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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 child care, school, b & b, one of Österlen's best beggars, Byvägen 35, as well as a grocery store, craftsmen of various kinds and retirement homes. The village's well-kept outdoor swimming pool, beautifully situated by the creek through the northern parts of the village, is now handled by the vibrant 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, talented enthusiast Sten Nilsson piloted a couple of national teams in athletics eg. The activities are still many and the interest is great around the fine Kvarnvallen plant, 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 have been nine altars of saints, today there are four left: the High Altar, the Trinity, Mary and the St. Anna altar. But the clan node in front of others is S: t Olof's obsession with the silver ax: "If a sick person smashes nine times with the ax and heals strangely". To the south of the church is a source of sacrifice where the people still throw down a money for health.

Text: Bo Olsson, Simrishamn

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