For a brilliant break in the greenest city in Europe, book flights to Växjö in Sweden. Växjö is a beautiful, calm, and back-to-nature city, and we’re almost certain that all those trees, lakes and parklands have something to do with how friendly and relaxed the city’s population is! With a trip to Växjö, you can expect great food (try some authentic Swedish fare), gorgeous scenery (head for the lakes), interesting sights (the glass museum is a must), and a laid back city experience. Book flights to Växjö with Ryanair, and see the city for yourself.
Municipality: approx 85,000
Swedish kronor SEK 1 = 100 öre
Weather forecast
+2 ...9°C
Växjö is a small big town. 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.
Huseby Manor

A living reflection of Swedish industrial history. Beautiful environments with Manor House, kitchen garden and orchards, several museums, naturum, craftsmen, pleasure boat and much more. Exciting summer exhibitions in the Manor House, the iron works and the gardens. Café, restaurant and shops. Open the Easter weekend, weekends in May, daily June - August, weekends in September. Christmas Fair 9th - 17th of November.

​Address: Huseby​Phone: +46 470 752097​Website:
Hyttsill (hot-shop herring)

Hotell Björkängen has extensive experience in serving hot-shop herring at Kosta Glassworks. Hot-shop herring is an old tradition in the Kingdom of Crystal that goes back to the time when the blowing room was also the district’s gathering place. Visitors are invited here in the evening for food prepared in the annealing furnaces, beverages, entertainment, drinking songs and glassblowing by master artisans. A unique experience!

​Phone: +46 478 50000​Website:
Småland's Museum Sweden's Glass Museum

In the lovely "museum park", in central Växjö, is Småland's Museum - Sweden's Glass museum, where you can visit the magical world of glass and travel through in an exciting environment. Discover the silver treasures of the Vikings! In addition to glass in all its forms there are exhibitions about the history of the region. The museum contains both a café and a shop.

Växjö Cathedral

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, large and light, 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.

Leos lekland

Children's paradise! The play area of 4,000 square metres is on three floors with suspension bridges, an ocean of balls, tunnels and different types of slides. Other activities include air-hockey, pedal cars and trampolines. While the children play around and get up to whatever mischief they want to, parents and friends can socialise and eat well. In the parents lounge there is a café, TV, open internet network as well as range of newspapers and magazines.

Adventure pools

Växjö swimming baths & Aqua Mera has one of Sweden's most exciting adventure pools! What's more, this family swimming and keep-fit facility also contains a 25 metres pool with diving boards, a multi-pool for teaching, Roman relaxation area, swimming school, gym, group training, solarium and cafeteria.


The area really is the promised land for fishermen. Apart from the lakes Åsnen, Salen and Helgasjön there are numerous smaller lakes, rivers, streams, brooks, ponds and game fish pools. The more than 500 lakes and waterways virtually ensure an exciting fishing adventure. Free fishing app for iPhone and Android. Boats can be rented and fishing guides booked in the area. Contact the Tourist Information Office for more information and to purchase your fishing license.

​Phone: Växjö Tourist Information +46 470 70 32 80
Evedal's recreational paradise

Just north of Växjö, along the shore of Lake Helga, is the recreational area of Evedal, originally a spa resort from the 18th century. Here you will find lovely beaches, a marina, a ramp that can be rented to launch your boat, canoe rental, mini-golf, football pitches, adventure golf, footpaths, an inn, restaurants, hostels and camp site.

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.

​Address: Storgatan 22-24​Phone: +46 470 70 04 44​Website:
Villa Viks Matsalar

On the shores of Lake Tofta, just north of Växjö, you can enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Växjö's finest old houses - Villa Vik - where, at one time, the famous opera singer, Kristina Nilsson, lived. We arrange conferences, barbecue and musical evenings, parties, wedding receptions, theme-evenings and outside catering. Take a seat on our veranda and let us tempt you with something from our exciting menu, for which we collaborate with our local suppliers enabling us to offer you a meal over and above the norm.

​Address: Lenhovdavägen 72​Phone: +46 470 652 90​Website:
Kafé de luxe

People of all kinds and ages meet in Kafé de luxe's cosy spaces to drink coffee, eat or just have a glass of beer. Daytime we serve lunch as well as freshly baked pastries. At night time we offer a menu of dishes in which raw produce from neighbouring farmers meet spices from faraway lands. Manu nights you can enjoy live music in our basement. For the gourmet we recommend a visit to our more exclusive REstaurant Gräddhyllan next door. Welcome!


Here the pizzas taste just like they do in Italy and the pasta is always fresh and served with exciting sauces. The friendly atmosphere makes Venezia a really enjoyable restaurant for everyone. Generous opening hour, including Sundays. Pizza take away.

Broqvist Bakery

A traditional bakery, established as early as 1876. The founder Johan Broqvist, created one of the most popular cakes, the Napoleon cake. Also, you shouldn't miss the delicious Smålandskringlan (a plaited bun).

​Address: Kronobergsgatan 14​Phone: +46 470 120 20​Website:
Växjö City

Växjö appointed City Centre of the year Växjö City centre has an entire street dedicated to exciting creations from the most known Glasriket artists. Here you also find over 200 shops, plenty of street food, cafes with character and restaurants for all wallets and tastes. Växjö City is declared Best City Centre of the Year and is open every day. Here you get the pulse of a large city combined with the warm welcome of a smaller town. City life in Smålandic!

Grand Samarkand

Grand Samarkand in Växjö, Sweden’s best shopping mall. Discover Gran Samarkand, declared Best Shopping Mall in Sweden 2011/2012 by NCSC. Around 70 shops, cafes and restaurants are welcoming you. Classic fashion brands, both Swedish and international, are mixed with new and exciting concepts and people seven days a week. Welcome to discover why the gem of Växjö is thought the best in Sweden!

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