Top things to do in Ystad

Top Choice European in Ystad

Sandskogens Värdshus

Under the tutelage of one of Sweden's most highly regarded chefs, Daniel Müllern, this restaurant serves up exquisite five-course dinners served in an historic mansion (where you can also stay if you choose). The re…
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…
International in Ystad

Store Thor

Described as one of Ystad’s best restaurants by Kurt Wallander in the movie Täckmanteln, Store Thor occupies the monastic arched cellar of the old town hall (1572). Nibble on such tapas as jalapeño peppers with chee…
Cafe in Ystad

Host Morten

Plunge into that Henning Mankell novel at this fabulous cafe – serving light meals such as filled baked potatoes, focaccias and piled-high salads – or pluck a book from one of the shelves and plan to stay awhile. In…
Swedish in Ystad


Unique Bryggeriet is a relaxed meat-leaning restaurant-pub in an old brewery. The courtyard is an excellent spot to linger over a well-cooked meal and Ystad Färsköl, a beer brewed on the premises. The chocolate truf…
European in Ystad


A brick-clad dining space combined with subtle lighting creates a soothing rustic ambience for enjoying mainly meat and fish dishes, including classics such as steak tartare and a gut-busting mixed grill. There’s te…
Bistro in Ystad

Bröderna M

Relaxed and contemporary, Bröderna M serves up Ystad’s best pizza, ranging from classic margheritas to thin-crust topped with prosciutto, rocket and pecorino. Main dishes are solid bistro fare: steak with red-wine s…
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.