Welcome to Österlen/Ystad
It is said the sky is a little closer in Österlen. The sky and the sea blend together to form a sort of celestial sea. Maybe it is this celestial sea, which makes the light so special and attracts so many to live and work here in Southeast Skåne. The location, is certainly another reason. Ystad, the region’s hub in terms of communications and the charming medieval city attracts many visitors whom wants to follow in the footsteps of the fictional detective Kurt Wallander. Österlen is slow paced which is perfect for private relaxation, but many companies also choose to conduct their meetings here in the quiet conference environments. The destination is marked by a rich cultural life and offers many nature experiences. Do not miss the wonderful beaches that are waiting for all of us who enjoy to go barefoot. A warm welcome to visit us in the region of light!
Ystad Simrishamn Tomelilla
Sydsvenska Dagbladet www.sydsvenskan.se
Ystads Allehanda www.ystadsallehanda.se
VisitÖsterlen Tourist Bureau +46 414-20410 email@example.com www.visitosterlen.se
Ystad 411Simrishamn 414Tomelilla 417
Welcome to Österlen/Ystad
It is said the sky is a little closer in Österlen. The sky and the sea blend together to form a sort of celestial sea. Maybe it is this celestial sea, which makes the light so special and attracts so many to live and work here in Southeast Skåne. The location, is certainly another reason. Ystad, the region's hub in terms of communications and the charming medieval city attracts many visitors whom wants to follow in the footsteps of the fictional detective Kurt Wallander. Österlen is slow paced which is perfect for private relaxation, but many companies also choose to conduct their meetings here in the quiet conference environments. The destination is marked by a rich cultural life and offers many nature experiences. Do not miss the wonderful beaches that are waiting for all of us who enjoy to go barefoot. A warm welcome to visit us in the region of light!
See & Do
Agriculture is one of the strongest industries in the area due to the mild and humid climate and combined with the fertile soil. Other important industries are fishing and tourism. The tourist season starts slowly with the antique fair in Brösarp during the early spring. Then, the season takes off when Konstrundan (Art Show) starts during Easter. People come from far and wide to visit the craftsmen, artists and designers in their studios. We have five golf courses in Tomelilla, Stiby, Ystad and two in Vik. Gardening, Health / SPA, cycling, horseback riding, culture, food and nature experiences are just some of the other popular tourist activities.Harvest Celebrations and markets are traditionally celebrated and good food and drinks have become the area's trademark. The Scanian culinary traditions, combined with a creative crossover cuisine and the locally grown products are a chefs delight, and creates an unforgettable unique culinary experience . Enjoy a picnic on the beach or dinner at one of the gourmet restaurant's - it is just to pick. During the Matrundan (A culinary adventure) in May, the area offers food, accommodation and activities in culinary tourism. Normally, in the middle of May the fruit trees are in bloom and is a wonderful experience, especially in the Kivik area.The countryside has many farms and businesses where you can find handmade and unique products. Many combine their store operations with a gallery or a café. In Tomelillam, there is a low-priced department store called Bo Ohlsson. In Tomelilla, Simrishamn and Ystad there are many fine shops, cafes and restaurants and you can stroll around and enjoy a pleasant small town's atmosphere. Every Saturday there is a large flea market located next to the cemetery in Simrishamn. Check the newspapers for more information on the flea markets - the flea market tradition is an important part of the area's shopping culture.Renting a cottage is popular and several campsites have great locations which also makes camping in the area very popular. Or, if you would prefer to crawl into a warm bed there are many castles, hotels, bed and breakfast's or hostels to choose from in the area.Geographically, Österlen goes around the southeast on highway 19 between Brösarp in the north and down to Ystad in the south, which either in whole or part collectively includes the municipalities of Ystad, Tomelilla and Simrishamn. The part of Ystad municipality is an area called Österlen / Ystad. Enough said about borders, it's you, the guest whom decides what is Österlen and Ystad - geographically, but above all - in terms of content.
See and Do
Gyllebosjön (Lake Gyllebosjön)
(East Vemmerlöv / Gyllebo) Bathing area with a sandy beach and pier (diving tower). Here you can enjoy a sauna and also fine walking trails which go around the lake and has beautiful beech forests.
