Växjö 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!

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Växjö Cathedral

Växjö cathedral is one of Småland´s most visited places with some 130 000 tourist visitors every year. The church is from the 12th century. The cathedral is located close to the shore of Lake Växjö. The imposing twin steeples can be seen over virtually the whole town. The cathedral is full of Småland studio art glass and a wander around the building takes us through several of the bible's narratives. The triptych altar screen, sculptured by world-famous glass artist Bertil Vallien, forms the tree of life: from death to life.

Linnégatan 2A, Växjö
Växjö art gallery

The art gallery shows exhibitions of Swedish and international artists. The gallery has a wide ranging program of events, with cultural evenings, lectures, concerts, workshops and happenings. The art in Växjö art gallery is contemporary, and the purpose is to be up to date and show border-crossing art. They have two rooms for exhibitions. Sometimes, they arrange a so called art lab, where you can try different types of art, both for children and adults. The admission is always free to the own happenings and exhibitions that Växjö art gallery have.

Västra Esplanaden 10, Växjö
PM & Vänner

PM & Vänner has been at the helm of Swedish gastronomy for many years. The restaurant has received many international and local accolades and awards. The philosophy is built on the cornerstones of "forest, lake and meadow", a constant search for the best ingredients, always with an emphasis on locally and ecologically farmed products. PM & Vänner has a star in Guide Michelin and is ranked in White Guide.

Storgatan 22-24
Kafé de luxe

People of all kinds and ages meet in Kafé de luxe's cosy spaces to drink coffee, eat or just to have a glass of beer. Daytime they serve lunch as well as freshly baked pastries. At night time Kafé de luxe offer a menu of dishes in which raw produce from neighbouring farmers meet spices from faraway lands. At Kafé de luxe you can often enjoy live music in the basement.

Sandgärdsgatan 19, Växjö
Växjö city

Växjö city center is a meeting and shopping location where there is a lot going on. Here you get the pulse of a large city combined with the warm welcome of a smaller town. It has has been awarded the distinction of being "The best City Center of the year." In Växjö city center you can find over 200 shops, plenty of street food, cafés with character and restaurants for all wallets and tastes. Many shops are open seven days a week.

Grand Samarkand

About 70 shops, cafes and restaurants are welcoming you at the shopping mall Grand Samarkand. Classic fashion brands, both Swedish and international, are mixed with new and exciting concepts. Grand Samarkand is open seven days a week. It has been named the best Shopping Centre in the Nordic Countries.

Hejaregatan 32, Växjö

Public transportation

Public transport in Växjö is bus. Most buses depart from, or pass, the travel center (“resecentrum”). There is also a customer center connected to the travel center. For a number of years, city buses will not pass or stay at the travel center due to the rebuilding and development of the area. City buses will instead depart from Kronobergsgatan in Växjö. TICKETS You can buy a ticket in the following ways: - On the bus (by credit or cash. If paying by cash, an additional fee will be charged). - Mobile ticket through the app “Länstrafiken Kronoberg”. Available in App Store and Google Play. - Travel cards (available as discount cards and periodic cards). You can buy the travel card on board the bus, at Länstrafikens customer center or other sales outlets. VISITOR TICKETS There is also a visitor ticket that suits you as a tourist or temporary visitor, who wants to do several bus or train journeys during your stay. The visitors ticket is valid in Växjö city traffic and for the whole county during 24 or 72 hours. Visitor tickets for Växjö city traffic is available on board the bus, at the customer center located in Växjö travel center and at other sales outlets. You can buy a visitor ticket for the whole county at the ticket machines at the train stations. GOOD TO KNOW - If there is space, you can bring a regular two-wheeled bike by train and in the regional traffic. - Bike is not allowed on the city buses. - You can bring a stroller without charge if there is space on the bus. The driver decides if there is room. - You are not allowed to drink alcohol on buses, trains, in waiting rooms or weather shelters. Click on the connecting link for timetables and travel planner.


BIKES FOR RENTAL If you wish to rent a bike: Smålands Cykel - Rental of regular bicycles Västra Esplanaden 15 352 31 Växjö +46(0) 470-475 48 Växjö MTB - Rental of mountainbikes Hagadalsvägen 10 352 46 Växjö +46 (0) 73-55 36 158 / info(at) RentBike - Rental of regular bicycles, electric bicycles and mountainbikes Hagadalsvägen 10A 352 46 Växjö +46 (0) 73-55 36 158 / info(at) BICYCLE PUMPS - There are three bicycle pumps in Växjö city center – free for anyone to use. One is located next to Västerbron at the central station, one is located at Vattentorget and one by Speakers Corner (the cross between Storgatan/Bäckgatan). - The bicycle pumps can also be used for strollers and wheelchairs. BICYCLE MAP Växjös bicycle map contains several bicycle tours, tips and rules concerning cyclists. You can pick up a mat at Växjö Tourist Center or find it digitally by clicking on the link.