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Backåkra meditation place

Natural Monument · Skåne · 27 m
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  • Wild landscapes on Backåkra
    Wild landscapes on Backåkra
    Photo: Svenja Trachte, Outdooractive Editors

The former Backåkra manor house is situated between Löderup's lido and Sandhammaren beach on the Swedish Baltic coast. In 1957, the UN Secretary General Dan Hammarskjöld bought the estate as a summer residence. After Hammarskjöld's death, Backåkra became the property of the Svenska Turstföreningen (Svenska Turstföreningen Hiking Association), which established a museum in the building to commemorate the politician's life and work.

Backåkra is embedded in the beautiful Baltic Sea landscape. The farmstead is separated from the sea by a pine forest close to the coast with endless dunes. Close to Backåkra is an extraordinary place. A stone circle marks an old meditation place, which today is often used as a setting for weddings and other celebrations. The Midsummer festival in Backåkra is especially lovely when families from the surrounding area come together at the stone circle to celebrate.

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Update: August 11, 2020

Public transport

By train to the Ystad railway station, then by bus no. 392 to Löderup and on foot or by bike to Backåkra

Getting there

Coming from Ystad on Riksvägen 9 until after Nybrostrand, then right on M1022, past Kåseberga and Löderups Strandbad, then right to Backåkra

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55.386784, 14.128051
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55°23'12.4"N 14°07'41.0"E
UTM
33U 444761 6138179
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Backåkra meditation place

Backåkravägen 73
27177  Löderup

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