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Country: Sweden
Population:53,607
Time Zone:UTC+2
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Linneparken
The Linnéparken is located directly at the cathedral in the center of Växjö and is part of the city park of Växjö, along the lake Växjösjön. The Linnéparken consists of three differently designed areas – an English park with winding paths and large trees, a modern park with open green spaces, playgrounds and water areas, as well as a classic formal park. An important theme of the park is dedicated to the world-famous botanist Carl von Linné. Born in Råshult, Småland in 1707, Linné was a high school student at Karolinerhuset, which is located in the northern part of the park next to the cathedral. As a professor of botany at the university in Uppsala, he developed the system of the Latin naming of living creatures and plants and their classification, which has so far been used in biology. Planting in the Linnéparken illustrates the Linnaean system for dividing plants into 24 different classes. There is also a cactus planting in the park, which is included in an annual changing plant theme, a flower path, various shrubs, as well as an open-air stage.
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Huseby Bruk
Beautiful Huseby Bruk shows you a bygone era. Go for a stroll in the park and gardens, and visit the well-preserved castle. At the old ironworks, the stories of the 1800s are told over and over again. The main building at Huseby is reverently called the castle. Many remember Ms Stephens, the last owner of Huseby. In her last will and testament, she wrote that everything should be preserved for coming generations to take part in. The interior decor remains, and much of it comes from her parents’ time and up until the middle of the 1800s. The Stephens family were close to the royal house and sometimes had royal visitors at Huseby Bruk. The park and garden have been recreated in their 19th-century form. Much was documented – even shopping lists for seeds. The park is characterised by ‘embroidered’ flower beds that Miss Stephens’s mother Elisabeth Stephens designed. But the kitchen garden might be the best thing about Huseby - it is a real utility garden that used to supplied the work's gentry with vegetables, fruit and berries. It was designed with nine areas and follows a model from older times. Ms Stephens loved different breeds of hens and today, too, there are hens and peacocks to look at.
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Bergunda Church
Bergunda church was probably built during the later part of the 12th century as a romanesque church. The church did not initially have a tower; it was added sometime during the 16th century. The church got its present look during a rebuild around 1825 to 1826, where both the in- and outside constructions were concerned. The longhouse is the oldest part of the church and it was built in the end of the 12th century. An expansion to the church was built between 1825 and 1826, which included the present choir, a wing with the sacristy and a balcony, which was meant to host the owners of Bergkvara castle. The balcony is called "the count's balcony" even today. The tower was built during the 16th century, as a defense tower against the danes, who's front was close by. The pulpit, the altarpiece, the altar cloth and the chasuble are all gifts from Bergkvara. The count had advowson, which means the right to appoint the priest, until 1921.
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Daedesjoe local History Museum
In the old historic farm there is a rich Collection of traditional textiles, cobblery and prehistoric finds. Flax is grown in Dädesjö, where both old fashioned and modern linen production methods are shown.
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Smalands Museum
Welcome to Smalands museum, Sweden's oldest provincial museum, with collections dating from 1792. The glass collection is the source of the museum's international reputation Smalands Museum reopened in 1996 as Sweden's museum of glass following extensive expansion and renovations. Småland's cultural heritage and the history of Kronoberg County are profoundly informed by the work done and the lives lived on its rural industrial estates, which are now primarily devoted to the production of glass. The museum has nationwide responsibility for collecting, documenting and exhibiting Swedish glass and its production.
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Vaxjo Cathedral
Växjö Domkyrka, the cathedral in Växjö is the main church of the Diocese of Växjö and is located on the edge of the modern city center of Växjö. The present ground plan of the church with its striking double tower spire dates from the 15th century, but some fragments are already from the 12th century. The first church on the site of today's Växjö Domkyrka was a small wooden church in the 11th century. According to legend, established on the initiative of the missionary and later canonized Saint Sigfrid. The diocese of Växjö was founded around 1170 and the first cathedral for the new bishops' seat was built. This first cathedral was built of natural stone, had a Romanesque ground plan with only one nave, a narrow chancel with a semicircular apse and a mighty tower. Parts of the old foundations and some pillars in today's main nave, as well as the masonry in the lower part of the church tower remained until today.
