The fishing village Baskemölla »Österlen

Facts about Österlenbyn


At the fishing village Baskemölla, people have lived since the Stone Age. The name Baske means dry twigs or branches, while mill is of course Scanian for mill where you grind your grain into flour. The small village is safe and beautiful on the steep slope down to the Baltic Sea, where the beach gently turns north towards magnificent Stenshuvud. The narrow strait runs between the houses with its well-kept gardens and plots.

In the northern part of the fishing village is Tjörnedalagården, a worth seeing half-timbered house where Östra Skåne's artists' guild runs its Tjörnedala art gallery, where the annual art round is the largest exhibition. Below the farm is Tjörnedalalunden, which Linnaeus considered to be "one of the most beautiful groves I have seen in the kingdom". The area north between Baskemölla and Vik is a popular hiking area with fantastic nature. Österlenleden passes along the coast via Baskemölla towards Vik.

The genuine environment and scenic surroundings around Baskemölla have always attracted artists. The glass cabin with Anders Wingård's work must not be missed if you are visiting. The scenic area Ekobyn is an exciting and impressive place where nature has a greater influence. A beautiful walking and cycling path leads the four kilometers, past the working dog club, the hunting shooting range, Vårhallen, Tobisborg and the Tobisvik bath Simrishamn, where schools from preschool to upper secondary school exist. The bus to eg. Kristianstad has a stop outside the village.

Text: Bo Olsson, Simrishamn

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