Thursday, October 4, 2012

Vimmerby - Sweden

Another swedish card, and again, not sent from Sweden. This one is a lottery prize sent from Portugal by Miguel.
Vimmerby is a city in Kalmar County, Sweden. Vimmerby is currently a tourist attraction due to historical links with Astrid Lindgren, a swedish author best known for the Pippi Longstocking book series. 
The card shows a castle in The Astrid Lindgrens World, an amusement park for children.

Copyright: Sagobyn HB, Vimmerby. Photo by Bo Sällberg
In its 130,000 square metres, visitors meet all the beloved characters from Astrid Lindgren's books in person. All the environments are built as prescribed in the books and they give child visitors the possibility to enter into the stories of Pippi Longstocking, Emil i Lönneberga, Karlsson-on-the-Roof, and many others of Astrid Lindgren's beloved characters.
Astrid Lindgrens World is open in the summer from May to August. During the summer season events go on all day long, both on stage and improvised all around the park. The small stage just inside the entrance and the main stage shows every day special written scenes with music that includes singing and dancing. But the meeting with the environments and the interaction with the well-known characters form an important part of the offering.
Besides the theme park, Astrid Lindgren's World also offers its visitors many different types of lodging options and a wide selection of places for picnics, coffeehouse and restaurant visits. - in: wikipedia

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