Ystad attractions

Top Choice Museum in Ystad


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 insp…
Top Choice Museum in Ystad

Klostret i Ystad

Klostret i Ystad, in the Middle Ages Franciscan monastery of Gråbrödraklostret, features local textiles and silverware. The monastery includes the 13th-century deconsecrated Sankt Petri Kyrkan (now used for art exhi…
Top Choice Church in Ystad

Sankta Maria Kyrka

Among the church's highlights are a fabulously ornate 17th-century baroque pulpit, an elaborate pipe organ, chandeliers and excellent acoustics. It's from the church's clock tower that the town's nightwatchman famou…
Museum in Ystad

Ystads Konstmuseum

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 the great Per Kirkeby.
Arts Centre in Ystad

Per Helsas Gård

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 are flanked by craft workshops, art galleries and a cafe.
Museum in Ystad

Charlotte Berlins Museum

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


Scandinavia’s oldest half-timbered house, dating from 1480.
Historic Building in Ystad


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