In the past, a trip to Skanör and Falsterbo could be very riotous when crossing “Ljungen” (the land between Ljunghusen and Skanör/Falsterbo), which was constantly ravaged by air sands. Therefore, Skanör-Falsterbo was almost always visited by sea.
In the Middle Ages, the herring came in such quantities that boats couldn’t take care of it all – at least if one believes the stories. At the same time, there was a power struggle between kings and the “Hansa” about revenues from trade. The battle between Denmark and Sweden about “Skåne” was largely based on the struggle for revenues from herring fishery. Because at this time, the herring was the major export product, due to the fact that the Catholic Church didn’t allow people to eat meat before the holidays and in the lenting.
As a tourist there is a lot of exciting things to discover and see in Skanör-Falsterbo.
Vellinge municipality has detailed information on its website, please click on the link below.