With Braathens from Berlin to Växjö, Astrid Lindgren‘s homeland


As of now, Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) will connect Berlin-Tegel and Växjö-Småland twice a week. This summer, the airline will fly to southern Sweden every Friday and Sunday. This service will be operated by new ATR 72-600 aircraft and the flight lasts about one and a half hours.

From Emil of Lönneberga to Pippi Longstocking

Växjö lies in Småland, right in the south of Sweden. This former residential city is one of the greenest towns in the country. Situated on two lakes, Växjö attracts many nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts. The university town hosts several museums, including the Swedish Glass Museum or Utvandrarnas Hus, that deals with the 19th-century Swedish emigration. Although Växjö is not well known in itself, the province of Småland has gained great celebrity. The region has become famous worldwide thanks to the children’s author Astrid Lindgren. Emil of Lönneberga, Pippi Longstocking or Karlsson on the Roof – the stories still captivate children worldwide. The focal point of the tales is the town Vimmerby, Lindgren’s birthplace. The small, charming town, that lies a 2 hours‘ drive north of Växjö, offers an Astrid Lindgren theme park alongside numerous attractions for the whole family.

Experience Nature

Småland delights with a varied landscape. The regional tourist office, Visit Småland describes the region as “an outdoor fan’s heaven”. A diverse coastline and archipelago, approximately 5000 lakes and the Store Mosse National Park attract visitors to swim, hike and canoe.



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