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Skåne Highlights 2015

Skåne Highlights 2015

The antique convention in Brösarp - March 20-22 The country’s leading antique dealers all come together once every year in Brosarp. On display we find folk-art, home crafts and furniture, design and antiques. http://guide.visitskane.com/sv/evenemanget/a394006/antikmassan-i-brosarp/detaljer Ladies World Cup Ice hockey - March 28-April 4 The ladies 25 yearlong world cup history is for the second time hosted by Sweden. Fans will see world class players from nine different countries divided in two groups. Group A – USA (world champions), Canada (Olympic champions), Russia and Finland. Group B – Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan and the Czech Republic. The games will be played at Malmö Stadium and Rosengards Ice rink. http://guide.visitskane.com/sv/evenemanget/a798029/ishockey-vm-for-damer/detaljer?search=s%3D20141013%3Bgid%3D-1 Art tour of Skåne 2015 - April 3-12 Skåne is a place where artists thrive and so naturally art also flourishes here. This is especially true at Easter, when local artists open up their studies, welcoming in any visitors who are interested in art. The basic idea behind the art tour is simple. You have an opportunity to experience art in the artists’ own homes and studios and to hear them talk about their work. http://visitskane.com/en/theme/kultur-noje/?article=3663 Skånes food festival - 22-24 May Three days of food producers, businesses and innovating food lovers sets the tone with innovation, variety and know-how activities. Sample, eat and enjoy the many new food sensations. If you are a chef, culinary tourist, hungry, looking for new inspirations, or just a food nerd seeking for the latest – Welcome to the food festival in Brösarp! http://guide.visitskane.com/sv/evenemanget/a564200/skanes-matfestival/karta?filter=c%3D14091%3Bd%3D20130923 Skanör and Falsterbo´s food festival Celebrity chefs house the local restaurants. In Skanörs harbour chefs are serving there favourites in the big food tent. Here is also a food fare with local products. Dates are yet to come. Nordea Masters - June 4-7 For the second year running, the Nordea Masters golf tournament will be played at PGA National near Malmö. This means that Henrik Stenson will be playing on home soil. On grounds that once belonged to Torup Castle, the owners of PGA National have put their heart and soul into creating Scandinavia’s finest golf resort. The result is ultramodern courses that work in harmony with nature, and a fantastic clubhouse with a restaurant, shop and changing rooms. The ambition is for Nordea Masters to become Europe’s second biggest golf competition, after the British Open. In addition to top-flight golf, there will also be interesting seminars and fun activities for all the family. http://visitskane.com/en/theme/golf/?article=3642 Midsummer - June 19-20 Midsummer is celebrated on the Friday during the period 19-25 June. It is traditionally celebrated by erecting a maypole and dancing around it, while singing well-known songs. A garland of flowers is often worn in the hair, and according to folklore your future spouse will appear in your dreams if you pick seven different types of flowers and place them under your pillow on Midsummer Eve. Pickled herrings with potatoes, sour cream and chives, herring tart and strawberries with cream are traditionally eaten. http://visitskane.com/en/theme/skanska-klassiker/?article=3696 Travel back to the age of the Vikings - Foteviken Viking village Set the time machine to the Viking Era, and come to Foteviken Museum. Recreated Viking village with exciting history. Built on the spot where a great battle was fought in June 1134, a place once dedicated to the gods of Asgard. Meet Vikings and craftsmen and experience life as a Viking. http://guide.visitskane.com/en/to-do/a327282/the-museum-of-foteviken/showdetails?filter=t%3Dfoteviken The Viking Times Discover how the archaeological theme park is growing and feel a sense of history. Talk with the expert archaeologists on site, and go on a guided tour of the area. Visit the Viking burial site. Listen to the tales of some of the people who were buried here a thousand years ago. http://guide.visitskane.com/sv/se-gora/a375526/vikingatider/karta The Stronghold in Trelleborg A Viking ring stronghold was discovered in 1988 at the towns highest point. Today a quarter of the reconstructed stronghold is built on original location in the modern towns centre. Here you can find a reconstructed mediaeval house, a Viking farm and a museum with a Viking exhibition and a museum shop with an extensive range of items. There is also a café to enjoy indoors or outdoors. http://visitskane.com/en/article/travel-back-age-vikings Ahus Beach handball festival - July 10-18 Europe’s largest beach handball tournament with more than a thousand teams competing and 55 000 visitors cheering on the teams. Guest appearance by Swedish and Danish elite players, and also players from the German Bundesliga. http://guide.visitskane.com/sv/evenemanget/a322510/ahus-beachhandboll-festival/detaljer Falsterbo Horse Show - July 4-12 An event that´s grown bigger for each year since 1986. Today with almost a thousand horses and riders, about fifty different classes, over six hundred volunteers and just as many grooms. Sponsors, exhibitors, riders and the public all in one place, where world class riding meets party, summer and vacation. Falsterbo horse show is a place to come together under one blue sky, to enjoy just as much horse as show. http://guide.visitskane.com/sv/evenemanget/a326944/falsterbo-horse-show/detaljer?page=2 The Kivik Village Market - July 13-15 Sweden’s best-known popular market, with funfair and market stalls. The market is Sweden’s largest with more than a thousand stallholders. A destination in its own right, and a trading place for shoppers in Kivik. http://guide.visitskane.com/en/event/a319904/the-kivik-village-market/showdetails SkiStar Swedish Open - July 20-26 The world’s top tennis players meet up in the town of Båstad to compete in the 4:th oldest Grand Prix-tournament in the world. In competition with 63 games in 30 countries, Swedish Open was voted the most popular one by the players themselves. This is a week with unique atmosphere with just as much partying as tennis. http://guide.visitskane.com/sv/evenemanget/a790158/skistar-swedish-open/karta The Malmö Festival - August 14-21 A week-long free music festival that always fills the city with visitors. Crowds pack the pedestrianized zone, and the enticing aromas of food from every corner of the globe fill the air. The festival features everything from jazz to break dance, filling the whole city with every type of entertainment and food imaginable. This really is the event of the year in Malmö. http://visitskane.com/en/theme/kultur-noje/?article=3713 Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival - July 29-August 2 Jazz-lovers should head for the coast of Skåne! Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival attracts many international greats. The artists themselves queue up to appear on the line-up. Take the opportunity to visit one of Skåne’s most beautiful towns when the streets are filled with music. http://visitskane.com/en/theme/kultur-noje/?article=3713 Lund Comedy Festival - September 2-5 At the end of August, people flock to Lund for fun and laughs. As we all know, laughter is the best medicine. The performances run in parallel, so if one show isn’t to your taste you can be sure to find something that appeals just around the corner. http://visitskane.com/en/theme/kultur-noje/?article=3713 The apple fare in Kivik - September 26-27 An apple harvest feast! Since the first apple fare in Kivik back in 1988 the fare has been growing larger for each year. Here you can sample or buy a wide selection of Swedish fruit, listen to artists performing and buy Swedish handcrafts. The fare has its artwork of the year made out of 35 000 appels and 70 000 nails! http://guide.visitskane.com/sv/evenemanget/a490600/appelmarknaden-i-kivik/karta?filter=c%3D14099%3Bd%3D20130923 Skåne’s goose dinners - October/November A traditional goose dinner with all the trimmings is a real festive occasion. Before the golden-brown goose arrives at the table, diners enjoy a hot bowl of goose blood soup. This hearty soup is seasoned with cloves, ginger, allspice and a generous splash of brandy. The giblets are served with the soup. These are the neck, the liver, the heart and the craw, and fried wings. The goose is then served with boiled apple slices, prunes, boiled potatoes, Brussels sprouts, red cabbage and a rich sauce. Apple cake with vanilla sauce is the traditional dessert. http://visitskane.com/en/theme/mat-dryck/?article=3657 Christmas markets - November/December There are a large number of popular Christmas markets in Skåne. Browse among the Father Christmases and lanterns – a cup of mulled wine, a saffron bun and, maybe, a pair of woolen mittens. http://visitskane.com/en/article/christmas-markets-skane-2014 Christmas market and concert at Ovesholm Manor Blacksmiths, weavers, wood-carvers and ceramicists will be offering their finest pieces so that you can find the perfect presents. Don't miss the well-stocked food stall, full of the most delicious delicacies for your Christmas feast. A full day with both a market and a concert. Christmas preparations at Kulturen in Lund Authentic Christmas atmosphere, with space for both old and new traditions. In the buildings, fires crackle in the fireplaces and the Christmas table is laid. Here you'll find gifted artisans, a row of market stalls, music and a range of other activities. When twilight descends, hundreds of candles will be lit in the park to create a magical Christmas atmosphere. Thomander's Christmas in Lund Thomander's Christmas takes place on each of the four weekends in Advent. The theme is an old-fashioned Christmas as it was in 19th century Lund. The city is filled with horse-drawn carriages, open-air theatre, Christmas stalls, Christmas gnomes, bands, organ grinders and choirs, with no space for the classic market stalls that are otherwise common at the majority of Christmas markets in Skåne. Christmas at Vrams Gunnarstorp Castle You are greeted by a castle lit with torches and candles. Over 80 artisans have given their all to create beautiful and functional items and small-scale taste sensations of cheese, bread, mustard, fish, mulled wine and ham, to delight the palate. Christmas market in the Tykarp cave near Ignaberga A fantastic and unusual Christmas market 12 meters underground. The exhibitors set out their stalls in pillared halls and underground passageways. Quality products in a magical environment create an unforgettable Christmas market both over and under the ground. Christmas at Fredriksdal in Helsingborg Wander among the buildings and farms on paths lit by thousands of oil lamps. Genuine old-fashioned Christmas market that offers you the chance to buy delicacies for the Christmas table, hand Father Christmas the children's letters, listen to music, dance around the Christmas tree, experience old handicrafts and see this year's Lucia. Christmas market at Katrinetorp in Malmö Traditional Christmas market with arts and crafts, food, flowers, singing and music. Fogdaröd`s Christmas market in Höör Food stable, Handicrafts- and Christmas market building, chicken house, greenhouse and a barn. Straw handicrafts, marzipan, leather, and knitwear. Christmas gnomes, wooden handicrafts, wreaths, lights and much more. The greenhouse is bedecked with Christmas decorations and there is an art installation on the second floor. Christmas Market at Övedskloster in Sjöbo The heart of the Christmas market is an old cowshed from the 19th century with a wonderful, rustic atmosphere next to the castle. The market spreads out over the whole of the old farm, castle courtyard and park. Visitors will find a Lucia procession, horse and cart, Christmas choir, farm animals, sausage grilling, a puppet theatre and much more. And, of course, Christmas trees, oil lamps, torches, pine branches, saffron buns and mulled wine.
Ales stenar, Österlen

