Facts about Österlenbyn
East Hoby is an old church village located just over one kilometer east of Borrby on the road between Simrishamn and Borrby. The distance to Simrishamn is just under fifteen kilometers and to Ystad the double. Island. Hoby is a small village growing up with Myllykylä, located northeast of Hoby. In Kvarnby there is the small nursery Roskraft, an eldorado for rose lovers from all over Europe. Here you can buy rooted specimens of a large variety of roses.
In Ö. Hoby and its surroundings, there are a number of b & b facilities, but this part of Österlen is also called Österlen's heart, of course much due to the fact that the name Österlen is so strongly associated with the folk educator, the author etc., Borrby's great son, Teodor Thufvesson, who wrote the poem "My heart lives in an old farm". In the village there are riding houses, Kvarnbyborg, and a cultural center / show house / guest house TID & RUM, where, besides living, you can come and look and ask about building care and ecological construction. Not far north of Ö. Hoby rises up the medieval castle Glimmingehus.
Distance to lovely beach at Kyhl, Borrby beach, Sandby and Mälarhusen is just under five kilometers and it is perfectly excellent to get on the small roads to the sea. The surroundings are a fine cultivation landscape but also with elements of mosses and other wetlands. Just south of Ö. Hoby is Toremosse, an interesting birdhouse where many night singers hold a concert. But of course the church in Ö. Its oldest parts are from the 1100 century and it is strange that, unlike most other contemporary churches, the church got its tower already then. 184950 was restored to the church and received its present form, but 1938-39 did so much inside the church. Then the lime was removed and the underlying paintings exposed and there were outstanding works that became visible. Here is Eva's creation, Adam and Eve in Lustgården and the fall of sin, detailed paintings with power and life. The baptismal font is carved by the Master Magister Majestatis.
The nearest major towns with service such as school, shop, bus connections etc. are Skillinge and Borrby. It is a lively and populated village with lots of activities, both via a lively village team and the Cultural Association Viljan which arranges gigs, theater and screenings etc. in the village's house "Folkhemmet". There are also exhibitions sometimes. Oh. Hoby was the first village to win the award "The Light Village of the Year" under the Österlen lights at the Holy See. O. Hoby village team: hobybyalag (at) gmail.com, homepage: www.ostrahoby.com.
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