Nydala was founded in 1143, and was one of the first Cistercian monasteries in Scandinavia. Those who lived and worked here for 400 years were French Cistercian monks, and several pilgrimage trails converge on Nydala.
Today you can visit the monastery church, the gate chapel, the beautiful ruins and the monastery garden designed in a mediaeval style.
Use the audio guides that are available on location to learn more about the fantastic history. During the summer guided tours, chronicles, mediaeval weekends and hikes on the pilgrim paths are arranged. Guided tours in the monastery church and monastery garden can be booked at any time of the year.
Hotel Vidöstern in Värnamo is a full service hotel that is open all hours and every day in the week. We are conveniently located in the crossroad between route 27 and E4. We offer you affordable accommodation of 57 modern and smoking free rooms.
Store Mosse is a national park that comprises the largest untouched marshland south of Lappland. The park is 15 x 12 km in extent, and the vegetation here is similar to that of the wilderness of Norrland. The park offers more than 40 km of trails and boardwalks.