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A historical exhibition out of the ordinary

Welcome to the golden era of the Roman Empire! Join us on this journey to ancient Rome, experience historical battles and emotional life stories. For the first time ever, the Italian exhibition Gladiators – Heroes of the Colosseum will be held in Sweden, Jönköping. The exhibition is exciting and interactive and will teach you all about gladiatorial games, Colosseum and how it was to live in that era. It takes approximately two hours to finish and offers a variation of themes along the way. The gladiator Verus is the silver lining of the exhibition, he will guide you through his life story and tell you about his time as a gladiator in the arena.       
If you want to book tickets to the exhibition we can help you during your stay!
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Best Western Plus John Bauer Hotel

The Boutique hotel John Bauer Hotel, is situated in the very center of Jönköping by the lake Munksjön. Directly adjacent to the hotel is our very own restaurant Ester Kök & Bar. Around the corner you will find the best shopping and cafes and it is a short walking distance to the fantastic Culture house Spira and Vättern Beach. With an interior inspired by Paul Smith design and a great atmosphere, the hotel and restaurant is a popular meeting ground by locals and the choice of accommodation for vacationers as well as business travelers and conference guests. As a guest you will be staying in rooms decorated in a tasteful and timeless manor,  free internet connection and with access to sauna, and gym. Our hotel offers a private garage for a limited number of cars. If you request a parking space, please contact us. 

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Restaurant Ester Kök & Bar

Ester Kök & Bar offers a well composed à la carte menu adapted to the season, were everyone can find something to their liking. We also have a wide range of certified Fairtrade wines and we value local producers.

Bar at John Bauer Hotel

With an interior inspired by Paul Smith design and comfortable atmosphere. You will experience the feeling of a living room, luxury and coziness.  Sometimes you can also listen to some form of livemusic in the bar, during autumn and spring season.

Conference & Event

There are 8 meeting rooms in different sizes, suitable for small and large groups. Our largest meeting room is perfect for all types of meetings. Banquet, kick off, wedding party, conference and many other important gatherings.

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