Posts tagged travel
Posts tagged travel
One of the many advantages of living in Lund is the proximity of Copenhagen and Malmö airport. From here, you can go basically anywhere in Europe for a very affordable price. Here are our favorite destinations:
Amsterdam: Amsterdam is the beautiful capital of the Netherlands and famous for its Grachten, coffee shops and red light district. Like Lund, it is a bicycle city with lots of atmosphere. Get there: with various airlines daily from Copenhagen, from SEK 900 return
Barcelona: Barcelona is one of Spain’s most exciting cities, located directly at the Mediterranean Sea. Must sees are La Rambla, Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. Get there: with Ryanair 3x a week from Malmö, starting end of March, from SEK 900 return or with various airlines daily from Copenhagen, from SEK 1,300 return
Dublin: If you have never been to the Green Island, make sure you go! Experience Dublin for a few days and see Trinity College, Temple Bar and St. Stephen’s Green. Also visit the surrounding sights to experience the “real Ireland”, e.g. Howth, Wicklow Mountains and Malahide Castle. Get there: with various airlines from Copenhagen, from SEK 1,000 return
Edinburgh: Visit the “birth place” of Harry Potter and feel like living in Hogwarts! Places to go are Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile and Arthur’s Seat. Get there: with with KLM 3x a week from Copenhagen, from SEK 1.400 return (Ryanair connection from Malmö to come)
London: London is without a doubt one of the most amazing cities in Europe. There are many must do’s, for example Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square… we can’t name them all. Get there: with Ryanair daily from Malmö, from SEK 250 return or with various airlines daily from Copenhagen from SEK 600 return
Mallorca: If the Swedish weather gets you down, make a short trip to Mallorca and relax under the Spanish sun. Contrary to general prejudices, Mallorca does have beautiful beaches and landscape (outside Palma). Get there: with Ryanair 2x a week from Malmö , stating beginning of May, from SEK 1,500 return or with various airlines daily from Copenhagen, from SEK 2,000 return
Hej travel addicts,
have you ever been to some places in the beautiful area of South Sweden, also called Skåne? No? Then I’m going to tell you now what places are most exciting to see. During the next weeks there will be more towns, which you should definitely visit, once you are here in Sweden.
One of those places is called Ystad. It’s actually famous for its crime series “Wallander”. Inspector Kurt Wallander of the Ystad Police is the main character in a series of detective novels by Henning Mankell. A few years after the first book was published, tourists got curious about how the city Ystad looks in reality. So the city started to become very popular for visits. Today, Kurt Wallander is one of the most famous crime series characters in Sweden. Another author and writer, next to Henning Mankell, is Stieg Larsson. He got famous for its trilogy “Millennium Series”. If you like watching Hollywood movies then you might have heard about “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – this is the first of three independent parts of the trilogy.
Back to the city of Ystad. It’s a small town full of small and edgy streets crowded with interesting shops, boutiques, cafés, bars and restaurants. It is definitely worth it to go there. With the train departing from Lund you can easily reach Ystad’s central station.
The Skåne travel website:
http://www.skanetrafiken.se/Templates/StartPage.aspx?id=16125&epslanguage=EN will help you to find out, which trains you can take and at what times they are leaving. It will approximately take you an hour.
So let’s start with the more female attractive activities – Shopping. Ystad offers a lot of small, decorative shops. From Stortorget the pedestrian street goes to the next of the two main squares here, Österporttorg. Here is the right place and atmosphere to shop. It’s anyway nice to shop in Ystad, cause all the streets look exactly like 250 years ago, of course with a slight modern touch. If you are interested in old architecture, you should give Ystad a try.
In Ystad you will find common commodities and rare things as well. That’s another reason to go to Ystad. The little boutiques are perfect to make a nice and unique catch. At Hamngatan the more exclusive shops are to be found and outside the town shopping centres and small local shops with all kind of things could be found.
In order to not forget the men, I’ll let you know where you can have your typical Swedish beer J There are a lot of restaurants and bars in Ystad, almost in every corner you will find some cosy places to eat and drink. When I travelled to Ystad, I went to a nice restaurant, which is directly located at the beach. This is particularly attractive for warm summer days. The restaurant offers fresh fish and warm dishes. You will find it here:”Havsnära Fiskrökeri” in Segelgatan 17. You can as well check the website: www.havsnara.com.
Ystad refers to the Österlen Region, which is the southeast part of Skåne, as well known for its nice sandy beaches. For a trip in summer, Ystad is definitely a must! Some other attractions or cultural activities so to speak, is for example, a guided tour with stops at all the places, which are shown during the Wallander crime series. For all who enjoy Henning Mankell´s detective stories about chief inspector Kurt Wallander, there is the chance to get on Wallander’s spår (to be on Wallander’s tracks). For this you should contact the Ystad Tourist Office.
Once you decided to visit Ystad, you probably gonna ask youself how to get around in this city. Don’t worry, Ystad is a tiny town. You could easily walk around or why not rent a bike?
Are you ready for Ystad? If you have any questions what else you could do in Ystad, just use our Ask us anything option or post your comments below this post.
Have fun in Ystad!