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The Childhood home at Näs
Astrid Lindgren’s Näs – the place where it all started…
Astrid Anna Emilia was born on 14 November 1907 here on the farm Näs. Astrid was the second of four siblings. It was her and her siblings who, together with the cowherd’s children and the children from the vicarage next door, were the real children of Noisy Village. The story about their playing has now spread around the world. It was here that Astrid climbed the lemonade tree and played ‘got you’ and ‘don’t touch the floor’ with her siblings. It was here that she jumped in the hay and listened to stories in Kristin’s kitchen.
The childhood home
In the 1960s, Astrid Lindgren recreated her childhood home so it looks just as it did when she grew up there. This environment inspired some of her best-loved stories. Today, you can visit the childhood home on our guided tours. During peak season, we offer daily tours in Swedish and German.
The whole world’s Astrid Lindgren
Here you can get to know the person, professional and moulder of public opinion Astrid Lindgren. You can experience the exhibition conveniently with the help of our audio guides, which are available in many languages. We have a special version for children in Swedish, German and Danish.
The gardens at Astrid Lindgren’s Näs
Our gardens have grown out of important themes in Astrid Lindgren’s life and authorship. The gardens are a place of culture, play, seriousness, debate and humour. Here you can be inspired by Astrid Lindgren’s attitude to nature, to the joy and power of creation and to the fun and serious sides of life. These exciting gardens change every year – like a never-ending story.
Astrid Lindgren’s Näs is about a ten-minute walk from the centre of Vimmerby, at Prästgårdsgatan 24.