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A cultural-historical journey along Gamla Lundavägen.

Feel the breath of history on Gamla Lundavägen, north-west of Ystad. Here you can follow the same winding road as the powerful archbishops and noblemen of the Middle Ages. You will navigate the same bends as the soldiers of Carolus XI did on their way to Europe, as well as generations of peasants, craftsmen, day labourers and school children. Here you can decipher the rune stones raised along the road more than a thousand years ago, and gaze out across the grandiose landscape and the open horizon.

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Ancient fabrics, bodices set with silver and lace made in heaven...

An excursion to the heart of the textile history of Skåne

Few places in the world hold textile traditions as ancient as those of Österlen. Open the arching chest lids painted with roses and be amazed by the stacks of fabrics and sumptuously embroidered clothes with broad lacework in lingering renaissance style!

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Österlen map

For the love of small museums

Welcome to Southern Sweden and Ystad-Österlen. Here, there is something for everyone 365 days a year. Who said the summer is the best time for an outing? When the wind sweeps across Österlen and the sea is spuming with geese, that is a wonderful time to curl up in a blanket before a crackling open fire. Enjoy beautiful surroundings and draw energy from long walks and interesting cultural visits.

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Medieval Castles

A medieval castle: what springs to mind? Tall towers adorned with pennants, thick, crenellated walls with brave knights behind their escutcheons? Strongholds for bold men like Valiant, Arn and Arthur, or wicked nests for dark forces like Katla and Dracula?

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The Coast

Travel along our beautiful coast

The coast of Österlen stretching about 70 kilometres has always been formed by seafaring. Strategically, the coast is well situated for trade as it is close to the European continent. The Baltic Sea is not a large sea but still awesome and history has proven it to be a dangerous sea, at least until modern sea navigation technology was available.

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The Trail of Tales

Welcome to our journey to the visible and invisible worlds of Österlen!

Just like everyone has their own story, so does every place. The names on the map recall a landscape besouled by memories and tales. Many stories are tied to people and specific events. Others arose in the borderland between fantasy and reality – they come from the time when nature was still magical.

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