(Nybrostrand) Here you can bathe in heated sea water. One mile east of Ystad and 100 meters from the sea. A 25 meter pool with trampoline and water slide. Sauna is available.
S:t Olofsbadet (Bathing)
(S:t Olof)A small pool, which is often high temperate. There is a kiosk and fine grassy areas for sunbathing.
Borrby Beach, Kyhls Beach, Mälarhusens Beach, Knäbäckshusens Beach, Havängs Beach, Sandhammarens Beach, Rörums Beach, Löderups Beach. Which one would you like to visit today?
(Simrishamn)A few hundred meters north of Simrishamn you will find Tobisviksbadets pool. There is a children's pool and paddling pool for the tots. Trampoline, sauna and kiosk. Mini Golf.
(Central Tomelilla)A 25-meter pool with diving tower. There is also a kiosk, sauna, mini golf and camping.
Family Activitieswww.stibygolf.se www.tomelillagolfklubb.com www.ystadgk.se www.konsthantverksgruppenkaos.se www.tomelillamk.com www.appletshus.se www.kiviksmusteri.se www.upplysningstiden.se
Children's Day is celebrated annually and is a weekend arrangement in late May at Tosselilla Amusement Park. www.tosselilla.se
A rail-cycle in Fyledalen where you can pedal along an old railway (no longer in operation) and enjoy the beautiful landscape. www.dressin.se
Thanks to the mild climate, there are times when we can play golf year round. We have five courses: Lilla Vik and Djupadal at Österlens Golf Club, Tomelilla Golf Club, Stiby Golf Club and Ystad Golf Club. www.osterlensgk.com
Jazz Under The Stars
Wednesday evenings in July, you can enjoy Jazz Under The Stars at Brantevik. Food and coffee are served but you may want to have your picnic, blanket and enjoy the summer evening. www.jazzbrantevik.se
The Classic of all Swedish markets. More than 100,000 people visit annually during this three day market in mid-July. www.kiviksmarknad.com
Konstrundan Österlen (Art Show)
The original of all art shows, where artists, designers and craftspeople open up their studios. Konstrundan Österlen is arranged annually around Easter by the association ÖSKG and KAOS is another association focusing on crafts. www.oskg.nu
Matrundan Österlen (Culinary Event)
Over thirty of the area's businesses participate in this culinary tourism event by offering herb tours, lectures, cooking courses, drink tests and other tasty experiences relating to food and drink. www.matrundan.se
The Apple Market/Apple House/Kiviks Musteri (Apple Juice Mill)
During the apple market, you can relax with entertainment and see the annual apple billboard made of about 35,000 apples. At the Apple House you learn all about apple history, planting and harvesting. There is also Kiviks Musteri (Apple Juice Mill) and store offering a wide assortment of juice. www.applemarknaden.se
The Österlen Lyser /Upplysningstiden (Lighting Event)
Österlen calls for a little extra light during a weekend in November. The villages light up candles and have additional lights during this dark autumn night and offer large and small events throughout the area. www.osterlenlyser.com
Tosselilla (Amusement Park)/Svampabanan (Racing Track)
Tosselilla is Skånes Amusement Park and located just outside of Tomelilla. Here, children can play in the pools, enjoy the water slides, other rides and the Tarzan Forest. There are restaurants in the area. The adjacent Svampabanan arranges rally cross and motocross competitions. www.tosselilla.se
The zoo has animals from all continents. A terrarium with snakes, lizards and monkeys. Pony riding and café. There is also a pool and a playground. www.ystaddjurpark.se
Trolling and sea fishing attracts many enthusiasts to the coast. Cod, salmon, trout and eel are the most common catches along the coast and sea. On the islands the trout, pike and perch await their fate. In Lake Gyllebosjön the nibbles can be from perch, pike perch, eel and even carp. The Tjörnedaladammarna ponds are located just north of Simrishamn and offers fly fishing. Do not forget to buy a fishing license!
