Tingsryds Kommun

Densely wooded lakes region in southern Småland

Tingsryds Kommun is the southernmost of the eight municipalities in the county Kronobergs Län in the southern Swedish historical province of Småland, bordering the neighboring province Blekinge.

The landscape is mainly characterized by dense forests, interspersed with around 220 smaller and larger lakes. By far the largest lake in the Tingsryds Kommun is the Åsnen with a size of about 63 square kilometers. However, the largest part belongs to the nearby municipality Växjö Kommun. It is followed by the Mien, with almost 20 square kilometers, which is with 42 meters by far the deepest lake in the region.

The municipality Tingsryd offers plenty of opportunities for activities in a natural setting. The dense forests and a total of 16 nature reserves are ideal for long walks and hikes. Relaxed cycling along the well passable and quiet gravel roads through the forests are balm for body and mind, and you can enjoy the absolute tranquility while paddling, fishing or swimming in one of the many lakes.

Several lovingly maintained heritage museums, the crafting village Korrö, or the remains of the former ironworks Stenfors Bruk provide a glimpse into the early lives in the region. In one of the largest elk parks in the country, the Älgriket near Yttra Källehult, you can see the king of the forest and other species of deer in a natural environment and buy some souvenirs or eat elk sausage.

A very special and nationally unique curiosity is the Bilkyrkogården Kyrkömosse near Ryd. On the old car graveyard amidst a marshy woodland, old car wrecks are abandoned to inexorable decay for decades and are merging with nature.

Tingsryds Kommun include a total of eight towns with more than 200 inhabitants, in which are living more than half of the total population of the municipality. The largest town and at the same time main town of the municipality is Tingsryd with more than 3,000 residents. Ryd (1,400 inhabitants) and Väckelsång with just over 900 inhabitants are the next largest towns.