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- Mystic stones from Ales Stenar
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In the very south of Sweden lies the province of Skåne. Since 1997, when the areas of Malmöhust and Kristianstads Iän were combined to form Skåne Province, the region has been divided into 33 municipalities. It used to be the home of the Vikings. Even today you can find traces of this impressive people in Skåne. On just 2.5 percent of Sweden's land area, varied landscapes, lively cities and a multitude of leisure activities alternate.A holiday apartment in Skånes towns
Sweden's cities combine traditional architecture with contemporary design. Half-timbered houses and medieval buildings have a lot to offer in southern Sweden. But the Swedes are also known for their extraordinary designs. In the alleys of towns such as Lund, you will discover numerous handicraft and modern art shops. You can also discover culinary delights in Malmö and other cities. A multicultural mix of restaurants offers the right restaurant for every palate.A vacation rental in the middle of nature
In Skåne you can enjoy the diversity of the Scandinavian landscape. There are numerous beaches along the coast for sunbathing, swimming and water sports. But also rough cliffs line the coast. Inland, the area is characterised by rolling hills and wide plains. The scenery is interrupted by the rich green forests of Sweden. A vacation rental in Skåne is suitable for those seeking peace and quiet as well as for active holidaymakers.
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The Skåne region is a paradise for hikers. The Skåneleden long-distance hiking trail runs for a thousand kilometres through the countryside of the region. Past lonely beaches you hike through areas with lush flora and fauna. They cross nature reserves and fishing villages as well as large cities. But Skåne also has a lot to offer for cyclists. Especially the northwest of the region is popular with cyclists. Here you will find flat coastal stretches for a relaxed tour as well as the challenging Hallandsåsen mountain range.Family holidays on the south coast of Sweden
Spacious white beaches invite families to visit the coast of Sweden. The numerous lakes in the Skåne region are also ideal for a family holiday. Whether fishing, swimming or kayaking, the possibilities are endless. Family-friendly excursions take you to the Viking town of Foteviken. Here families can immerse themselves in the world of the Vikings. You can experience wild animals in the various zoos of the region. Another highlight is the oldest folk park in the world, the Folkets Park in Malmö. In addition to a fun fair in summer, families will find great playgrounds and even a terrarium there.
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Scandinavian flair and historic buildings can be found in Malmö's old town, the Gamla Staden. The district is idyllically bordered by canals on three sides. Inside the quarter you will find squares, some of which date back to the Middle Ages. The town hall with its cosy Ratskeller is located on the Stortrget square. Directly behind it is the church Sankt Petri from the 14th century. The nightlife pulsates at Lilla torg. The Form- und Designzentrum is also located here, where you will find exhibits ranging from handicrafts to industrial design.Hiking in Wallander's footsteps
Author Henning Mankell is to be thanked for the fact that we immediately connect the Skåne region with the popular Commissioner Wallander. After all, the Commissioner's home town, Ystad, is in south-east Skåne. The Österlenleden hiking trail also starts here. On the hiking routes of the trail you will encounter numerous places and landscapes that you already know from the crime novels of Mankell.Ales Stones
On a hill on the south coast of Skåne, the 59 stones of Ales Stenar stand out from the blue horizon. The 'Swedish Stonehenge' is approximately 70 × 20 metres in size. The stones arranged in a targeted manner form the shape of a ship. The complex was probably built around 600 AD. Whether Ales Steinen is a tomb or a solar calendar has not been completely clarified until today.Play golf in Skåne
Not even an hour's drive separates the most beautiful golf courses in Sweden. Like most golf courses in Sweden, these are located in the Skåne region. Starting from a holiday apartment in Malmö you can reach all the places within 60 minutes. On the Falsterbo Peninsula you will find the courses of the Falsterbo Golf Club. The PGA of Sweden National, the country's management forge, is a place of sporting activity.
The American television series The Brige and the film Ronja Räubertochter have one thing in common. Both were shot in Skåne.
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In the south of Sweden there is a very mild climate all year round. The ideal travel time is from May to September. The days in Skåne are very long in summer. You can count on 17 hours of daylight in Malmö in midsummer. In July the average temperature reaches about 20 degrees, but also days with up to 30 degrees are possible.Special events
Solid pagan origin is of great importance in Sweden. One of the most important is Midsommar. This festival is traditionally celebrated on the weekend closest to 21 June. Midsummer is the longest day of the year in Sweden. The festival originated from the solstice celebrations. Similar to the German maypole, one sets up a midsummer pole at Midsommar. This is decorated with the green of a birch tree.