Why you should visit Ystad.


If you go as south as you can in Sweden, then you will reach one of the most beautiful cities in the country; Ystad. I was incredibly lucky to have the chance of growing up here in this wonderful city, and I can’t help to miss it wherever I might go. There is everything you can imagine, from beautiful white beaches to large green forests.


Ystad is not a big city with its 30.000 inhabitants, but it is in the summertime the city truly flourishes. Tourists from all over the world come here to see its beautiful beaches and the rich culture it provides. A well-known establishment is Ystad Saltsjöbad, which is a hotel and spa located on the beach. The idea of the hotel originated in 1896 and the main building was built in 1927. The hotel has been awarded a lot of times, including “Best Luxury Hotel Spa” in 2015. On the most beautiful coast of Skåne you will find Ystad, and just by the beach you will find Ystads Saltsjöbad – a hotel-, spa- and a conference building that has existed for 117 years. Our main goal is to fill your experience with added value and hopefully to meet your expectations. A hotel, close to Malmö, Copenhagen and Österlen, full with experiences that makes your staying exciting and gives the word spa and conference a new meaning.


The city dates back to the 11th century and the town is known for becoming a busy ferry port and for its attraction to tourists. Ystad is also famous for its old houses that are well preserved thanks to the Preservation of Antiquities Association. Some of the most well-known old buildings in Ystad includes Brahehuset (The House of Brahe), Anglahuset (The Angel House) and Siriushuset (The House of Sirius). Both Brahehuset and Anglahuset are apartments today, while Siriushuset is home to Ystads Freemason Organisation. It so happens to be that I live in the former mentioned house.


It’s home for the popular fictional character Kurt Wallander written by Henning Mankell, which has been made into several movies and tv-series. For those who live here, the fact that you can see your house or someplace you regularly visit is surreal, but very cool.



Ystad is genuinely an incredible town, both for its inhabitants and for its tourists. It really brings a feeling of home and warmth, and I bet that you will love it.


Amanda Örnebring

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