serves traditional pub meals, and for the little ones, there is a children's menu.
Adresse: Åbrovägen, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 753 80
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 11:30am–2pm, Wed–Thu 5–8pm, Fri–Sat 4–8pm

Astrid Lindgrens World Restaurants

In Astrid Lindgren's World, there are several restaurants and cafes to choose from, all serving good wholesome food. There is no pre-fabricated or fast food in the park. Instead, the restaurants use locally produced goods and recipes. Naturally, you can find both meatballs and pancakes on the menu.
Adresse: Lundgatan, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 798 00

Mossebo Gästhem

Board and lodgings in beautiful surroundings, with a touch of the 1600s. Mosseo is situated just outside Astrid Lindgren's Vimmerby. The guesthouse serves traditional Swedish food with local produce, such as lamb and fish, together with touches from other countries and modern cuisine. Seating both in and outside.
Adresse: Mossebo 121, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 910 16
Åpningstider: Sat–Sun 12–6pm

Thai Fu Qing

At the main square of Vimmerby, you will find Thai Fu Qing, a large, well furnished, fully licensed Asian food restaurant with a children's menu and excellent service. Enjoy the summer from the rooftop terrace with its views across the town. Buffet and à la carte.
Adresse: Stora Torget 2, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 122 07
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 3–9:30pm, Fri 1–10pm, Sat 12–10pm, Sun 12–9pm

Vimmerby Stadshotell

Vimmerby Stadshotell is the restaurant in the centre square of Vimmerby, within the same building as the hotel. The kitchen serves classic dishes with modern attributes and focuses on local favourites. With local produce, the menus are seasonally adjusted.
Adresse: Stora torget 9, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 121 00

Monte Carlo

The biggest restaurant/pizzeria in town offering outdoor covered seating and ample parking for both cars and caravans. Besides, of course, pizzas, kebabs, à la carte menu, pasta, and salads. Why not try the house speciality? Souvlaki with French fries, Greek salad, and tzatziki.
Adresse: Falkängsgatan 1, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 144 25
Åpningstider: Mon–Thu 11am–9pm, Fri 11am–10pm, Sat 12–10pm, Sun 12–9pm

Restaurang Prime

This American Steakhouse--the only one in Vimmerby--focuses on grilled quality meat and homemade hamburgers. The menu is large and guests can choose between different sizes of meats and different side orders. Plus, fish, vegetarian, vegan dishes, and a children's menu.
Adresse: Stora Mässhallsgatan 16, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 167 00
Åpningstider: Daily 5–10:30pm

Ingebo Hagar

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.
Adresse: Ingebo, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492-100 39
Åpningstider: 2018: 17 June - 26 August: Monday, closed, Tuesdays-Sundays 12pm-7.30pm. The kitchen is closed between 3pm and 5pm. For opening hours during other seasons, see homepage.


In the middle of town by Stora Torget (the Town Square) you will 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.
Adresse: Stora torget 5, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 139 05
Åpningstider: Mon–Fri 8:30am–6pm, Sat 9:30am–3pm

Café Kröngården

Café situated right on the edge of the beautiful lake Krön. Café Kröngården serves a good selection of pasteries, ice creme, sandwiches and lighter foods. Family friendly beach for swiming, fishing or canoe tours.
Adresse: Krönbaden, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46708-196786

Ostkakeboden Frödinge

Refreshments served next to Frödinge Dairy, as well as the famous Swedish cheesecake. You will also find the equally popular sticky chocolate cake, along with lots of other delicacies. Open during the summer.
Adresse: Skolgatan 2, Vimmerby

Café Royal

Located in central Vimmerby is Café Royal. Café in a cozy environment where you can choose from coffee and cake, drinks, á la carte, beer, cider and spirits.
Adresse: Storgatan 42, Vimmerby
Telefon: 0492-28 43 03
Åpningstider: 2018: Monday-Thursday, 9am-7pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-9pm.

Skogens Honungscafé

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.
Adresse: Flohult 128, Vimmerby
Telefon: +46 73 335 20 32
Åpningstider: 2018: 3-17 June: Sundays, 12pm-5pm, 23 June - 19 August, Wed-Sun, 12pm-5am, 26 August-23 September, Sundays 12pm-5pm

Vimmerby Torg and Storgatan

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.
Adresse: Stora torget, Vimmerby


In Cityhuset, "the City House", you will find shoes and bags for every occation. Browse through the lastest fashion from a lot of strong clothing brands for both men and women. Downstairs you will find everything you might need to emprove your workouts.
Adresse: Stora Torget 7, Vimmerby

Sevedegatan 35

Visit the three major clothing chains that together offers clothing for all ages. Outfits for babies, children and teens and a large selection of clothing for men and women. Does accessories and cosmetics interest you moer, this is the right place.
Adresse: Sevedegatan 35


Visit the local and experienced fashion chain that offers classic clothes for both ladies and gentlemen. Downstairs you will find a wide range of shoes and women's clothes.
Adresse: Stora Torget 4, Vimmerby

Vimmerby Camping

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.
Adresse: Nossenbaden, vimmerby
Telefon: +46 492 314 10

KustCamp Gamleby

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.
Adresse: Hammarsvägen 10, Gamleby
Telefon: +46 (0)493-10221

Vimmerby Tourist Information

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!
Adresse: Rådhuset 1
Telefon: +46 492 310 10
Åpningstider: All year round Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm. During summer we extend our opening hours.


Apoteket Hjärtat, Norrtullsgatan 5, Vimmerby +46 (0) 771 405 405 Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm. Saturday: 9.30am-2pm. Apoteket Äpplet, Sevedegatan 38 B, Vimmerby +46 (0) 70-8858777 Monday-Friday: 8am-7pm. Sat-Sun: 9am-5pm.

Medical Centre

Vimmerby Hälsocentral
Adresse: Drottninggatan 22
Telefon: +46 492 176 00
Åpningstider: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm. Saturday-Sunday: 10am-3pm

Dental Clinic

Folktandvården Vimmerby
Adresse: Drottninggatan 22
Telefon: +46 492 176 50
Åpningstider: Mon: 7.15am-6.30pm. Tue: 7.15am-7pm. Wed-Fri: 7.15am-5.15pm.


Vimmerby Taxi
Telefon: +46 492 120 20

Car rental

Europcar Vimmerby
Adresse: Södra Industrigatan 4
Telefon: +46 492 660 16

Travel Centre

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 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:
Adresse: Järnvägsallén 1
Telefon: +46 10 - 21 21 000


Country code: +46 Vimmerby area code: 0492