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Emigration Museum
Utvandrarnas Hus, only a few steps away from the provincial museum of Småland in the city of Växjö, is a special kind of a museum. It is dedicated exclusively to the great Swedish emigration movements between 1846 and 1930. It is hard to believe, but 150 years ago Sweden was one of the poorest regions in Europe. Before the first industrial revolution, which had begun a lot later in Sweden, it was an agricultural country without enough agricultural areas, no longer able to feed the rapidly growing population in the middle of the 19th century. The museum was founded in 1965 by the Swedish Emigration Institute with the purpose of keeping the archive with its extensive collection about the emigration era in a central place and making it easier for the public to access. In addition, the institute opened its own research department, which has become a preferred address for ancestry and immigration researchers.
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Kronoberg Castle Ruin
Kronobergs Slott is a medieval castle ruin, picturesquely situated on a bankside island in the lake Helgasjön. It is located about 5 kilometres north of the provincial capital Växjö . The emergence of Kronobergs Slott goes back to the period around 1444 when Bishop Lars Mikaelsson built a fortified residence for the bishops of Växjö. During the Dacke War in 1542/43, Kronobergs Slott was the headquarter of a farmers' army, which was fighting against the troops of the Swedish King Gustav Vasa under the leadership of Nils Dacke, who was honoured as a national hero in Småland. Over the next 200 years, Kronobergs Slott was frequently the subject of military conflicts, because of its function as a border fortification to the former Danish provinces Skåne and Blekinge. During this time, the fortress was burnt down at least twice by Danish troops and rebuilt a bit bigger each time after the reconquests. Today's ruins of the rectangular castle with its four round corner towers are the remains of Kronobergs Slott after the last reconstruction in 1616. After the Danish provinces had finally become Swedish in 1658, the fortress lost its strategic value. It was abandoned and ruined at the end of the 17th century, served as a temporary quarry for building houses in Vaxjö.
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Teleborg Water Tower
Its hilarious properties was in fact not discovered until after it was built, and has since become a simple but interesting tourist attraction. The towers vault construction makes any sound made under the dome echo like crazy. You can hear even the smallest whisper or squeel. Throw some rocks, scream, laugh and have fun! The water tower is fun both for the young and the old. The water tower is located just outside Teleborg, a couple of kilometres from town. You can go by car or take the bus. If the weather permits you can even walk, and take the chance to see some of the växjös beautiful lakes on the way.
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Danska Fall
As regards surface, Danska Fall is a large nature reserve. Visitors come here in both winter and summer. They are particularly attracted by the waterfall itself, its beautiful surroundings and historic associations. There is a 36-metre drop from the top of the falls to the river’s mouth. The river has several rapids and beautiful waterfalls. A walking trail passes through the scenic beech forest. The nature reserve is also crossed by the Halland trail. If you take the trail from the car park out to the waterfall, there are several benches and picnic tables where you can rest your legs and enjoy the contents of the basket you so wisely brought along! Beech forests with some oaks dominate the nature reserve. Pine bog, mixed forest, wetland forest, lakes, watercourses and open land (e.g. at the Eriksköp farm estate) complete the picture. The beech and oak forest type is over 100 years old and, thanks to their age, its trees are becoming interesting as hosts for lichens and mosses. There is water on three sides of the nature reserve, the Brearedssjön lake on the north , the Assman watercourse on the east and the Skällåsasjön lake on the west.
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Husqvarna Museum
Husqvarna Museum opened on April 27, 1993 and is situated in the same building as the 1940´s weapon workshop. On March 14, 2005 it was reopened after after large-scale renovations. The museum was expanded up to 2,400 square meters with a new handicapped-friendly entrance with a foyer and the new exhibition halls.
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Rosenlund Rosarium
Rosenlund rosarium is beautifully situated in an old cultural environment within walking distance of Vätterstrand beach. As well as large numbers of beautiful roses, there are exotic trees and areas planted with perennials. Rosenlund manor house was built in 1788 and the steward’s residence in 1845. There is documentary evidence, including via county governor Hierta in 1820, that the buildings were surrounded by beautiful planted areas and a garden. Rosenlund rosarium is a municipal facility and is managed by personnel from the technical office. Guided tours can be arranged and booked on tel 036-10 50 00. There is a café open during the summer.
