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.

Anno 1793 Sekelgården Hotel
Anno 1793 Sekelgården Hotel
3 out of 5
Långgatan 18, Ystad, 271 43
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $88 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 17
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Ystad. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a marina. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (908 reviews)
Atmosphere, atmosphere!
"Very cozy and personal - completely different from the big chains. Old-fashioned but comfortable. Friendly staff and a fantastic back yard!"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2022

Fritiden Hotell & Kongress
Fritiden Hotell & Kongress
3.5 out of 5
19 Österleden, Ystad, Skåne län, 271 42
The price is $102 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Ystad. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Ystad Ferry Terminal and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (366 reviews)
"The people are very nice and helpful understanding the needs of the guest"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2022

Ystad Saltsjöbad
Ystad Saltsjöbad
4 out of 5
Saltsjobadsvagen 15, Ystad, 27139
The price is $301 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Ystad. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (383 reviews)
"This is a hotel with a restaurant and SPA, which means there are lots of facilities. Two things really stood out: the breakfast was flawless and the staff were very professional and caring."

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2018

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Cosy little guest house in Ystad
Cosy little guest house in Ystad
Ystad, Skåne län
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Ystad. Enjoy a water park, WiFi, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the WiFi and the bathrooms in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (26 reviews)
Lovely cozy cottage
"It was a great place to hang-out and enjoy Ystad. Comfortable and quiet."

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

2 bedroom accommodation in Ystad
2 bedroom accommodation in Ystad
Ystad, Skåne County
Stay at this apartment in Ystad. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Ystad Harbor and Ystad Ferry Terminal are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Ett mysigt boende. 13 minuter till strand och centrum. Nära mataffär. Ljud från aktiviteter på övervåningen innom visstid. Fin uteplats."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

3 bedroom accommodation in Ystad
3 bedroom accommodation in Ystad
Ystad, Skåne County
Stay at this vacation home in Ystad. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Ystad Harbor and Ystad Ferry Terminal are located nearby. ...
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