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St. Olof

Highly situated beautiful village, is nestled in Österlen's forested area. The railway came to the village 1901 and today there will be trains on the track, but the railway has for many years been a museum railway, a popular tourist attraction that takes the passengers on a nostalgic and beautiful tour between St Olof and Brösarp. There is also the opportunity to go dressin.

IS: t Olof has childcare, school, b & b, one of Österlen's best desires, Byvägen 35, as well as a grocery store, craftsmen of various kinds and nursing homes. The village's well - kept open-air swimming pool, beautifully situated by the brook through the northern parts of the village, is now run by the lively sports club S: t Olofs IF, which over the years has had many different activities on its program in addition to the dominant football. Here, the talented zealot Sten Nilsson piloted a couple of national team members in athletics, e.g. The activities are still many and there is great interest in the fine facility Kvarnvallen, right next to the old Dutch mill.

Byalag, an active scout corps, a leisure center that will soon become a book café as well and a whole host of other associations keep spinning on life in St. Olof all year round. The surroundings around the village are characterized by mixed forest and small fields, pastures and pastures. Just outside S: t Olof is the municipality's highest point: Hjulahultsbacken, 185 m. S: t Olof also has the Skåne record in snow depth, 1000 mm 1942. St. Olof's church is a famous place, a Gothic church with many magnificent, sober altars and altarpieces.

Originally there were nine holy altars, today there are four left: the High Altar, the Trinity, Mary and St. Anna altar. But the jewel above others is St. Olof's coat with the silver ax: "If a sick person strokes the ax nine times and heals strangely". South of the church is a sacrificial spring where the people still throw down money for health.

Text: Bo Olsson, Simrishamn

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