Ales stenar, Österlen

Sweden’s best-preserved ship tumulus, made up of 59 standing stones, is located high up above the village of Kåseberga in Österlen. Who erected this megalithic monument around 1,400 years ago, and why? In between the sky and the sea in the hills above Kåseberga, just east of Ystad, you'll find one of Sweden's most enigmatic sights; Ale Stones. Some believe that the 59 stones is a burial monument. Others claim that the stones has served as an ancient astronomical clock , as they are positioned so that the sun goes down at the northwestern stone in summer and rises exactly at the opposite stone in winter. However, there is consensus that the stone ship is the largest and best preserved in Sweden. The 59 stones are placed with the formation of a ship and is 67 meters long and 19 meters wide at its widest point. The monument is believed to be originated from the early Iron Age (500-1000 AD) . One thing is for sure: You can not help but feel the history when you are standing on the hill 37 meters above the roaring Baltic Sea, looking out over the 59 stones. The historical uncertainty invites you to make up your own story about why these stones were placed here over 1,000 years ago. Gaze out over the beautiful rolling landscape and the blue Baltic Sea, or look up at the sky , which is often full of paragliders, who benefit from the lift of the wind through the steep hills. End your day at Ale Stones by going down to the harbor in Kåseberga and taste the local herring from one of the many smokehouses.
Lund Cathedral, Lund

Lund Cathedral, Lund

Lund Cathedral is one of the most visited sites in Skåne. You'll understand why when you stand in front of this imposing Roman cathedral, with its mighty twin towers above the roofs of central Lund. The echoing acoustics provide soothing music but also the occasional hushing from a teacher or parent trying to silence a child or a school class. You can light a candle here, attend church services or just enjoy the oldest Metropolitan Church in the Nordic region, with construction being commenced back in 1085 under the leadership of German and Italian stonemasons. The oldest surviving parts date back as far as the 1100s. Large sections of the crypt, which is the oldest part and is largely intact from 1123, reveal influences from Normandy and southern England. Down here you will find the biggest tourist attraction, a pillar embraced by the giant Finn, who, according to legend, built the church, but was then outraged at not being paid and wanted to destroy it. Instead he was tricked, shrunk and turned to stone. And to this day, he stands embracing his column. Other interpretations maintain that the stone figure may represent the Biblical character Samson destroying the temple in Jerusalem. Don't miss the great astronomical clock dating from around 1425 showing signs of the zodiac and the phases of the moon, and which chimes twice a day while the three wise men and their servants pass and bow before the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus. The carved oak choir stalls from the mid 1300s and the 3.5-metre tall seven-branch candelabra from the late 15th century are other reasons to visit.
A taste of Skåne (English version)

A taste of Skåne (English version)

A taste of Skåne (English version)
Uppdrag Skåne - Del 6: Nordöstra Skåne SWE

Uppdrag Skåne - Del 6: Nordöstra Skåne SWE

I det sista avsnittet av Uppdrag Skåne åker semestertestaren Valle Westesson till dom nordöstra delarna av Skåne dar han upplever Kristianstad vattenrike, äter en ordentlig burgare på ett 50-tals diner i Bromölla, åker på fossilsafari vid Skånes största sjö och sist men absolut inte minst gör ett besök i den 20.000 kvm stora Tykarpsgrottan (dar for övrigt delar av Ronja Rövardotter spelades in).
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