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In the mid-19th century, a newfound respect for history led to Kalmar Castle's renovation. (Pat O'Connor / Courtesy of Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door)

Kalmar Castle: Sweden’s Royal Hub

From medieval palace to prison, distillery and granary, this castle was finally restored to its original glory

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Rick Steves is a travel writer and televsion personality. He coordinated with Smithsonian magazine to produce a special travel issue Travels with Rick Steves.

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