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Simrishamn is a coastal town in Österlen, part of southern Sweden.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The nearest airports are Kristianstad/Everöd (54 km) and Malmö/Sturup (78 km), both with mainly domestic flights. A few miles further is Kastrup with numerous international flights.

From Kristianstad Airport take the Skånetrafiken Express Line 3 to Simrishamn. From Sturup there is no direct route to Simrishamn, but you first have to travel by bus to Lund or Malmö and from there Skånetrafiken's bus/Pågatåg. From Kastrup take the Öresund train with change to Pågatåg in Malmö. Travel time 1 hour and 55 minutes, ticket price for adult is 195 kr.

By bus[edit]

Skånetrafiken's Express Line 3 from Kristianstad and Express Line 5 from Lund have many departures to Simrishamn. From Kristianstad it takes 1 hour and 26 minutes, the ticket price for the adult is 63 kr. From Lund it takes 1 hour and 30 minutes, the ticket price for the adult is 93 kr.

By train[edit]

Skånetrafiken operates hourly local trains, called Pågatåg, from Malmö via Ystad. Journey time from Malmö is about 1½ hour.

  • 1 Simrishamn railway station. Travel time from Malmö is about 90 minutes and the ticket price for the adult is 99 kr.

Get around[edit]

Map of Simrishamn

By bus[edit]

Bus 591 runs in an 8-shaped loop and connects the city's different areas with each other and with the train and bus station. It is operated by Skånetrafiken in collaboration with the municipality.

By car[edit]

Avoid driving in the city centre. Good parking places are located near the station. Best parking is available along Stenbocksgatan. From there you can walk to the centre in 5 minutes.

By bike[edit]

Simrishamn is a small town and you have good use of a bike, not least if you want to explore the nature around Simrishamn. However, cycling on the picturesque cobbled streets in the centre is not convenient.

See[edit]

The main sights in Simrishamn are the city and its atmosphere. If you are in Simrishamn you usually go around the rest of Österlen to see more.

  • 1 Saint Nicolai Church (Sankt Nicolai kyrka), Storgatan 18 (on the main square). Medieval church in central Simrishamn. Sankt Nicolai kyrka, Simrishamn (Q10661429) on Wikidata
  • Glimmingehus, Glimmingehus Borg, 276 56 Hammenhög, +46 414 18620. Medieval manor.
  • Stenshuvud National Park.
  • Österlens Museum's home museum, next to the church. Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 16:00 and Saturdays 10:00 - 14:00. The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays. During December, opening hours are extended some days.
  • Apotekarns garden, Storgatan 17, +46 414-16170, art with garden.

Do[edit]

  • Pilgrimage.
  • Österlens Golfklubb (Lilla vik/djupadal).
  • Bicycle in the south east of Sweden (Sydostleden - Österlen - Skåne), Stockeboda Gård - Gärsnäs, +46 414-241 02, . Bicycle package with half pension.
  • Swim at the town's bathing area, Tobisvik. Its sand is quite coarse and the sea quickly becomes deep.

Buy[edit]

  • Handicraft
  • There are some boutique shops on Storgatan, a little west of St. Nicolai

Eat[edit]

  • See Stockeboda Gård in Sleep below.

Drink[edit]

There is a Systembolaget near St. Nicolai.

Sleep[edit]

  • [dead link] Stjärnegården Bed and Breakfast, Glimminge, 272 92 Simrishamn (Between Gislöv and Borrby), +46 733714904. Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 11:00. Renovated typical Scania farm from 1869. 7 rooms. Also small cottage for rent. Close to milelong beaches, restaurants, castles, golf, Skillinge, Simrishamn, and Glimmingehus. 1050 kr.
  • Stockeboda Gård - (Stockeboda Farm cottages), Stockeboda Gård - Gärsnäs, +46 414-241 02, . Check-in: 15.:00, check-out: 10:00. Bungalows, bar & restaurant, wood-fired tubs, and brewery. 15 wooden cabins in wonderful settings with kitchenette, furnished terrace and private bathroom. Cottages have a living room with dining room and free Wi-Fi. The kitchen includes a stove, microwave and fridge, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Guest groups can book the rustic dining room at Stockeboda, which has sheepskin-style chairs and wooden tables. Among the specialities you will find grilled pork, lamb and wild boar. 1700 kr/night.
  • Simrishamns hostel [dead link] (STF) on Christer Barnekowsgatan 10 is a short distance from the city centre and has a toilet and TV in all rooms. During high season (June, July, August) the reception is open daily from 08:30 to 10:00 and 17:00 to 19:00 daily. The rest of the time it is open by agreement. +46 414-105 40
  • Tobisvik's campsite is a little north of the city with walking distance to the city. Near the campsite there is an outdoor pool and a beach. +46 414-41 27 78

Internet[edit]

The best place for internet access is the local library.

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