Hultsfred slätt

Address: Östra långgatan Hultsfred Show map

Address: Östra långgatan Hultsfred

Hultsfred slätt is the best known military drill ground in Sweden.

When the King in 1786 decided that the military exercise field of the Royal Regiment of Kalmar was to be located at Hultsfred, he started the development of Hultsfred as a small town. Without the regiment no railroad would have been built, and without a railroad the industrial growth of Hultsfred would not been possible.

During its glory days there were over 60 buildings around the military field. Most of these are now long gone, but some are still standing. Follow the informative signs along the culture path "Kulturstigen", and you can't miss them. The old trenches run almost a kilometre long. In the midst of a pine grove you will find the redoubt of King Karl XI. The exhibition "Rätt och slätt" is housed in the old provision store, and depicts what life could be like here in the 19th century, and also tells the story of the different stages in the history of the exercise field.

In the old barracks genealogists trace the descendents of soldiers who once served here. Don't miss Rune Frode's old barber shop from 1937 or the original interior of Lundberg's village shop.

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About this activity

  • Phone number
    0046 (0)495-104 20
  • Street address 1
    Östra långgatan
  • Opening hours
    Guiding " Rätt & Slätt" exhibition call 0495-104 20, 070-584 65 91.

Nearby accommodation


Björkbackens Karaktärshotell

Distance: 17.2 km
Family run 3-star hotel. Only a few minutes drive to Vimmerby Centre and Astrid Lindgren´s World. The hotel has a unique profile where all rooms has a name named after a character from Astrid Lindgren's childhood.

Hotel Hulingen

Distance: 2.4 km
A family-run hotel centrally situated in Hultsfred, known for the music festival.

Hotell Ronja

Distance: 17.4 km
Stay at Hotell Ronja in a quiet and secure environment with everything you need within reach. The hotel is a 4 minute walk from the square and the travel centre and about 10 minutes from Astrid Lindgren's World. There is a restaurant, gym, relaxation area and minigolf. We also have conference rooms and a large exhibition hall.