|At the southernmost
tip of Sweden is the province of Skåne, an
area of fertile meadows and fields which was ruled by the Danes
until 1658. To this day the Skånians have upheld their own
distinctive dialect. As a reminder of the days of Danish
rule there are more than 200 castles and manors sprinkled
over the province, often forming part of a farm.
Skåne is mostly famous for its food (in particular
the smörgåsbord), and the landscape is characterised
by rolling fields, pastures and forests. Due to the shortage of
lakes in this region, the best spots for swimming and fishing are
along the east, south and west coasts.
Inland, Skåne has many small lanes ideal for cycling tours,
and for golfers, the region has some of the finest and most beautifully
located courses in Sweden.
Other main regional attractions include the medieval
town of Lund which has a 12th century cathedral and 14th century
astronomical clock, Båstad, Falsterbo, Helsingborg, Mölle
and Ystad. There is also the Oresund bridge, the world’s longest
single bridge carrying both road and railway traffic, which links
Sweden and Dennmark.
Founded in the 13th century, Malmö is Sweden’s
3rd largest city and offers a wealth of gardens, parks, restaurants
and a beautiful beach. City tourist attractions include the main
town squares, Mamöhus Castle and St Petri Church. Konsthallen
and Rooseum museums are well known for their art collections.
The ‘Malmö Card’ entitles visitors to free travel
on local buses, discounts on a wide variety of purchases and free
admission to museums. This can be purchased at the Malmö Tourist
Telephone: (40) 341 200
Facsimile: (40) 341 209
Email address: email@example.com
Website address: www.malmo.se