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Fans of crime thrillers most likely know the name Henning Mankell (1948-2015), author of the best-selling Inspector Wallander series. The books are set in the small, seemingly peaceful town of Ystad. The gloomy inspector paces its medieval streets, solving gruesome murders through his meticulous police work…but at a cost to his personal life, which is slowly and painfully disintegrating. Cineteket film museum runs guided tours (by appointment; adult/child 120/70kr) of the adjoining Ystad Studios, from May to September.

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1. Per Helsas Gård

0.67 MILES

Housed in one of Ystad’s most iconic (and magnificent) half-timbered buildings, dating from the 1500s and set around a courtyard. The central cobbles here…

3. Ystads Konstmuseum

0.82 MILES

Included in the same ticket as Klostret i Ystad is the Ystads Konstmuseum with its savvy collection of southern Swedish and Danish art, including works by…

4. Charlotte Berlins Museum

0.83 MILES

For fetching interiors, pop into Charlotte Berlins Museum housed in a late-19th-century, middle-class abode.

5. Klostret i Ystad

0.94 MILES

Klostret i Ystad, in the Middle Ages Franciscan monastery of Gråbrödraklostret, features local textiles and silverware. The monastery includes the 13th…

6. Sankta Maria Kyrka

0.99 MILES

Among the church's highlights are a fabulously ornate 17th-century baroque pulpit, an elaborate pipe organ, chandeliers and excellent acoustics. It's from…

7. Latinskolan

1.02 MILES

Latinskolan, next to Sankta Maria Kyrka, is a late-15th-century brick building and the oldest preserved school in Scandinavia.

8. Ales Stenar

8.94 MILES

One of Skåne's most intriguing and remote attractions, this place has all the mystery of England's Stonehenge without the commercialism. It's Sweden's…