Autoseum (Auto Museum)
Österlen motor and technology museum has about forty cars, thirty motorcycles / mopeds and a few aircraft. There is also a café and restaurant. www.autoseum.se
Hasse & Tage Museum. World's smallest museum and the world's largest Hasse & Tage Museum. Here are the goodies from Hasse & Tages fantastic career. Do you remember "The egg is loose", "Ronja Robber's Daughter" and "Mr Lindeman"? The museum takes only eight visitors per day, so advance booking is recommended. Cineteket is a film center next to Ystad Studios where the Wallander movies are made. The Cineteket offers an exhibition, shop and cafe - all in the movie characters. www.tomelilla.se/hasseotage
The Monastery in Ystad has different theme-typed exhibitions. Here is a permanent exhibition of silver from 1700 and 1800's. If you are interested in historical buildings, then a walk in Ystads center has parts are filled with historically interesting buildings. www.klostret.ystad.se
Steam Train in Österlen
Here you can take an old-fashioned steam train from the railway museum which goes between Brösarp and St Olof. www.skanskajarnvagar.se
Here you will find most of Österlen's history. Various theme exhibitions. You can buy souvenirs and gifts in the shop. In connection to the museum is a very beautiful and well-managed garden. www.simrishamn.se/museum
Naturewww.osterlenrosor.se www.sparris.se www.tillvaxthuset.se www.weibulls.com
Hilly landscape combined with the open countryside makes the area attractive for many hikers. In late April / May (normally) the flowers called cowslips are in quantities in the area. In this beautiful area, movies such as Astrid Lindgren's "The Brothers Lionheart" were filmed. www.tomelilla.se/turism/seochgora
Around Christinehofs castle are some of Skåne's most beautiful natural areas. Christinehofs Ecopark is always open for visitors. There is a café, shop and exhibition which is open during the tourist season. www.christinehofsekopark.se
During the Tulip Festival, you can see tulips from the 1600s in the Apotekarns garden in Simrishamn. The Asparagus Days can teach you about the spring's first early produce. The Rosfesten (Rose Party) in Simrishamn takes place over a weekend in July. At Weibulls in Hammenhög there is a large garden on display. Tillväxhuset (To The Green House) is an association with various activities related to gardening. www.apotekarns.com
Guided Delicacy Tours
Group walk tours take you through the beautiful and hilly nature surrounding Brösarps Hills. Occasionally during the tour, tables are setup and offer many of the local delicacies. The food served on beautiful china and is led by a knowledgeable guide. www.upplevonjut.se
Stenshuvuds National Park
Sweden's southernmost national park offers great hiking and a 97 meter high viewpoint over the sea and beaches. In "Naturum" is an exhibition describing the park's animal and plant life. www.stenshuvud.se
Verkeåns Nature Reserve
The nature reserve has a wonderful bird life where you can see species such as the Kingfisher, the Dipper, and the Grey Wagtail. The trout swim far upstream. At Hallamölla is Skåne's highest waterfall, which measures more than twenty meters.
Ales Stenar (Stone Ship)
Sweden's best preserved Skeppssättning (Stone Ship) can be found on the hills in Kåseberga with a fantastic view over the Baltic Sea. The 59 stone slabs were erected around 1400 years ago and together they form a 67 meter long fascinating formation. www.raa.se
Backåkra (Historical Residence)
Dag Hammarskjöld abandoned manor attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. Popular Midsummer Celebrations are held here. The manor's long buildings are reserved as summer residence for members of the Swedish Academy. www.ystad.se
Glimmingehus (Medieval Castle)
Scandinavia's most well-preserved medieval castle. It was originally built as representative house for the Danish Knight, Jens Holgersen Ulfstrand, when Skåne belonged to Denmark. Today, the castle is the center for medieval enthusiasts and a popular tourist destination. www.raa.se
Stone coffin and graveyard at Haväng. Built by farmers around 5000 years ago. Skeleton pieces and a hatchet of flint have been found. There is also a small outdoor museum and a wonderful sandy beach. More more than the author and musician Ulf Lundell, have been seduced by the moon over Haväng. www.simrishamn.se
Graveyard in Kivik from the Bronze Age, which is 3.5 meters high and an entire 75 meters in diameter. The grave is more popularly known as "Bredarör." www.raa.se
The church is the oldest building in Ystads from the early 1200s. Here is a wonderful silver collection. The guardians signal sounds between 21.15 and 01.00. The signal has a very long tradition and is a signal that everything is calm in the city - residents can go to bed without concern for intruders. www.ystad.se
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