Situated in Skåne County on the south coast, Ystad, Scania, Sweden, is home to approximately eighteen thousand inhabitants. The town is particularly renowned for its beautiful, half-timbered houses. Getting to Ystad is quite easy. The nearest airport is the Malmö Airport, also known as Sturup Airport. A train connection from Malmö is the easiest option, but there are also train services from Copenhagen. All the services run several times daily. Due to the location on the coast, the winter in Ystad is mild compared to many other parts in Sweden. In summer, the maximum daily temperature is usually about twenty degrees. Shorter heat waves with temperatures around thirty degrees can also occur. In addition, rain showers are quite common in summer, whereas during the rest of year longer periods of rain are possible.
There are several holiday apartments, guesthouse, and hostels in Ystad, Scania, Sweden. The hostels in
Ystad, Scania, Sweden don't support the major booking systems, so you have to use the local Swedish booking system or ask via email. The quality of the accommodations is good, though. Generally, the peak season is summer, so popular places can be booked out -- keep that in mind when you plan your trip and try to book the
Ystad, Scania, Sweden hostels in advance.
Outdoor enthusiasts love the opportunity to walk along the endless beaches and in the forests. A forty-kilometer-long stretch of coast with sandy beaches and walking trails offers a great opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Other sports such as biking and fishing are very popular too, particularly in the summer months. If you like history and culture, you can visit several points of interest in and around the town. The church St. Mary (in Swedish, Sankta Maria), was built in a Brick Gothic style. It is the main church of the town and the first church on the site was erected during the thirteenth century. The abbey church in Ystad was established in the thirteenth century and is one of the most well-preserved Medieval friaries in Sweden. It also contains several gardens and a museum, which shows the cultural history of Ystad. The famous and worth-seeing Ale's Stones (in Swedish, Ales stenar), are a remarkable megalithic monument with fifty-nine stones from the Iron Age. It has also the nickname “Swedish Stonehenge.”
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