Lessebo Kommun

In the heart of the Kingdom of Crystal

Lessebo Kommun in the Swedish historical province of Småland is the smallest of the eight municipalities in the county Kronoberg. It is the core of the so-called Kingdom of Crystal, a region in the southeast of Småland which is famous for its many glassworks.

Like everywhere else in Småland, the terrain in the municipality Lessebo is dominated by dense forests. The majority of the 60 lakes in the region can be classified as small or very small. Lessebos shares the 32 square kilometer lake Rottnen with the neighboring municipality Växjö and the around 11 square kilometers lake Läen with Emmaboda Kommun.

The sparsely populated region is ideal for long walks through dense forests and nature reserves or for fishing at one of the many silent forest lakes. The chance to see a moose in the wild is relatively big, but to be on the safe side, Grönåsen Älgpark is a good alternative.

Sweden's oldest and largest glassworks Kosta Glasbruk can also be found in Lessebo Kommun. Along with the unique glass art gallery Kosta Boda Art Gallery and the large Kosta Outlet it is one of the biggest tourist magnets.

Although smaller but not less interesting are the three other glassworks in the municipality. The Bergdalahyttan is known for its design of clear glasses with a blue border, Skrufs Glasbruk for its high-quality utility glass in a classic design and the small Transjö Hytta essentially for artistically designed glass.

The municipality Lessebo consists of four localities with more than 200 inhabitants, holding about two-thirds of the total population. Largest town is Hovmantorp with a population of almost 3,000, followed by the main town Lessebo (2,800 residents). Next is Kosta with 900 and Skruv with almost 500 inhabitants.