Ystad  is a small but charming city in Scania, part of southern Sweden. Perfect as a base for exploring southern Sweden. It hosts a number of festivals and has a decent art museum, a number of other museums and attractions. It is situated on the south coast of Scania with good beaches west and 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. There are regular Wallander tours in several languages, and even free showings of films in the main square (Stortorget).
Malmö (Sturup) airport (IATA MMX) is 30 minutes drive away. Copenhagen (Kastrup) airport (IATA CPH) is 1 hours drive.
Walk. Everything is easily accessible on foot.
Walk through the old part of the city and enjoy the old half-timbered houses. In the evening eat and drink on the main square or shopping streets, and enjoy the comings and goings of the volunteer fire brigade in their antique vehicles.
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  for more information. There's also a Jazz festival in August.
See Bryggeriet above, with its own brewery
Ystad Tourist Information Office, S:t Knuts Torg, 271 42 Ystad, Tel: +46-411-57 76 81