So, you’ve decided to visit Jönköping in Sweden. Let me appreciate your excellent taste first. Jönköping is one of the underrated, but most beautiful places in the world. Fondly referred to as the “Pearl of the Lake” (because of having the sixth largest lake in European) and “Jerusalem of Sweden” (because of the several monuments of worship), Jönköping is the ninth largest municipality in Sweden.
Besides, the rich history of the city, Jonkoping also has several beautiful places to check out. Have a look at our list of must visit places in Jönköping below.
Visingsö is a charming island, 30-minute boat ride from Jönköping, which was once inhabited by the members of Brahe family. You can view the ruins right when you enter the gate. One of the chief attractions here is the Nas Castle, the first royal residence in Sweden. We’d suggest you visit the island for a day trip.
The Match Museum:
The only match museum in the world! Just imagine the enthusiasm of the visitors here. The museum is housed in a stunning building that was once a match factory. The exhibits are well laid out to assist the visitors in their tour of the museum. Remember, the museum remains closed on public holidays and even days preceding the holiday. So plan your trip accordingly.
Jönköping County Museum:
This museum is the ideal meeting place for people who are interested in knowing the culture and art of Jönköping. And it has reopened after a complete renovation. So what are you waiting for?
Gränna is a charming little village with cobbled streets dotted with the painted timber house. It was founded by Count Per Brahe in the year 1652. You should visit the Gränna museum to learn about S.A. Andree’s balloon voyage over the North Pole. When in Gränna, you must try polkagrisar, a dessert made with mint and barely sugar. It tastes amazing.
How cool would it be finding a 2-kilometer long beach right in the middle of the city? Sounds too good to be true? But it is possible in Vätterstranden. You’ll enjoy playing beach volleyball and other games with the locals. Don’t worry; the locals are very friendly here. Or just organize a beach picnic.
High Chaparral, also known as the Wild West of Sweden is not like any regular amusement part. It’s based on the Wild West theme, with people dressed as cowboys, Lucky Luke and Indiana. The exciting train ride must not be missed here. Or why not take a horse ride like a real cowboy or cowgirl?
A mansion amidst the beautiful forest in Bottnaryd. Yes, we’re talking about Gunillaberg. This lovely villa, located within the Jonkoping country was at its heyday in the 1600s when Queen Kristin used it as a lodge for hunting. It was later made the residence of Johan Printz, a governor of Sweden.
Store Mosse National Park:
Store Mosse National Park, located in the Jonkoping County is a place for young and old alike. The wetland environment of this national park is home to thousand species of flora and fauna. We believe it’s the best place for introducing your children to nature preservation, wildlife, and ornithology.
The City Park:
The 100-year-old City Park, located in the hills, is like an oasis in the city center. The park offers something for everyone here. You can stroll around with your loved one or visit the animal and bird museum with your child. Sports lovers will have a gala time at Stadsparksvallen, the area of the local soccer team.
Astrid Lingren’s World:
Before planning your itinerary, you might have to book an extra day and night if you are traveling with children. Jonkoping has a plethora of attractions for children, Astrid Lingren’s World being one of them. Astrid Lingren’s World is a place full of fairy tale characters created by the renowned author Astrid Lingren. Children will have fun enacting the scenes from the books.
The absolutely gorgeous park, also falling in the list of the most beautiful parks in Sweden, is situated at just 5 minutes walking distance from Lake Vattern. The old cultural environment of this park will make you feel that you have entered a time machine. The rose garden, featuring over 500 different varieties of roses, is must visit the place.
Husqvarna Factory Museum:
Just next to Huskvarna and Smedbyn, you’ll find Husqvarna Factory Museum that will show you the technological marvel of the world. This 300-year-old factory is famed as one of the oldest companies in the world.
Another fun place to travel with children. Leo’s Lakeland. Most of the games are fun and easy to do, but some can be challenging. Even the food offered here is delicious.
The Habo Church:
This is one of the most deceiving places to have ever come across. It looks like a vigorous and concrete cathedral, but it’s built entirely of wood. The interior of this magnificent place is no less than a work of art. The church is decorated magnificently on every surface. The doctrine of Martin Luther King is illustrated via the paintings and carvings.
If the art lover in you is craving for a musical concert or theater, Kulturhuset Spira is the place you should be heading. The place hosts over 800 concerts and performances every year. So we’re quite sure one will be held during your stay too!
Rosenlundsbadet, the biggest heated bath of Jonkoping, is located nearby Elmia, just half an hour journey from the city. The heated bath offers indoor and outdoor adventure for people of all ages. You can relax in the Jacuzzi or jump in the wave pool. And how about competing against your friends in the fastest water slide?
We hope our post helps you make the most out of your trip. If you have any queries, share with us in the comment section below!