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Old part of Falsterbo

Falsterbo is a town located at the south-western tip of Sweden in Vellinge Municipality in Skåne. Falsterbo is situated in the southern part of the Falsterbo peninsula. It is part of Skanör med Falsterbo, one of Sweden's historical cities.

Aerial view


  • Climate 1
  • History 2
  • Local attractions 3
  • Falsterbohus 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • Other sources 7
  • External links 8


See Skanör med Falsterbo#Climate.


Summer morning, Falsterbo
Charlotte Wahlström (1849-1924)

Falsterbo historically enjoyed trading privileges with the Hanseatic League. During the Middle Ages, it was a rich and prestigious town because it was located in a center of trade and herring fishery. On the beach between Falsterbo and neighboring town Skanör was the Scania Market where merchants from various parts of Europe had fixed market places.

Scania Market was a major fish market which took place annually from around 1200. It became one of the more important events for trade within the Baltic Sea. Scania Market continued to be an important trade center for 250 years and was a cornerstone of the Hanseatic League's wealth. The basis for the market's popularity was the rich herring fishing around the Falsterbo Peninsula. Scania Market declined in importance during the 15th century, as the herring harvest in the area decreased. The cities were politically merged into a single city, Skanör med Falsterbo.[1][2]

Local attractions

Falsterbo is mostly known as a holiday destination where people go to spend their summer vacations. The beaches of Falsterbo are known for their white sand and family-friendly bathing opportunities. Falsterbo is also known for one of the better golf courses in Europe - Falsterbo Golf Club. Another attraction in Falsterbo is the annual International Horse Jumping Grand Prix (part of the Falsterbo Horse Show) every July.

Local landmarks include Falsterbo Lighthouse which lies on the site of the oldest known beacon in Scandinavia. Other sites of note include Falsterbo Bird Observatory, Falsterbo Museum and the historic Falsterbo church.


Falsterbohus and castle ruins

Falsterbohus was the name of a number of historic castles dating from the mid-13th century. The building now known as Falsterbohus was built in 1908. There have been a number of archaeological excavations where the original castles stood. The first was in the early 20th century by Georg Fredrik Johansson Karlin (1859-1939), founder of Kulturen, the Cultural Museum of Southern Sweden located in Lund.

A second and more extensive excavation was conducted between 1934-35 by Ragnar Blomqvist. Most of the artifacts from the earlier excavations are located in the Cultural Museum in Lund and Falsterbo Cultural Museum. Most of the archaeological finds from the second excavations are in Stockholm

See also


  1. ^ (Hanseatic League and Cities)"Sweden: Falsterbo, Skanör". 
  2. ^ (Rådhustorget)"The History of Skanör- Falsterbo". 

Other sources

  • Blomqvist, Ragnar Falsterbohus in (Lund, Sweden: Kulturen. 1950)

External links

  • Falsterbo Golf Club
  • Falsterbo Horse Show

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