Astrid Lindgren, one of Sweden’s most beloved authors, was born on the 14th of November 1907 on the farm Näs in Vimmerby.
Astrid Lindgren’s Näs is the place, source and inspiration that laid the foundation for her stories.
When she wrote the stories about all the children of Noisy Village, it was her own childhood here at Astrid Lindgren´s Näs that inspired her.
The nature, the games, the people and life here on the farm became an important part of her stories.
This is where she climbed the lemonade tree and played “don’t touch the floor” with her siblings.
This is where she jumped in the hay and listened to stories in Kristin’s kitchen.
This is where it all started.
At the exhibition you’ll meet the jazz chick, the mother, the editor of children’s books and the creator of public opinion Astrid Lindgren. “The whole world´s Astrid Lindgren” takes you from her upbringing here on Näs to her life as an acclaimed and world-famous author.
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 themes that were important to Astrid Lindgren throughout her authorship, themes such as, for example, freedom, courage, melancholy and joy of life. In the gardens you can also take part in the storytelling loop “A spirit set rocking” which gives a picture of how the place links to her life, stories, thoughts and values.
Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002) is one of Sweden’s most beloved and best-known authors. Her work gives pleasure and comfort to children and adults around the world. Her authorship defies all boundaries – age, geographic, political and ethnic!