Welcome to Högsby!
Högsby - a cultural district
Högsby in the beautiful valley, Emådalen, is a place with a fascinating history....
When the Danes invaded it early in the 17th century, the inhabitants fled to the dark forests of Småland and for a time the lovely church by the river Emån was used as a stable for the Danes´ horses. There is still an atmosphere of bygone days in the main street (Storgatan) with its small shops and picturesque old wooden houses, and the waters if the river reflect fine buildings such as the historic church, and that many consider is the handsomest Municipal Hall in Sweden.
There is much to see on a journey back into the past: Långemåla with Early iron Age graves, Svindla Kvarn (watermill), Near Böta Kvarn (watermill), one of Sweden's northernmost stands of beech trees growing wild. Bötterums gästgiveri, this 18th century inn is now a unique folklore museum. Adults and children alike will enjoy a visit to the Glass Museum in Björkshult and the beautiful school museum in Skälsbäck. The mistletoe growing in Högsby is very famous. It is a rare, protected plant, parasitic on trees.
Water land - magical wilderness
The experience of sitting on e jetty angling or casting for pike is something one never forgets. A chance to glide through the water in a canoe or bathe in the beautiful lake is what we would like to offer you.