• Language: Swedish
    • Capital: Stockholm
    • Biggest cities: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Uppsala
    • Form of Government: Constitutional Monarchy
    • Head of state: King Carl XVI Gustaf
    • Religion: Church of Sweden (Lutheran)
    • Area: 449,964 sq. km
    • Population: 9,354,426 people
    • Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)
    • Calling code: +46
    • Time Zone: + 1 UTC

Stockholm and Stockholm’s archipelago | Gothenburg | Malmo | Gotland | Are | Blekinge | Smaland |

The smallest province in Sweden with an area of only 2947 sq. km, Blekinge is often called the “Garden of Sweden”. This region is famous for its variety of landscapes for such a small area: extensive forests, rivers and lakes, and beautiful archipelago with rocky islands and fishing villages.

In spite of the interesting history, Blekinge region attracts tourists primarily with natural resources and wonderful opportunities for nature tourism and salmon fishing in the river Mörrum. In addition, the unique location of Blekinge has led to the fact that it is sunny and dry region.

The proximity to the Baltic Sea has historically played a significant role in the development of the region. Modern ports and harbors of Blekinge are the gateway to Europe with daily communications with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.

Karlskrona is the administrative center of the region, situated on 33 islands in the Baltic sea. Founded in 1680 by Charles XI as the main base of the Navy, it remains to this day the only naval base in Sweden. The name means “Crown of Charles”, in honor of the founder of the city. In the construction of the city the best architects of the time took part, and the city still serves as an example of urban planning of the late Renaissance period, thank to which it was listed as a World Heritage Site.

Now it’s a quiet pretty town, its preserved old streets still resemble the military past. The main attraction of the town is the biggest in the country wooden church of the 17th century, as well as two baroque churches of the early 18th century. The central area of the city – the Stortorget is the largest area of northern Europe. At its center stands a monument to Charles XI. At the edge of the square you can find an old water tower in Sweden. Those who are interested in history should visit the Maritime Museum, where you can learn about the history of the Swedish navy since the days of the Empire to the present day.

Another interesting city of the region is Karlshamn. It is located at the mouth of the river Mörrum and a tributary of the Baltic Sea. It is one of the largest and most modern ports in Sweden. Karlshamn was originally developed as a commercial city, and at one time even had the title of ” the sin city” because tt had several factories for the production of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, snus, as well as the printing press, which in early 1800s held the first place in the production of playing cards. Now all of this is in the past, the only reminders are The Museum of Punch and Castellet, which is the famous prison, built in 1675 on the island of Friskholmen, and had been used for over 200 years.

For families with children we recommend to visit an interesting interactive museum “Kreativum”, which covers an area of over 2000 m2. At different stations of this museum you will be able to perform various experiments, conduct research and make exciting discoveries in various fields of science. Of course, it will be interesting to both adults and children.
Moreover there is the largest in Scandinavia nature reserve Eriksberg near the town of Karlshamn. Here you can enjoy wildlife safaris and see in the native environment of wild animals such as deer, wild boar and bison. Moreover, you can fish the lakes of the reserve at purchase a special license.

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