Kristianstad is a Renaissance city, founded in 1614 by King Christian IV of Denmark. The city was initially built as a fortress, surrounded by wetlands that provided a natural defence.
Åhus is one of the best preserved medieval towns in all of Sweden. Even today, among the cobbled streets in the heart of the Old Town there is much to remind visitors of the time when Åhus was part of Denmark.
The naturum Vattenriket visitor centre, on the banks of the River Helge å, just west of Kristianstad railway station, is a natural starting point when visiting Kristianstads Vattenrike Biosphere Reserve. Exhibitions, guided tours and information. The naturum Vattenrike was appointed the naturum of the year in Sweden 2012.
Humleslingan - on beautiful roads around Ivösjön. Through a beautiful natural and cultural landscapes, this tour of about five mil points the way to 40 attractions. Magnificent scenery, great culture, a lot of different activities and an exciting story gives you all the prerequisites for a successful time around Scania's largest lake.
Join BBC chef Tareq Taylor walking in the center of Kristianstad.