Popular Accommodations in Ystad
Highlights in Ystad
- Miles of sandy beaches
- Hiking in the nature reserve
- Ystad Monastery
- Ystad Art Museum
- Medieval Festival at Bjersjöholm Castle
Most popular in Ystad
Vacation rentals in Ystad
In the small half-timbered town of Ystad there are some comfortable holiday apartments located in the middle of the old town. From such a holiday domicile you have it also not far to the beautiful sandy beach. In addition, vacation rentals located a little outside offer a lot of peace and privacy for a relaxing holiday.A vacation rental for the whole family
Most vacation rentals in Ystad do not only have a garden, but also a large veranda from which you can enjoy the unique view of the coast. A barbecue in the garden makes the summer evenings a party. Inside your vacation rental you will sometimes find a fireplace and a sauna. If you would like to take your dog with you on holiday, we recommend that you consult the landlord beforehand.
Vacation in Ystad
Location and orientation
The town of Ystad is located in Sweden, in the province of Skåne län, and is considered the capital of this municipality. The urban area stretches along the Järavall on the coast, a ridge of land made of gravel and stones that extends as far as Falsterbohin and Trelleborg. In addition to the classic car and train connections, you can also reach the city by ferry from the Danish island of Bornholmaus or from Swinemünde in Poland.
Travelers and Activities
Along the coast, as well as directly in front of the city of Ystad, there are several kilometres of sandy beaches that invite you to sunbathe, swim and build sand castles. The Ystad Sandskog is not only one of the most popular beaches in the region, but is also within walking distance of your centrally located holiday home. Other beautiful beaches are Svarte, Löderup and Sandhammaren.Explore the region by hiking and walking
The Hagestad Nature Reserve is the perfect place to do outdoor activities. The nature reserve includes the impressive dune landscape near Sandhammaren as well as the Snogeholm forest area. There, as well as in the hiking area around Ellestadholm and Krageholm, you will find well-marked hiking trails, barbecue areas and cabins with toilets.
Ystad is best known for the crime novels by Henning Mankell. The film adaptations of the novels with the main protagonist Commissioner Kurt Wallander were also filmed here at the original locations. Interested parties can visit these places and the film studio in Ystad.
Top 3 travel tips
Visit the Ystad Monastery in the north of the city centre, which now houses a museum. The original four-winged complex of the monastery was built in 1267. In the 18th century the building was used as a state distillery and granary. Today you can visit the museum, which deals with the city and church history, as well as a library.2nd Regional Art History in the Museum
The Ystad Art Museum houses a wonderful collection of Danish and southern Swedish works from the 20th and 21st centuries, such as works by Karin Mamma Andersson and Lisa Strömbeck. There are also many photographs, such as a daguerreotype from 1845 and an exhibition of Swedish art from 1975 and 1985.3. Experience history up close
Every year in mid-July, a great medieval spectacle takes place at Bjersjöholm Castle, not far from Ystad. On the occasion of the festival you can marvel at jugglers, knight games and craftsmen and taste culinary delicacies from days long gone. The castle dates from the late 15th century and has been extensively renovated.