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Ystad is a ferry port and town in Skane (Sweden) with population around 19,000. Ferries connecting Ystad to Swinoujscie (Poland) are operated by POLFERRIES (3 daily crossings, time 6 hours) and Unity Line (14 weekly crossings / time 6,5 hours).
Main industries are tourism and handicrafts. The port serves regular ferry and train connections to denmark (Bornholm Island) and Poland (Swinoujscie). The town is part of European route E65 linking it to Malmo (south). Train services are by Ystad Line and Osterlen Line. Main passenger train traffic is between Malmo and Simrishamn (Skane Commuter Rail). There is also a direct rail link (via Oresund Bridge) to Copenhagen by Danish State Railways.
In Ystad is one of Sweden's most well-preserved medieval monasteries - Greyfriars Abbey. Other popular tourist attractions are Mariakyrkan (Church of the Virgin Mary), Konstmuseum (art gallery), half-timbered houses.
Ystad cruise terminal
Cruise ships and ferries in Ystad dock at a dedicated terminal (with 4 berths) located in the harbour.