Öland is the island where you can constantly experience the wings of history. Ancient castles, burials, agricultural landscapes, buildings and above all the windmills, which are perhaps the most characteristic cultural heritage that Öland can offer. Around the island, different types of historical cultural heritage are made available through more or less organized experiences. Eketorp Castle and Borgholm Castle with guided tours, special children's activities and period-dressed staff. But also smaller homestead associations or village associations that manage mills and museums. Or why not go on safari among all the island's open churches? If you've set your sights on a holiday with historical and cultural features, you've come to the right place.
Öland's Museum Himmelsberga
Step into the well-preserved Öland farm environments and travel back in time. Here you can take part in environments from the 1700th to the 1900th century and learn more about cultural heritage as well as contemporary art, crafts and farming. Exhibitions are shown throughout the summer and the children are offered their own program with, among other things, hay jumping and animal feeding.
Enjoy beautiful parks with flamboyant flowers, trees and shrubs in the middle of the royal family's summer paradise. Many events take place here during the season in gardening, food and motoring. There are plenty of children's activities in the park, and for those who crave coffee, the historic Kaffetorpet or the castle's creperie are a given choice.
Welcome to Sweden's most famous castle ruin. Here, kings throughout the ages have built both defense works and magnificent halls. Wander around the former castle grounds and enjoy the fantastic view of the Alvar and the strait. See the exhibition about the castle's 900-year history or experience a concert in the castle grounds.
Borgholm city museum
The museum is owned and run by Öland's Cultural Heritage Association and is one of Borgholm's most beautiful farms with roots in the early 1800th century. In the grand main building there are contemporary interiors, industrial history and collections of Öland art and handicrafts. Here you will also find out more about Borgholm as a popular seaside resort and shipping town, as well as the era Öland's railway.
In the middle of Öland's world heritage, both the Iron Age and the Middle Ages meet. The reconstructed ancient castle is the only one of its kind and a real experience to visit. Peek out over the expanses from the castle wall or try baking bread, archery or medieval games.
Vida museum and art gallery
Experience one of southern Sweden's largest and most significant art centers - welcome to Öland's Louisiana! Exciting exhibitions in painting, sculpture, photography and design are shown here. From the exhibition halls and the café you are treated to a spectacular view of Kalmarsund.
2 years ago, Skedemosse was one of our country's most important sacrifice sites. Here, in the middle of Öland, our ancestors gathered for ritual gatherings throughout the Iron Age. Large quantities of animals and weapons, even people, were sacrificed. But the most famous find is the nine large gold rings, Sweden's greatest treasure, made of processed gold. All sacrificed to appease the gods. In the museum there is an exhibition that tells about the finds and the offerings.
Welcome to Gustaf-Jon's world of naïve sculptures inspired by biblical and historical stories. Johan August lived his whole life in the parish of Segerstad in south-eastern Öland. He was a farmer and a sailor, but above all he was an artist, sculptor and cabinetmaker. In the museum you can see his unique wooden sculptures.
Störlinge Agricultural & Motor Museum
A pleasant and inspiring excursion destination that is not only aimed at those genuinely interested in motoring, but also at other family members Here you can take part and experience the technological development in society during the early 1900th century and onwards, most of the items come from Öland. The museum and the café are adapted for those with a variety of functions.
Northern Öland has Northern Europe's best-preserved settlement remains from the Iron Age. You can learn more about these at the Skäftekärr archaeological open-air museum. Here there is a built-up Iron Age landscape with fairways, fields, longhouses and activities.