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A door is half opened. It has 'K Wallander' written on it.
The home of Kurt Wallander in Ystad, Skåne
The home of Kurt Wallander in Ystad, Skåne.
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Wallander’s Ystad

Inspector Wallander has made Ystad famous around the world.

Ystad really is as attractive as it is portrayed in the films and television series, with its medieval, pastel-coloured half-timbered houses on cobblestone streets and sun-dappled squares.

The town also has a fascinating history, top-class museums and art galleries, 40 km of sandy beaches and gorgeous rolling Skåne countryside on its doorstep.  Some seaside towns have it all. 

Visit Ystad Studios, Scandinavia's largest film studio is situated in Ystad. If you take one of the Wallander guided tours you get to see most of the town and its mostly historic attractions. If you don’t, the big ones are St Knut’s square, the 12th century Grey Friar’s monastery and adjacent Saint Petri church and museum. There are lots of good cafés and restaurants in Ystad and no, you don’t have to live on pizza and hamburgers, like inspector Wallander does.

Ystad is part of the beautiful region of Skåne in southern Sweden and the perfect base from which to discover its culture, traditions, historic sites and vibrant towns, cities and nature. When you want to rest your feet from a day of Wallander tours why not check into Ystad Saltsjöbad and relax in their spa?