Welcome to Astrid Lindgren’s Vimmerby in Småland!

Vimmerby is a charming municipality in northern Småland. Here you will encounter the Småland nature, with many forests, lakes, meadows, winding gravel roads and traditional red cottages and barns, just like in an Astrid Lindgren story. That’s because it was here, in Vimmerby, that Astrid Lindgren was born in 1907. Just a few minutes’ walk from Vimmerby square, on Näs farm, you will find Astrid Lindgren’s childhood home. In addition to a guided tour of her childhood home, there are exhibitions you can visit in the Rectory, gardens and the Pavilion.

To the Tourist Office

Much of Vimmerby’s history can be experienced in the alleys and cobbled streets of the old town centre around the square, Storgatan and Båtsmansbacken. The site has been a marketplace since 1604 when Vimmerby regained its town charter from Charles IX. The neighbourhood has since developed into its own vibrant town full of trade, culture and entertainment, which inspired Astrid Lindgren as she wrote many of her stories.

Astrid Lindgren’s Näs

Astrid Lindgren’s Näs is a visitor destination in Vimmerby – in the heart of the surroundings in which Astrid Lindgren grew up. Astrid Anna Emilia was born on 14 November 1907 on the farm Näs. Astrid was the second of four siblings. She and her siblings, together with the cowman’s children and the children from the rectory next door, were the real-life children of Noisy Village. The story of their games has now spread around the world. It was here that she climbed the lemonade tree and played ‘got you’ and ‘don’t touch the floor’ with her siblings. This is where she jumped in the hay and listened to stories in Kristin’s kitchen.

To Astrid Lindgren’s Näs

Make a visit to Noisy Village

If you are in Vimmerby, a visit to Sevedstorp is a must. It was this place that inspired Astrid Lindgren when she wrote about the children of Noisy Village. Astrid’s father Samuel August grew up on ‘Middle Farm’ and for a time owned some of the farms in Sevedstorp. In her books, she describes her own childhood in the 1920s. When it came time to remaking the films in 1986, there was no better location than Sevedstorp, the ‘real’ Noisy Village.

To Noisy Village

Småland Film Village

In the Film Village, you can experience the environments from classic children’s films such as Emil in Lönneberga, Seacrow Island and Pippi Longstocking. Step into the world of film in an exhibition created in the spirit of Astrid Lindgren. Here you can see classic studio buildings and original costumes from the films, sing along to the film music, create your own films and experience other interactive environments.

To Småland Film Village


Walk around the buildings in Katthult and you will recognise the atmosphere and details from the Emil films. The main building in Katthult, with the flagpole on which Ida was hoisted, is one of the most photographed houses in Sweden. The woodshed is perhaps the heart of Katthult. Here you will find, among other things, Emil’s wooden figures and the stove where he hid his lunch box, which meant that he managed quite well despite sometimes being locked in for long days.

Welcome to Katthult