There is lots to do in Kalmar, and a stop is thoroughly recommended.
The main shopping centre is next to the marina, within an old walled town. Built on a grid system, of sorts,
it is quite compact and easy to get around. There are a wide range of good shops including a department store, and many
Karlmar Slot, the castle, is huge. Set jutting out into the Baltic, and surrounded by water, it is
an impressive sight. It is open daily. Also in Kalmar is the Kronan exhibition. The Kronan one of the largest warships of
the seventeenth century, went down with 800 souls when she turned in a hurry, flooded, then blew up. In the 1960s,
many artifacts were retrieved from the wreck and are on display in a special exhibition.
The part of the harbour nearest to the town is given over from May to September to a guets harbour.
It has a 110 berths, but nevertheless is full by about 4pm. Later boats can lie alongside the quays in the outer harbour.
Berthing is to stern bouy.
The marina is associated to the tourist office which is on the quay. A new shower and toilet block
is next door, protected by a daily changing code. There is also a washing facility.
There is an excellent chandlers (Watski) opposite the marina, doing a roaring trade. An ICA supermarket
is also alongside on the quay in the Baronen shopping centre.
Cost : Somewhat expensive at 150 SEK, plus 20 SEK for electricity.