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Dumme Mosse
Go on a delightful hike on planked trails in southern Sweden’s last wilderness. The air here is filled with the scent of marsh Labrador tea, and animal and plant life abound. From the south, the Dumme Mosse trail is accessible for both wheelchairs and prams. Dumme Mosse is classified as a nature reserve, and it is one of the county’s largest, most varied swamp areas, with many different types of wetland. The area lies 7 kilometres west of Jönköping. If you are travelling by car, take highway 40 from Jönköping towards Göteborg. Turn off towards the airport. Right next to the airport, there is a sign for Dumme Moss as well as parking. You also can get to Dumme Mosse by taking bus 27 from central Jönköping to the airport. Dumme Mosse has hiking trails for both summer and winter. The planked trail that is suitable for the period from March to October is called the Dumme Mosse Trail. You will find it in the southern part of the nature area. The choice of how far you want to go is up to you. The various trails range in length from 4 to 9 kilometres. For 2 kilometres the trail has been adapted for prams and wheelchairs. Next to the old embankment, there is a BBQ site with wood already chopped, perfect for a splendid pause.
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Piren Joenkoeping
Piren – The pier is the place to be in Jönköping during the summer. The pier starts in the middle of Jönköping and extends into Vättern, the second largest lake in Sweden. The Pier consists of restaurants and there is also a 200 meters long sofa where you can enjoy the sun and ice cream. Regardless if you want to eat some delicious fish dishes, have a drink or rent a kayak you should visit the Pier. There is an activity center at the pier called Fortuna Marin with activities for everyone, lots of restaurants and also the original boat from the Swedish TV-series “Saltkråkan” (1964) by Astrid Lindgren.
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Match Musuem
Welcome to the world's only matchmaking museum located in Jönköping in a beautiful wooden building from 1848. Join an exciting journey from tree to finished match.
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Gunillaberg Art Garden
Visiting Gunillaberg is like stepping into a new world. Suddenly open fields, beautiful caroliner houses and flower arrangements are found in the dense Småland forest, in all possible colors and shapes.
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Halmstads Konsthall - art gallery
Halmstads Konsthall has 8-10 exhibitions a year, making it a lively centre for art in Halmstad. Halmstads Konsthall is conveniently located in the centre of Halmstad, very close to the main shopping streets and restaurants and a wide selection of public artworks within walking distance.
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Halmstad Castle
King Kristian of Denmark loved building and commissioned many cities, castles and fortifications to be built around his kingdom including Halmstad Castle.
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Hallandsgarden Open-air museum
Hallandsgården is an open-air museum founded in 1925, beautifully situated on Galgberget in the middle of Halmstad. Hallandsgården is a natural destination for anyone wanting to visit bygone days.
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Mjellby Art Museum
At the Mjellby Art Museum, there is a large collection of art from the Halmstad group. It makes it possible to show exhibitions that illustrate their pioneering work in Swedish art history in the 1920s and 1930s, but also provide new insights and lesser-known perspectives on the group's history. The museum also exhibits temporary exhibitions focusing on modernism and its various tracks. The Museum often use topics such as gender, norms, society and politics when produce exhibitions - not infrequently in collaboration with different researchers. Over the years it has published several art books linked to its exhibitions. Mjellby Art Museum has a special assignment to work with surrealism. Here, of course, the Halmstad group's surrealism is at the center, but it also interested in the branches of art direction nationally and internationally.
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Tjuvahalan Beach
Tjuvahålan is a naturally beautiful small family beach in Tylösand with a sandy beach, rocks and a jetty. In the past, thieves roamed here, reflected in the name Thieves’ Cave. There are great opportunities here for snorkelling, fishing and barbecuing. Prince Bertil's Trail passes the beach. The history of the cove is an exciting one. It was very popular with smugglers and pirates thanks to its location, hidden from ships at sea. In the end, the authorities grew tired of smuggling and built a coastal post in 1870, which put a stop to the illegal activities. At the end of the 1910s, a boat service started, carrying bathers from Halmstad out to Tylösand. After a while, this also stopped at Tjuvahålan and Svärjarehålan. The ferry stopped operating in 1929 when more people were travelling to the beaches by car or bus. In the 1920s young people began to camp at Tjuvahålan. After a while, a campsite was formed and finally developed into small cottages owned by a cottage association.
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Visingsoe Oak Forest
As far back as the Middle Ages, it was prescribed by law that the Crown had the sole right to make use of the country’s oak trees. Oak wood is excellent for shipbuilding, and to ensure access to oak timber for the Swedish fleet, major plantings of oak took place on Visingsö in the 1830s. Today the oak trees are ready for logging, but since the fleet uses other materials, the timber is used for other things. To ensure access to good timber for the Swedish fleet after the oak forests in Swedish Pomerania were inundated following the Napoleonic Wars, the Crown had several hundred hectares of oak trees planted on Visingsö. Up until the middle of the 19th century, about 300,000 oak trees had been planted, many of which remain today, occupying an area of about 360 hectares. Today the oak forest is administered by Sweden's National Property Board. The oak trees are currently available for shipbuilding, but technological development has long made them more valuable as oak veneers for floors, whisky barrels, furnishing details for boats and many applications requiring the hard and compact oak material.
