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Ystad Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 92 photos
Ystad is often seen as Sweden's southernmost town, although this is in fact neighbouring Trelleborg. Nevertheless, this town is far from the highlands and archipelagos of upland Sweden and it will remind you more of a quaint little Danish (as it once was) or German town. It has more than 300 half timbered houses which give it an idyllic atmosphere and many of the houses are today hotels and restaurants and very much alive rather than museums. There are also little smugglers alleys where the colourful cottages are today very expensive. Outside the town centre is the long beach with its pine forest planted to stop the sand flight and its Mediterranean looking spa hotels.
But Ystad also has another side to it as one of the gateways to Sweden and the sound of ferries coming and going is always present. This means that in summer, the town is very lively and booking your accommodation is a must, especially as Ystad is also the gateway to the scenic Österlen area.
- Pros:picturesque, excellent transport
- Cons:too far for me to commute :-)))
- In a nutshell:Cosy and scenic transport hub
Trains leave frequently from Malmö and Simrishamn for Ystad. There are also direct trains from Copenhagen to match the... more travel advice
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