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Linnés Sävja - The Linnaeus House

Herb garden, art and café


The Linnés Sävja estate was purchased by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The Prince of Botanists purchased several farms in the area, which was known as "Säfja" at the time – including the farm in Hammarby. Linnés Sävja became his retreat from the "pandemonium of the world". He came here to live the country life without his family, further develop his theories and write new theses. It was here he came when he didn't want to be disturbed. Sävja was also Linnaeus' final destination when he knew his life was coming to an end.

Today, Sävja is an idyllic spot, with farm café, museum, herb garden and cultural events. The museum has a small exhibition about Linnaeus the doctor, the medicinal plants he used and the ones in use today.  Linnéhuset (the Linnaeus House), which is the main building of Sävja, has a great deal of its original interior from the 1700s and is characterized by the careful and forward-thinking restoration that was performed in the 1930s. Linnés Sävja was declared an historic landmark on June 17, 1994.


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disabled parking
toilet for disabled persons


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