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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 thyme and cloves. Here is Havängsdösen brooding on its secret. Up on the steeply sloping embankment you can see "any distance". The firing range north of the can has been in use since the mid-50s. Many people visit the field when no exercises are in progress and you can get strong nature experiences of marsh hawks, sheep, leaf frogs and deer.

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

Fritiof himself wrote the text for his tombstone: “Below is the ashes of a man who had the habit of shooting everything until tomorrow. However, he improved to his best and really died on January 31, 1972. " In the area around Ravlunda, people have lived for a very long time. There are plenty of Bronze Age tombs and there is much to suggest that Ravlunda was once the district council's gathering place. In 2009, extensive excavations began on the old trading post Maletofta, a stone's throw from Verkeån. The so-called bracteate with face masks from Ravlunda is a unique gold plate that shows skilled forging art in the area.

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's village team is a very active association. For a number of years, Ravlunda has a distillery with a restaurant and 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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