Schäferiängar (sheep meadows) in Ottenby

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In the far south, there is a large area that has long been used as a hayfield. Today, the whole area, except the northeastern parts where hay-making has been resumed, is grazed. In the 1540s, the grounds were part of a village with 19 farms that Sweden’s King Gustav Vasa took over and turned into a ‘kungsladugård’ (king’s barn) with a sheep and stud farm.

In the far south, there is a large area that has long been used as a hayfield. Today, the whole area, except the northeastern parts where hay-making has been resumed, is grazed. In the 1540s, the grounds were part of a village with 19 farms that Sweden’s King Gustav Vasa took over and turned into a ‘kungsladugård’ (king’s barn) with a sheep and stud farm.

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Svalgården

Distance: 10.2 km
Welcome to a typical row-village in the middle of the world heritage, close to wellknown sights as Ottenby Bird Observatory with the lighthouse Långe Jan and the Eketorp Fortress.
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Gammalsbygårdens Gästgiveri

Distance: 11.1 km
On the south-eastern side of Öland, 4 km to the fortified village Eketorp and 17 km to the Ottenby bird station. Within walking distance to fishing harbour.
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Eketorps Borg Youth hostel

Distance: 7.7 km
Easier accommodation in a hostel standard in Eketorp, on southeast Öland. This charming accommodation is a stone's throw from Eketorp castle, in the middle of Öland's World Heritage Site.