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Scania : Ystad
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Ystad [1] is a small but charming city in Scania, part of southern Sweden. It is situated on the south coast of Scania with good beaches east of the town. Ystad is known internationally as the setting for many of the novels of Henning Mankell, featuring fictional Ystad police inspector Kurt Wallander.

Get in

By Plane

Malmö (Sturup) airport (IATA MMX) is 30 minutes drive away. Copenhagen (Kastrup) airport (IATA CPH) is 1 hours drive.

By Train

Local train ("pågatåg") from Malmö, Skånetrafiken [2].

Direct train (IC Bornholm) from Copenhagen, DSB [3].

By Ferry

Bornholmstrafikken [4] from Rønne, Denmark.

Polferries [5] from Świnoujście, Poland.

Get around



  • S:ta Maria church (13th century)
  • S:t Petri church and monastery
  • Ales stenar in Kåseberga 17 km east of Ystad


Walk through the old part of the city and enjoy the old half-timbered houses.

During summer, enjoy a walk by the beach (east of the town). Stop by and grab a beer or ice cream at "Fritidsbaren" and get a good view of the ocean.

Every other year, Ystad hosts a Tattoo, a must-see if you are interested in music. See the website [6] for more information.


  • Handicraft




  • Hotell Bäckagården [7]
  • Hotell Continental [8]
  • Hotell Prins Carl [9]
  • Hotell Anno 1793 Sekelgården [10]
  • Hotell Tornväktaren [11]
  • Ystads Saltsjöbad [12]
  • Ystad Spa & Konferenshotell [13]
  • Rapsbollen b&b, Peppingevägen 260 (5 min north of Kåseberga), +46 411 526629, [14]. checkin: after 3 pm; checkout: noon. Wellknown, cosy bed&breakfast north of Kåseberga and 15 min east of Ystad. Price per room includes breakfast, bed linnen, towels and 30 min qigong each morning before breakfast. Small café and art gallery. Bicycles for hire. Close to the sea and white sand beaches. 695-1095. (14°04'15O,55°24'38N)


Ystad Tourist Information Office, S:t Knuts Torg, 271 42 Ystad, Tel: +46-411-57 76 81

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