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.
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.
Guided tour through the Childhood Home
Join a guided tour and go back in time to when Astrid Lindgren grew up here at Näs together with her three siblings, parents and many others who worked on the farm. The childhood home was restored by Astrid Lindgren herself in the 1960s, as she remembers it from her childhood. This is where Astrid Lindgren’s own story begins.
The childhood home is privately owned and can only be visited on a guided tour.
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”.