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When Linnaeus came to Ravlunda on his Skåne trip, he was ridden by nature and felt that there could be nothing more beautiful in the whole country. It's close Haväng and the sea, where Verkeån reaches the Baltic Sea and shares the sandy beach.

Here you can look for amber and enjoy the backtimjan and sandy carnations. Here stands Havängsdösen and incubates their secret. Up on the steeply sloping shore, you see "anyway". The shooting field north of the dyke has been in use since the middle of the 50 century. Many visit the field when no exercises are in progress and you can get strong natural experiences of marsh hawks, sheep, leaf frogs and deer.

Ravlunda church village is about two and a half kilometers straight west, just south of the rolling Brösarps slopes, where Hasse and Tages "The Apple War" and Astrid Lindgren's "Brothers Lionheart" were recorded. The church has got a slightly outstanding location at the top of the village and has been here since the 1100 century. Two very familiar Swedish cultural personalities rest in the cemetery: Olle Adolphson and Fritiof Nilsson Piraten.

Fritiof himself wrote the text to his tombstone: “Below is the ashes of a man who had the habit of shooting everything until tomorrow. However, he was improved at his utmost and died really the 31 of January 1972. ”In the neighborhood around Ravlunda, people have lived very long. There are plenty of bronze-age graves and much speaks for Ravlunda once being the gathering place of the Herald City. 2009 began extensive excavations of the old trading place Maletofta, a stone's throw from Verkeån. The so-called brakteaten with face masks from Ravlunda is a unique gold plate that shows the skillful forging art in the neighborhood.

Ravlunda got his own famous description 1746, the prose Floraeus hometown book in true Rudbeckiusanda, Flores antiquitatis Scanicae. Floreus takes good care of, but places the cradle of culture at Ravlunda. Highway 9 passes just east of the village and here there are bus connections further north towards Kristianstad and south towards Simrishamn. The distance to Brösarpwhich has a wide range of services is about four kilometers.

South on the highway 9 is Ahus the nearest larger town which also has a lot in the service path to offer. Through Ravlunda, the museum railway runs, which is mainly operated by Skånska Järnvägar, in the summer, an experience from the steam train's heyday. The train goes between Brösarp and St. Olof and attracts many occupants. South of Ravlunda is Torup's estate and Vitaby.

Ravlunda parish village village is a very active association. For a number of years, Ravlunda has a restaurant with a restaurant and the museum "Fun-on-wheels" with lots of toy and model cars, a bunch of mops and a collection of scooters. In addition, a couple of really fun model railways.

Text: Bo Olsson, Simrishamn

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