Biking: Slottsrundan, 35 km

Address: Kronobergsgatan 7, 352 33 VÄXJÖ Show map

Address: Kronobergsgatan 7, 352 33 VÄXJÖ

The bike tour slottsrundan means the Castle tour.

This bicycle tour is 35 km long, connecting three castles: Kronobergs Slottsruin - Teleborgs slott - Bergkvara slottsruin

On a holm in the lake Helgasjön, lies the old Castle from the time period when Gustav Vasa was the king of Sweden. It is more known as Kronobergs slottsruin, which means the castle ruin of Kronoberg. You can really feel the history while visiting the castle ruin! The beautiful location and the café next door makes this a popular excursion goal. There is also a steamer called Thor, which is 100 years old. You can take a tour on the lake with it. Continue down the small road along the lake to Evedal, which used to be a health resort for the society of Växjö, but know everyone comes here to bathe.

Then you follow the biking roads to the center of Växjö and continue alongside the lake Växjösjön towards the university and the city district Teleborg. There you find the next castle on this tour, which is Teleborg's castle. The castle was built by the count Fredrik Bonde, who gave it to his young wife Anna Koskull as a morning gift. It was finished i 1900.

Bike back to the lake Växjösjön and towards the western shore, where the park Strandbjörket is. Then you follow the signs for the biking tour Åsnen runt, all the way to the last castle on this tour, which is Bergkvara castle ruin. Count Arvid Trolle build this castle in the 1470's, and it had six floors and towers in the four corners. To get back to Växjö, it is best to bike through the Castle avenue towards Räppe and Bergsnäs.

You can find more interesting information about the castles in a brochure, which is available in Swedish and in English with a map enclosed at Växjö Touristcenter. Please contact us for further information.

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