Kronoberg castle ruins are located on the shore of Lake Helgasjön. The castle was originally a bishop’s residence. The rebel Nils Dacke is the person most frequently associate with Kronoberg castle. Dacke’s uprising was defeated and the castle was expanded by the Swedish king Gustav Vasa and his sons, as an important part of the border defences against Denmark.
At this time, Blekinge, Halland and Skåne belonged to Denmark. By the end of the 17th century, these counties had become Swedish, and so the castle was no longer needed to defend the border. Stone was removed from the castle to build houses inside Växjö itself.
Ryttmästaregården café & restaurant are situated next to Kronoberg castle ruins. Take the opportunity to eat good food and enjoy the beautiful setting.
During the summer 0f 2022, parts of the castle will be off limits due to risk of collapse.