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Steninge Beach
A small sandy beach with surrounding cliffs and part of the heart of Steninge. The beach is ideal for families, with excellent opportunities for crab fishing. At Steninge you will find a unique bathing area appreciated by both adults and children. There are two smaller sandy beaches with dunes for those who like to feel the sand between their toes. If you like to be active during a day at the beach there is a volleyball net you can use to play. Although what makes Steninge’s bathing area unique is its pier which divides the sea out to the island of Stora Skär. Along the pier, many visitors come to catch the crabs hiding among the rocks. Along the pier is a bathing area with a ladder leading down into the water. Once you are on Stora Skär, you have plenty of space to both swim and sunbathe. Take your snorkelling equipment with you and discover all the life beneath the surface of the rocky seaweed sea bed.
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Fredriksdal museums and gardens
Welcome to one of Sweden´s finest open-air museums. The different landscape types and grounds, historic buildings and gardens make Fredriksdal a miniature Skåne. As well as the beautiful manor house from 1787, there are old city quarters, a working Skåne farm, a unique botanical garden with all the species that grow wild in Skåne, as well as a lovely rose garden.
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Sofiero Castle and Castle Park
If you visit Sofi ero Castle Park in May or June you will be met by a magnifi cent sight of more than 10,000 rhododendron bushes in full bloom - enough to amaze anyone. King Gustav VI Adolf, who planted the first bush in 1907, would doubtless have been pleased with the collection that is now one of the biggest and most beautiful in Europe.
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Kronborg Castle
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Sturefors Castle
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Flygvapenmuseum
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Ryttmaestarbostaellet
At Simsjön on Billingen lies the Ryttmästarbostället - a historical attraction with an exciting history. Here you can follow a journey back in time and learn about the simple rider's little cabin and life as well as the rider's place of residence. On a guided tour you will meet the cavalry Major Bernhard Englund, who tells us in-depth about the old jacks and their commanders. In this story everyone is thrilled, and you hear about how Sweden was built and became a great power in Europe. You will also hear about tugs and trailers at home in the village, and a time when only the strongest survived. Guided tours are pre-booked. If you want to make a visit without a guided tour, you can stroll around the old buildings and enjoy the exterior environment. In several places, you can also stop in for a dozen and have the exciting story of life told you before. The environment consists of partially relocated old soldier villages, but the rider's residence itself is a reconstruction after drawings from 1687.
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Fenomenmagasinet
This is a place where you learn to understand everyday phenomena such as optics, the human body and electricity. To test yourself, and to see that what seems complex might still be quite simple. Exhibits and experiments are in a barn. The animal department contains only a few scary animals - animals without fur, but which is just as much fun! Most hugging is Kalle, the king python who has soon hugged all the children in Linköping. Besides Kalle, you can see snakes, lizards, frogs, scorpions and spiders. The Animal Department is open to the public when there is no teaching in the room.
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Linkoepings Slott
The oldest parts of Linköping Castle stems from the 1100s and the castle is the oldest secular building in Sweden. Large parts of Linkoping burned down in 1700, including the town hall.
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Linkoepings Cathedral
For almost 800 years people have been coming to worship and pray at Linköping Cathedral. Work on the Cathedral was started in 1230, with the main building works being completed in 1520. The belfry and the west façade were added in 1885. Linköping Cathedral is the most impressive and expensive Swedish church building of the Middle Ages.
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Galleri Melefors
Galleri Melefors offers art from both inside and outside Sweden, in close collaboration with the art market, artists, private individuals, companies and art associations. It also, organise a number of separate exhibitions and vernissages annually.
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Ostergotlands Museum
The museum features a variety of cultural treasures of all kinds. One of the treasures is a painting depicting Adam and Eve, by the German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder. When the painting came to the museum after an auction in the late 1800s had been hanging on an outhouse in Sjögestad. The museum's cultural exhibition includes skeletons of Bergsrondellen and the PC historical exhibition Digital dreams about the Internet's emergence, the gaming industry and the computer in art. Moreover, there are always different exhibitions with various themes such as contemporary art, fashion and design, photography and current social issues.
