A big advantage: Due to Ystad being a small town, all the highlights and sights are within walking distance. From the ferry port you can walk to the city center in about 5 minutes. For example, Ystad Theatre is located near the harbour of Ystad, which is the best preserved theatre building in Sweden from 1894 – and it is still in its original state.
In the heart of the former fishing town there is St. Mary's Church from 1200, the oldest building in the town and deeply entangled in the history of Ystad. If you wait here only a few minutes in the evening, you will witness something absolutely exceptional: In the 51 meter high church tower the tower guard works; every quarter of an hour he play a little tune on a copper horn – all year round, every night, since the 18th century. This profession only exists once in the world and that is here in Ystad.