In the little red house, on the farm Näs in Vimmerby, Astrid Anna Emilia Ericsson was born more than 100 years ago.
Her father was tenant farmer at the rectory. Today her childhood home is open for guided tours all year round. This is where Astrid climbed in the “lemonade tree”, played with her siblings, jumped in the hay and listened to stories in Kristin´s kitchen.
The childhood home is still intact. Many years ago Astrid Lindgren herself restored the lower floor and most of the fittings and possessions from her childhood are still in place. It is a fantastic experience to enter into Astrid Lindgren’s unique childhood home and experience it exactly as it was when she was growing up. Please note that you have to pree-book a guided tour. For more information please contact the reception at Astrid Lindgren´s Näs + 46-492-76 94 00.
The gardens at Astrid Lindgren’s Näs are open gardens – a place of culture, conversation, fun, debate, play, seriousness and humour. The green settings have grown out of the themes that were important to Astrid Lindgren throughout her authorship, themes such as, for example, freedom, courage, melancholy and joy of life.