About Matthias Kamann

Well, here’s a little about me…

Born in 1980 in Germany, I grew up on a farm in the middle of a metropolitan area, called Ruhrgebiet.

In 2005 I went to Sweden for a semester abroad. The day I arrived at the campus of Växjö University in August that year, I instantly fell in love with Sweden and the Swedes.

After moving to Sweden 2008, I have been mostly living in Växjö, in the South of Sweden, but also in Stockholm, Umeå and Uppsala. Nowadays, you can find me writing on my laptop with a cup of coffee next to it in various idyllic cafés in the city of Kristianstad.

“What do you work with?”
Well, I show the quirks of Swedish culture, by writing about it, in books or on the web, as well as creating design products that are inspired by Sweden.

In my leisure time I enjoy a walk along the shores of idyllic lakes and discover new sights or beautiful places in the South of Sweden.

Even after more than a decade in this wonderful country, I regularly get surprised and fascinated by the Swedish quirks and cultural differences that appear in everyday life.


In the book, How to be Swedish I share my most important Sweden tips, so you won’t have to experience the same pitfalls I did, and help you understand why the Swedes are the way they are – sometimes weird but mostly lovely.

Blog about Sweden

For several years I have been writing about Sweden. Here you can find useful information about Sweden and how to interact with Swedes:

In English hejsweden.com/en/
And in German: hejsweden.com

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