VÄV2017- WELCOME TO VÄXJÖ
We would like to welcome all of you who are going to visit Växjö and VÄV2017, the 21-23 of September. Below, you find information on how to get around in the city, restaurant tips and, other useful information. If you are looking for something particular about Växjö, please use the search function in the top right corner of this page. In the bottom of this page you will find a map over the Arena City, where VÄV2017 is held. Here you can find it in a pdf-form -> Map Arena City
Växjö is the very heart of southern Sweden- in the middle of Småland. The roads meet in Växjö, and so it has been ever since the city once received its name. Växjö is a big city, but somehow small- from your hotel, you can reach most things whithin 15 minutes.
Mutlicultural, youthful and do ahead. Growing so that it strains at the seams. Despite a high tempo, there is also time for calm and reflection. Its the contrasts that define our town. On the one hand, lively pulse, shopping and entertainment and on the other, charming alleyways, cobblestones and red cottages. There is soemthing to do for both big and small here- from a cathedral with roots in the 12th century to a modern skatepark in the middle of town, from Sweden´s best wine cellar to peaceful fishing trips only a stone´s throw from the main street.
The exhibition is located in ”Tipshallen”, in Växjö´s Arena city which is a 25 minute walk away from the central station. By bus or taxi about 7 minutes. The light green city buses will take you almost all the way to Tipshallen. Take bus line number 3 from the central station and hop off at the the bus stop ”Arenastaden södra”, from there it will take you about 3 minutes to reach the exhibition. Bus number 4 and 8 stop at the northern entrance of the Arena city, a five minute walk away. In the central station or on the buss, a tourist ticket that is valid for either 24-hours or 72-hours can be purchased. Taxis are located just outside of the central station.
-> Map Tipshallen
-> Växjö Taxi: +46(0) 470-135 00
-> Bus tickets for visitors
-> Timetable for bus service 3
-> Timetable for bus service 4
-> Timetable for bus service 8
In the arena you will find several lunch restaurants such as Östergatan Restaurang & Sportbar and Vida Arena´s restaurant which is located on the third floor (entrance to the left of the main entrance). In the shopping mall, Grand Samarkand, which is about a 10 minute walk away from Tipshallen, several food options are available, both restaurants and cafes. In the city center everything from White Guide restaurants to traditional cafes are open.
Here you can find a list -> Växjö´s restaurants
Småland´s Museum, the Glass Museum and the House Of Emigrants are all located in the Museum park. Just a stone´s throw away you will find the Cathedral and ”Karolinerhuset”, the school in which the Swedish botanist Carl von Linné was enrolled. Our historical cathedral attracts more than 130 000 visitors every year. In Sandgärdsgatan, also known as the Glass street, famous glass designers have placed their glasswork for the public to see. Take a walk around the city lake Växjösjön and enjoy the pieces of art that have been placed along the lake. Växjö Concert Hall, the city library, the art gallery and Växjö theatre are all located in the inner city, close to each other.
Tickets can be purchased at the entrance of Tipshallen or digitally here -> ticketmaster.se