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Astrid Lindgrens Näs

Address: Prästgårdsgatan 24, 598 36 Vimmerby Show map

Address: Prästgårdsgatan 24, 598 36 Vimmerby

In Vimmerby in Småland there is a very special place - Astrid Lindgrens Näs.

Here Astrid Lindgren, our most popular writer, was born and grew up. This is the place where she has been inspired for many of her stories and books. Here she heard the stories and met many of the people and the environments that then formed the stories in her books.

It was at Näs that she climbed in the lemonade tree and played with her siblings in the woodshed. It was here she was jumping in the hay and listening to stories in Kristin's kitchen. Most people have strong feelings for Astrid Lindgren and her books. She constantly meets new readers and continues to embody our view of mankind and the world. Her writing defy all boundaries as she is read by all generations in all continents. Astrid Lindgren has become a model for people all over the world, not just as a writer but also as a social critic and debater. With sharp pencil and confident voice, with humor and warmth, she struggled for the environment, children's rights and animal welfare.
Visit Astrid Lindgrens childhood home
In the 1960s, Astrid Lindgren restored her childhood home to the state it appeared when she was born and grew up here. Yes, even the vast majority of furniture found their way home again.
Today you can visit the home during guided tours. Move back in time to the period of Astrid Lindgren childhood together with her three siblings, parents and all the people who worked on the large farm. You will enter the environment that inspired the stories about Mardie, Bullerbyn and That Emil among other things. The guides tell you about being children at Näs and the security and freedom that you received.
The whole world's Astrid Lindgren.
When visiting Astrid Lindgrens Näs the great exhibition about Astrid Lindgren is one of the great experience of the visit. Learn to know the person Astrid Lindgren and understand where much of the inspiration for all the stories came from. Where she got the courage and strength that made her a very important opinion maker here in Sweden and the great personality she was. You will understand how big Astrid Lindgren was in the world through the long list of awards she has been given through the years. Use the audio guide for the visit to make it a very interesting and instructive experience. Audio guides are available for adults and children in several languages and are free of charge.
The gardens at Astrid Lindgrens Näs.
Since the summer of 2016, the newly built gardens are complete. These have emerged from the feelings and themes of Astrid Lindgren's authorship. The gardens are a place for culture, conversation, fun, debate, play, seriousness and humor. In the different garden rooms you can experience these moods, such as in the large bower, the “Mossträdgården” and the brook. In the gardens there are also works of art to view, including the American stick artist Patrick Doughertys “The Seven Wishes”.

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  • Opening hours
    Opening hours 2018 1 Jan - 28 March: closed 29 March- 30 April: Thur- Sun 11 am - 4 pm 1 May - 8 June: Daily 11 am - 4 pm 9 June - 26 August: Daily 10 am - 6 pm 27 August - 30 September: Daily 11 am - 4 pm 1 October - 16 December: Thur- Sun 11 am - 4pm Christmas Market 14, 15 and 16th of December, 11am - 4 pm. See homepage for opening times at Midsummer and other long weekends.

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