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Datamuseet IT-ceum
Welcome to IT-ceum, the Swedish Computer Museum. Our exhibit presents the central events in Sweden´s computer history. A major goal with this exhibition is to demonstrate the need for a national cultural institution,
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Balthazar Science Center
When you walk through the door to Balthazar, you enter a workshop that targets all your senses. It's exciting, clever and above all fun! There are many mysteries that you'll try to explain and describe, many experiments you can try and resolve data
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St. Helena Church
St. Helena Church is located in central Skövde and has its name after Skövde's patron saint St. Elin, or St. Helena as she is also called. As a visitor, you can come here to sit down for a while, light a candle or pray. The church stands on a medieval foundation, but what we see today is built in the late 18th century just after the big fire in Skövde in 1759. St. Helena Church is a centrally located excursion destination in Skövde and is open daily for those who want to come in and experience the tranquillity. The church meets old and new in a harmonious way - if you look at the church from the outside you see an older building dating back to the Middle Ages, but on the inside, you are met by a bright and modern church last renovated in 2013. In the church, you can visit both services and concerts. The church can accommodate about 375 people.
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Skoevde Cultural Centre
The Culture centre was opened November 7, 1964 in connection with the city council's 100th anniversary and was the country's first cultural center.
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Rhododendron Valley
In the Rhododendron Valley in Skövde, foreign plants and trees such as the ginkgo tree are plants. At the end of May and early June, the giant rhododendron bushes bloom and the area turns into a fabulous place. Even during the winter, the bushes are green and regardless of the season, you get a lush feeling when you visit the Rhododendron Valley. The Rhododendron Valley was created during the early 1900s by the gardener Karl Magnusson. After a restoration in 2017, the area has once again become a park-like garden. The area contains many planted and unusual plants. Signs show you the way around the Rhododendron Valley and tell you what kind of plants you see. The Rhododendron Valley is great for a picnic with family or friends. Close to the center of Skövde, the valley is one of our most easily accessible oases. There are benches, a barbecue area and nice grassy areas where you can spread out your picnic blanket.
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Ekenaes Castle
The castle is visible wide around and has three towers with stately hoods. It appears to be one of Sweden's most powerful 16th-century castles, surprisingly well preserved despite rebuilding and decay. The estate has long belonged to the families Sture and Banér. It has been uninhabited since 1934. In recent years the restoration has recreated both exterior and interior and the castle is now on display as a museum. Since 1974, Ekenäs Castle has been a building monument. Ekenäs Slott is a genuine fairytale castle, dating back to the 17th century. A popular jousting tournament is arranged in spring, guided tours in summer, ghost tours in autumn and Christmas market in winter. Just 20 km east of Linköping.
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Modern Art Museum Malmo
The Moderna Museet Malmö is a branch of the famous Swedish Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm. It is located in a converted former power station, within walking distance from the center of the old town of Malmö. The former power station was built in 1901 as a brick building, the typical industrial architecture of its time. As part of the modernization, the building received an extension with a red-painted steel sheeting facade and in 2009 the Moderna Museet moved into the old power station. The museum is specialized on Scandinavian and international art of the 20th and 21st century. The changing exhibitions throughout the year are attracting visitors from all around the world. The former turbine hall was converted as an exhibition room and covers an area of over 800 square meters. In addition, the museum also has an educational workshop of about 100 square meters. The Moderna Museet is the only Scandinavian museum that features a significant collection of contemporary art of the 20th century. In its possession are works by Dali, Kandinsky, Matisse and Picasso.
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St.Peter's Church Malmo
St. Petri Church is both the oldest preserved church in the city and its oldest preserved brick building. In the 13th century, herring fishing helped Malmö to flourish as a trading town. The Malmö residents came into contact with the Hanseatic cities around the Baltic Sea. There they were inspired to build a new church that would correspond to the city's position. St. Petri Church was probably inaugurated in 1319. Around 1380 the church was completed. The apostle's Peter and Paul became the patron saints of the church. The church building has a tight exterior with pillars and arches. The brick walls are lightened by a few parts with different coloured and glazed bricks. As a building material, clay was used from the district, which was turned into a brick in Malmö. The cream parlour was created in the middle of the 15th century. On the outer walls of the chapel, there are about ten chalkstone figures representing various saints.