Thursday 18th September 2014 All photos by Hetty
We caught the train from Copenhagen airport across the Oresund Bridge to Sweden.
The Ystad tourist office has a leaflet – A historical walk through Ystad
Information about Ystad
For map of our walk click here Distance 4.2 miles Walk time 3 hours 20 mins
Ystad is now famous for fictional police detective Kurt Wallander, but originated as a Danish fishing settlement early in the 12th century, and became Swedish in 1658.
Hotel Continental 1829. The square in front was used in the 17th century to hold oxen before loading them onto ships
Ystad’s theatre, originated in 1894
Cannon found in the harbour
Norra Promenaden – early 19th park
Anglahuset is the town’s most ornate half-timbered building – mid 16th century – with decorative brickwork….
…. garlands and angelic faces
16th century Brahehurset
S:ta Maria Kyrka (St Mary’s Church) c.1200 with tower rebuilt 1706
Altar 15th centuryLatinskolan – first college in Ystad, with 16th century blind tracery
Backahasten sculpture 1928Apoteksgargen
Garvarehuset 18th century
Klostret – a monastery, established 1267 (when it was a Danish town), was part demolished at the reformation in 1532, the eastern wing was a hospital until 1777, then a distillery, then grain store. It was bought by the town in 1876 and restored 1909-1912. The Abbey was a church until 1960 and now is a museum.
The monastery pond
Per Halsas Gard is a complete block of half-timbered houses
with a cobbled stone courtyard
Train and bus station together, by the harbour
Next – Malmo
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