The ruin of Kronoberg Castle

Set on the banks of Lake Helgasjön, this was once a key fortification against the Danish. At this time, Blekinge, Halland and Skåne all belonged to Denmark, however, by the end of the 17th century these provinces had become Swedish, and the castle’s position was no longer as strategically important for the ruling power. Slowly it fell into decay.

The ruin is located about eight kilometers north of Växjö

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Telephone: +46470-704200



Welcome to the Pearl at Helgasjön. Ryttmästaregården is a cafe and restaurant with one of Växjö's best locations with 10 meters to the water edge and 20 meters to the Kronoberg Castle ruin. Here you can enjoy a good meal, sandwiches, pastries, ice cream etc.. 
They offer different dishes - Ryttmästaregårdens classic meatball sandwich -, pastries, softdrinks, ice cream and scoops. Fresh waffles with jam and whipped cream, Stella's cheese cake with jam and whipped cream. 
Phone: +46470-63000 
Ryttmästaregården is situated next to the Kronoberg Castle ruin and Thor, the Steamboat.

May: Saturday and Sundays 11.00 a.m -4.00 p.m
June-August: Open daily 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m



Adults 40 SEK

Children up to 19 years free entrance