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Ystad & Österlen – Southeastern Skåne Unforgettable experiences all year round Southeastern Skåne is a small holiday paradise. From Haväng in the north to Ystad in the south the coastline is more than 800 kilometres long. Glittering ocean and golden sand dunes as far as the eye can see. Here you can find hiking trails that are attractive all year round: Through blossoming apple orchards in springtime, along fields of yellow rape during the summer or in a landscape of changing colours in autumn. The hiking trail Österlenleden, for example, takes you from the coast to the interior of Skåne with its unique flora and fauna as well as its quiet lakes with good possibilities for fishing. The national bicycle route Sydostleden passes several of the area’s cultural heritage sites, beautiful nature reserves and Sweden’s southernmost national park, Stenshuvud. With all due respect to nature, though, accommodation and food is also important! There is a choice broad enough to suit all tastes and budgets. From oceanfront camping with sand between your toes to exclusive hotels with award-winning spas. Every little Bed & Breakfast is unique and reflects the owner’s passion for the area. On the culinary front, there are fine dining, Michelin-starred restaurants and Toscana-style pizzerias with rustic wooden tables and fairy lights at night. As well as raw food cafés for the conscious eater. Ecological and locally produced have long been words of honour and guided food tours are being arranged for those who want to get really close to the producers. The picturesque towns offer small-scale shopping. There are no shopping centres but charming and specialized boutiques. You will find both a variety of exclusive Stetson hats, Portuguese tiles or Moroccan garden tables and articles that have been manufactured by local silversmiths, glassblowers or ceramists – just to mention a few. Southeast Skåne offers year-round activities. From relaxing trolley and canoe tours during the summer to yoga classes and retreats during autumn and winter. From exciting jeep rallies and wakeboard surfing in summertime to New Year dips and raft sauna during the winter. Golf can be played practically the whole year round. Especially delicious food experiences are the Asparagus Days, the Matrundan Food Tour and Skånes Food Festival in May as well as Kivik’s Apple Market and the harvest festivals in September. Go time-travelling and visit cultural heritage sites like Ales Stenar, the medieval castle Glimmingehus, rock carvings from the Bronze Age, Christinehofs castle, the abbey in Ystad and the museum farm Kulturens Östarp. During the Art Tour at Easter, for example, local artists open their studios for visitors, in June there is the Opera Festival at Drakamöllans Gårdshotell and in July it is time for the Jazz Festival in Brantevik, Österlen’s Garden Tour and famous artists at Sövde Amphitheatre, Backafestivalen with music from the whole world, breakfast meetings with inspiring lecturers in Simrishamn and Sillens dag, the Herring’s Day. World-class jazz artists are performing at Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival in August and at All Saints’ Day, the annual light festival Österlen Lyser is celebrated with illuminations so intense that they can probably be seen from airplanes passing by. A wonderful and meditative new tradition that keeps growing every year. We may not forget the active film industry. The popular films about detective Kurt Wallander have put Ystad on the map and you can visit film locations in Ystad and its surroundings on guided Wallander-tours. The town’s film museum Cineteket, situated next to Ystad Studios, gives an insight into the world of films and in the summertime it is definitely possible to end up close to a famous actor “in action”. But first and last we have the fantastic landscape, the gently rolling hills, the swelling sea and the glistening light which are unique to Southeastern Skåne!
Here are some of the highlights to visit in the area! 1. Ales Stones Sweden´s largest preserved stone ship, Kåseberga One of Skåne wonders. Ales stenar is one of Skåne's most popular attractions. Ales stones consists of 59 large boulders, standing in a 67 meters long and 19 meters wide ship-like formation. The stones were erected around 1400 years ago are an impressive sight where sea, earth and sky meet. Ale's Stones is the largest stone ship and one of Skåne's most popular tourist attractions. With its cozy harbor and the famous fish smokehouses are Kåseberge perfect for a relaxing walk. 2. Stenshuvud National Park Stenshuvud is one of the most abundantly varied national parks in Sweden. On a sunny day, the park is the ideal place for an al fresco picnic or a relaxing walk along the walking trail. Visits are free of charge. 3. Sandhammaren dunes and beautiful beach Sandhammaren is a magnificent, famous white sandy beach at the south-eastern tip of Skåne and it’s known as one of the best beaches of Sweden. The long beach stretches several kilometers with white sand and it is easy to walk many meters out in the water before it gets deep. A nature-reserve with hiking paths is located on the land side of the beaches, with a rich animal and bird life. You may even catch a glimpse of a moose or a deer. In Sandhammaren you will also find a kiosk that offers food. 4. Glimmingehus, the best preserved medieval castle in Northern Europe Sandhammaren is a magnificent, famous white sandy beach at the south-eastern tip of Skåne and it’s known as one of the best beaches of Sweden. The long beach stretches several kilometers with white sand and it is easy to walk many meters out in the water before it gets deep. A nature-reserve with hiking paths is located on the land side of the beaches, with a rich animal and bird life. You may even catch a glimpse of a moose or a deer. In Sandhammaren you will also find a kiosk that offers food. 5. Monastery in Ystad, founded in 1267, today the City Museum Franciscan monastery, currently consisting of the Monastery Church and the eastern monastery wing housing Ystad town museum. The monastery was founded in 1267 and is, alongside Vadstena, the best-preserved religious house in Sweden. 6. Kivik Grave, Sweden's largest Bronze Age burial Franciscan monastery, currently consisting of the Monastery Church and the eastern monastery wing housing Ystad town museum. The monastery was founded in 1267 and is, alongside Vadstena, the best-preserved religious house in Sweden. 7. Ystad, a well-preserved medieval city Ystad is a beautiful town with medieval, pastel coloured half timbered houses on cobblestone streets and sun dappled squares. Leap back in time and visit museums with different, sometimes off beat themes, visit the quaint shops and cosy cafés, or jump on a steam train and explore the beautiful countryside 8. Simrishamn, with Sweden´s largest fishing port Simrishamn is a picturesque coastal town in southern Sweden with a rich fishing past. Just like the neighbouring town Ystad, it is first and foremost the buildings and houses that create the towns charming ambiance. The small pastel colored houses and beautiful hand carved doors can be seen in abundance along the cobblestone streets in the older part of town. The typical street view of old town Simrishamn is of houses and planks in pastels lining the street hiding some of the most amazing gardens from curious glances on the other side. 9. Ystad Studios Visitor Center Here you will find a world full of inspirational film environments and things to do. Step straight into built sets, see and try out props and produce your own creations using professional technology with the help of us who work here. Immerse yourself in the world of Mankell's Wallander, have fun in Circus Imago's arena or join a space trip with Pax and the Milky Way once. There is also have a cafe and a shop with film and cinema souvenirs. 10. Kiviks Musteri An experience to savour! When visiting Kiviks Musteri, make sure you allow yourself time to savour everything.There’s so much to experience. For all the senses! More inspiration at https://visitskane.com/index.php/cities-locations/southeast
Ystad and Österlen offer a wide range of unique and enjoyable experiences. Here is a small selection of many things to see and do. Which will be your favourite gems? This is a paradise for the nature lover, with plenty of hiking trails. Here nature is never difficult to access. Just enjoyable. Ystad and Österlen boasts an extensive coastline, which is ideal for all manner of activities by, on or in the water. Why not go on a guided fishing trip by boat and try catching a huge salmon or cod? Step back through history as you enter the well preserved 18th century Christinehof Castle, or experience life as a knight at the mediaeval castle of Glimmingehus. See illuminated rock carvings after nightfall near Simrishamn, find out about the life in the 13th century at The monastery in Ystad or step inside the stone block walls of Sweden´s largest Bronze Age grave in Kivik, Kiviksgraven. The area is family friendly with a good opportunity to do things together. See exciting animals at Ystad Zoo, do some trolley ride, hike at Stenshuvud National park, visit Tomelilla Summerpark with its waterpark, carousels and many other exciting activities. https://visitskane.com/index.php/cities-locations/southeast
Whats on? There are plenty of activities and events that enrich you with both low and high pulse for all your senses. Music, food, theatre, exhibitions and much more. Here you can find a small selection of many events taking place in Ystad and Österlen. The choise is yours. For updates on events and activities, please visit: www2.visitystadosterlen.se/en/events/start
Local flavours to relish! Take a seat in one of our many restaurants, or stop for a break at a café. There’s something to suit every palate and budget, and we’re passionate about both innovation and tradition. In some of the farmshops you can indulge such as the spices at Österlenkryddor, rapeseed oils at Gunnarshög, apple juice at Kiviks Musteri, RörumsRo and PA Frukt, mustard at Petersborgs Gård, tomatoes at Gröna Butiken. A wealth of culinary experiences to take home with you.
Daniel Berlin

