Ystad

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Both picture-perfect and film-worthy, this town has a large base for the film industry. Build an appreciation for Scandinavian movies as you see it for yourself.

Ystad is about as far south as you can go in Sweden. Cobbled streets and quaint buildings enhance its seaport charm. When you visit Ystad, you might hear the town referred to as Wallander Country because this has been the location of filming for Henning Mankell’s Wallander detective series. Look for signs of the show throughout the town, including Ystad Studios Visitor Center, Scandinavia’s largest filmmaking location.

Beyond filmmaking, the town offers much more, capitalizing on the milder climate, with 25 miles (40 kilometers) of sandy beaches. Stroll through the picturesque historic town and you’re sure to come upon St. Knut’s Square with its gothic Hansa-style buildings. Look nearby for the 13th-century Church of the Virgin Mary, or Mariakyrkan. Here, in a tradition that dates from the 18th century, the tower watchman blows a nightly horn every 15 minutes to let townspeople know they’re safe.

Another religious building in town is the 13th-century Greyfriars Abbey, one of the best-preserved monasteries in Sweden. Visit the museum in the building for a comprehensive documentation of the town’s history. Stop at the tourist bureau located in the art museum.

The old brick and half-timbered buildings should be enough proof of the town’s age, but there is an even older area. Travel 11 miles (18 kilometers) outside of town to Ales Stenar, a stone henge erected 1,400 years ago over what could be a burial site for an ancient king or leader.

This part of Sweden belonged to Denmark until the 17th century. Ystad’s Per Helsas Gard reflects those earlier times with a magnificent restoration of the town’s older buildings, with rose bushes and vines everywhere.

Visit Ystad, where you don’t have to be a Wallander fan to appreciate the charm of this historic town.

Beach House Ystad
Beach House Ystad
2 out of 5
Fritidsvägen 9, Ystad
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $41 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Nestled on the beach, this Ystad hostel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Ystad Harbor, Charlotte Berlins Museum, and Stortorget. Ystad Theatre and Klostret i Ystad are ...
2.7/5 (46 reviews)
"Fantastiskt läge vid stranden."

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Beach House Ystad
Fritiden Hotell & Kongress
Fritiden Hotell & Kongress
3.5 out of 5
19 Österleden, Ystad, Skåne län
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $157 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in the heart of Ystad, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Charlotte Berlins Museum, Ystad Harbor, and Stortorget. Ystad Theatre and Klostret i ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (120 reviews)
Trevlig vistelse på ett fräsch hotell
"Ett trevligt och modernt hotell, fräscht och fint. Vi fick först ett rum där wifi inte fungerade och det gick inte att skruva ner värmen, 21 grader är lite för varmt för mig att sova i (fönsterna går ej att öppna). Tjejen i receptionen var urgullig och förstod problemet, vi fick byta rum. Det är ..."

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Fritiden Hotell & Kongress
Anno 1793 Sekelgården Hotel
Anno 1793 Sekelgården Hotel
3 out of 5
Långgatan 18, Ystad
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $104 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in the heart of Ystad, this hotel is steps from Ystad Theatre, St Maria Kyrka, and Stortorget. Klostret i Ystad and Charlotte Berlins Museum are also ...
4.1/5Very Good! (707 reviews)
Väldigt bra.
"Bra läge. Bra frukost."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Anno 1793 Sekelgården Hotel
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Cosy little guest house in Ystad
Cosy little guest house in Ystad
Ystad, Skåne County
This family-friendly Ystad vacation home is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Klostret i Ystad, Ystad Theatre, and St Maria Kyrka. Charlotte Berlins ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (18 reviews)
Lovely cozy cottage
"It was a great place to hang-out and enjoy Ystad. Comfortable and quiet."

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Cosy little guest house in Ystad
Ystad Holiday Houses
Ystad Holiday Houses
Fritidsvägen 1, Ystad
Situated in Ystad, this cabin is within 2 mi (3 km) of Charlotte Berlins Museum, Ystad Harbor, and Stortorget. Ystad Theatre and St Maria Kyrka are also within ...
Ystad Holiday Houses
Unique living in stable
Unique living in stable
Ystad, Skåne County
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Mossbystrand Beach, Ystad Theatre, and St Maria Kyrka. Abbekas Golf ...
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Relaxation in Sweden
"Lotta’s Property is an oasis. Surrounded by beautiful fields, the stable is clean, well appointed and unbelievably relaxing. A family of 6 was perfectly comfortable and Lotta was an excellent host. There is lots to do in the area in Ystad and other nearby quaint towns and villages. Highly recommend ..."

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Unique living in stable
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