Växjö Travel Guide – Top Things to Do & Discover

Find Växjö’s Top 5 …

  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Bars & Nightclubs
  • Hotels & Hostels
  • Shopping
  • Sights
  • and beautiful places

Map with all locations in the bottom of this page.

Quick Guide Växjö

This guide is for Växjö travellers who are looking for the best sights and experiences in and around the town, located in the middle of Småland in Sweden. Check out these lists and tips to make the best of trip to Växjö!

Staying just for one day? Here is my Best of – One Day in Växjö guide

Cafés

Travel Guide Växjö - Café in Växjö - Askelyckan
Café in Växjö – Askelyckan

All cafés offer classic Swedish pastry such as cinnamon buns and chocolate balls and are family friendly, equipped with baby’s high chairs.

  • Askelyckan: City center. Probably the nicest building in town. Typically Swedish yellow wood. Simple interior. Open-air café is probably the best place to enjoy a fika outside during summer. Find Askellyckan’s location, map in the bottom of this page.
  • Condeco: Ecological coffee, tee and a variety of snacks. Livingroom atmosphere.
  • Broqvist kontitori: Old fashioned café. The only place where you get your order served at your table (after ordering at the desk at the entry. Functional interior. Quiet. Seniors’ favorite.
  • Toftastrand Hotell & Konditori: A bit outside Växjö. Beautiful, idyllic café. Lovely view over lake Toftajön. Cozy interior. Also hotel.
  • Café Fontain: Enjoy the view over lake Växjösjön (“Växjö lake”).

Fika – the Swedish way of having a coffee break

Restaurants

  • PM & Friends: Michelin star and many more prices won. Probably the best place to go to, if you want high class food and beverages. Someliers among the best in Sweden.
  • Piazza Teatro: Stylish building with glass fronts and modern interior. International cuisine with a Scandinavian touch.
  • Izakay Moshi: Exquisite Asian food, presented in a fancy way. Modern location.
  • Massimo: Cozy place with Italian food and excellent pizza.
  • Bella Lanterna: Simple Italian restaurant with the best avocado pizza in world. Also take-away.

Swedish culture and traditions

Bars & Nightclubs

Travel Guide Växjö - Bars and Nightclubs in Växjö - Kafe Deluxe
Bars and Nightclubs in Växjö – Kafé de Luxe
  • Kafé de luxe: Bar and night club. Alternative. The “coolest” place in town. Hipsters’ home. Whoever you are, covered face with tattoos or wearing a business suit. Everyone is welcome and feels this way. Classic Swedish building with quirky interior.
  • PM Tak: “Roof bar, indoor and outdoor, with a great view over the city center. Part of the PM & friends family with high standards. Posh and stylish location. Although expensive, worth checking out and having a cider or cocktail there.
  • Chapter House: Go here if you love beer.
  • Grace night club: the place to party in Växjö. Young audience, ca. 18-25 years old on Fridays, Saturdays around 23-35.
  • Bishops Arms: Classic pub with dark woods and a variety of beverages.

How to party like a Swede

Hotels & Hostels

PM Vanner Pool - Best Hotel in Vaxjo
Hotels in Växjö – PM & Friends Hotel
  • PM & Friends Hotel: Best in town, again. Enjoy the high quality interior design and materials. And have swim in the illuminated outdoor pool on the roof and zip on a glass of champagne.
  • Elite Stadshotellet: Have breakfast in the stylish “glass house”. Same building as the pub Bishops Arms and Grace night club, just case you intend to have a couple of drinks and want the shortest possible way back to your bed.
  • Clarion Collection Hotel Cardinal: Solid choice. Laid back. Quality.
  • Evedal vandrarhem: Hostel in a beautiful location right at a lake and a few meters to its beach.
  • Teleborg Castle: If you ever dreamt of sleeping in a castle and feel like a princess or prince… come here. Classy. The fact that the toilets are not in the room but in the hallway though might put some people off. But, according to friends who tried it, it’s actually not problematic att all. And the facilities have high standards. You won’t feel embarrassed walking there in your bath robe in the morning.

Top 11 Hotels in Växjö

Shopping

Shopping in Växjö - Johanne
Shopping in Växjö – Johanne
  • Johanne: The sweetest, cutest, cuddliest boutique in the town. The product presentation and interior is assembled with such a attention to detail! You can feel the owners’ pleasure in running this outstanding shop. Buy exclusive candy, healthy food, body care and antique home decoration.
  • Hantverket: Best souvenirs in Växjö. Typically Swedish handcraft as well as design products made in Sweden.
  • Sveas Design: Home decoration and interior design products.
  • Växjö Elektriska: Shop with a wide range of lamps and lights.
  • Cenino Donna/Lexington: Quality fashion brands, for men and women, in combination with a Lexington home design store. Swedish fashion brands like J.Lindeberg, Filippa KTiger of Sweden. Odd Molly, Eton, ACNE Studios and more…

Grand Samarkand: Shopping mall just outside town. With all the standard Swedish store chains, H&M, Kappahl, Lagerhaus, JC, MQ, Akademibokhandeln, Skopunkten etc.

Swedish fashion – “Dress like a Swede!”

Top Sights in Växjö

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  • Domkyrka: Växjö cathedral. The Eiffel Tower of Växjö.
  • Kronoberg Castle Ruins: Old castle on a little island in lake Helgasjön.
  • Teleborg Slott: Castle on Växjö Campus.
  • Smålands Museum, House of Emigrants (Utvandrarnas hus) and Glas museum, all in one area.
  • Beautiful nature: I know, sounds a bit weird, but to understand or grasp the charm of Växjö, I’d strongly recommend to visit at least one of the beautiful places in nature, Växjö has to offer.

Beautiful places

Travel Guide Växjö - beautiful locations - Växjösjön south
Beautiful places in Växjö – Växjösjön

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  • Lake Växjösjön
  • Staglaberget: Top of a little hill close to the city and Växjösjön.
  • Bokhultet bridge 
  • Peninsula at lake Trummen bridge
  • Hästängen, horse field: great overview over Växjö Campus

Enjoy Swedish nature: allemansrätt, the right of public access

Växjö Guide Map

Link to “Växjö Guide”-map on Google Maps

What else would you add to one of those lists? Have I forgotten some place or establishment that should be mentioned on this page? Please comment below!

Enjoy you stay in Växjö!

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