Daniel Berlin

The small restaurant Daniel Berlin in Österlen has also been named Culinary Experience of the Year and International Master Class by the highly respected White Guide. This certainly is a gastronomic experience to remember. Daniel Berlin was crowned Rising Star of the Year 2011 by the prestigious White Guide, and has since continued its journey towards the top ranks of Sweden’s culinary scene. In November 2013 it was named Restaurant of the Year. According to the jury, “the refined has become personal, and the personal touch is both unique and highly professional… everything is creative and bold, like Daniel himself”. In 2013 he was ranked number 12 on the International Master Class list, with only 14 of the 800 restaurants assessed making the grade. The newspaper DI Weekend helped to cement his position when it awarded him a maximum score of 25 out of 25. And in spring 2013 he appeared in Kockarnas Krog, a list in which Sweden’s 60 top chefs vote for their favourite restaurants. Using locally produced ingredients from nearby suppliers, Daniel draws inspiration in his seasonal cuisine from the flavours and aromas of both French and Swedish culinary traditions. And the beautiful thing is that the food on your plate has a story behind it: a history drawn from the surroundings of Österlen. Dining at the restaurant, which is named after Daniel himself, is a truly unforgettable experience. But with just 14 covers, early booking is essential. Booking a couple of months ahead is a good idea. The restaurant is not suitable for children. Choose between tasting menus, seasonal menus and lunch menus. Daniel Berlin is located in the small village of Skåne Tranås, about 300 metres west of Route 19 between Kristianstad and Ystad.

Swedish Fika - Coffee drinking is not just an aspect of Swedish culture. Here you can enjoy a coffee among the art and cultural history at galleries, castles, manor houses, or in modern cafés with stylish interiors.
In the area of Ystad & Osterlen there are many small and large farm shops with locally produced delicacies, home furnishing stores, craft shops and studios where you can find fantastic handmade and unique products. There are both old and new, traditional and modern. Here is something for all tastes. For more information visit: www.visitystadosterlen.se/en/do
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