Vaxjo is a unique combination of idyllic small town, university town and centre of entertainment in Sweden's "Kingdom of Crystal". Vaxjo houses Sweden's National Glass Museum and claims to be the capital of the "Kingdom of Crystal" as well as of the "Kingdom of Furniture". Within an easy reach from Vaxjo you can visit the Kronoberg Castle, a ruined fortress constructed in the 15th century. The fortress has thick walls and an interesting array of artillery portals. The city also holds another castle, Teleborg Castle built 1900 situated near the University. Several popular golf courses and a large number of sport and open air recreation facilities provide excellent opportunities for those who love sports. For those wishing to enjoy the open air life, the close proximity to beautiful natural scenery and Lake Helga, with its idyllic inland archipelago, is not to be missed.