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Ystad

Ystad
Information about Ystad
Ystad is a town, and the seat of Ystad Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden, with 18,350 inhabitants in 2010. The settlement dates back to the 11th century and the town has become a busy ferryport, local administrative centre and tourist attraction. It is associated with the fictional detective Kurt Wallander whose stories, by Henning Mankell, are set primarily in Ystad and nearby communities.

In 1285, the town's name was written Ystath. Its original meaning is not fully understood, but the "y" is probably related to an old word for the yew tree, while -stad is town, or place. In Danish times, before 1658, the spelling was Ysted.

The ferry terminal, and behind it, Ystad railway station
The ferry port has services to the Danish island of Bornholm and to ?winouj?cie (formerly Swinemünde), in Poland, forming part of the E65 road route south from Malmö.

Ystad connects the Ystad Line and Österlen Line railways. Passenger traffic runs between Malmö and Simrishamn (operated by Skåne Commuter Rail) and the town also has direct rail services to Copenhagen via the Øresund Bridge (operated by Danish State Railways).
One of Sweden's most well-preserved medieval monasteries, the Greyfriars Abbey, lies in Ystad. The town also has an additional large medieval church, the Church of the Virgin Mary (Mariakyrkan). Both are highly influenced by Gothic Hansa architecture (which can also be seen in churches around the Baltic Sea, for instance in Helsingborg, Malmö, and Rostock) and are among the best examples in Sweden of Brick Gothic. In addition, there are areas of surviving medieval town architecture, like the Latin school (built c. 1500) and several town houses. The city is also included in the European Route of Brick Gothic.

Visby

Visby
Visby is Scandinavia's best-preserved medieval town. Visby is one of the most remarkable cities in the Nordic countries. It is located on the west coast of Sweden's largest island, Gotland, in the Baltic Sea, with about 23,000 inhabitants. Visby is known for its city walls, cathedral and many church ruins. In 1995, the old town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the Swedish summer, from mid-June to mid-August, Visby is crowded. It is one of the best party towns in Sweden in summer. er the ferry to Tunisia