Between the sea and heaven, cants the coast where Ale raised a giant ship of stones,
recumbent where the glare of light dispersed, in the darkened stillness of the forms reconciles,
a saga obscured shrouded to the tones of the Baltic, a memorial whose secret alone it conceals.”
From the poem of Anders Österling, "Tones from the Sea" (1933)
Surrounded by Kåseberga amazing setting located Ales stones, one of Skåne wonders. 59 large boulders standing in a ship-like formation.
Ales stenar is one of Skåne's most popular attractions. Ales stones consists of 59 large boulders, standing in a 67 meters long and 19 meters wide ship-like formation. The stones were erected around 1400 years ago are an impressive sight where sea, earth and sky meet. Ale's Stones is the largest stone ship and one of Skåne's most popular tourist attractions. Read more here und hier 'Wandern durch Wallanderland"
Valleberga Church is the only known fortified round church in Skåne, originally built in the 12th Century. A reason for the building of the round church was that the master mason of the church, Carl Stenmester, also built churches on Bornholm, where round churches were common. The font was cut by Master Majestatis and shows one of the legends about Saint Peter and Paul of Tarsus.
When the former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld died in a plane crash in 1961, he left Backåkra, his home in an old farm in Hagestads nature reserve as a memory of his life and work. It is a magnificent starting point for walks down to the seaside.
Backåkra is also a place to practice yoga and meditation. The beautifully situated 'Meditation-ring' close to Hammarskjöld's home has also beome a memorable place for couples to get married. If you are interested contact:
The endless beach, sand dunes and inland pine forests can be enjoyed in any season - a walk along the beach is not just a pleasure on a hot summer’s day!
In winter time, even when the wind bites, you'll soon realise it's very popular to walk on the beach promenade and you might not be alone in enjoying the forces of nature along the Baltic coast.
In the middle of the 19th century one of Sweden’s first lifeboat stations was established here. The old lifeboat, the oldest in Sweden, can still be seen in the old boat house. Guided tours in the light house are available during summer months.
Read more about Sandhammaren and its old and interesting Light House.