• mahabis stories // discovering skåne

 

Continuing our journey through our namesakes, we migrate to Skåne County. Known in English as Skania, it is the southernmost county in Sweden. As it borders Denmark there has been contention about incorporating it as 'Greater Copenhagen'. This was proposed back in 2015 and swiftly rebuked by Sweden. They retained the ownership of the beautiful county headed by Malmo, the third city of Sweden.

 

city lights //

The city of Malmo is the largest in the county and known for its wealth of green spaces, and glittering social scene. Reportedly the city has the most bars and restaurants per capita of anywhere in Sweden, and when visiting you can feel the atmosphere buzzing around you. The affectionately named Mollen (short for Möllevångstorget) is one of the large piazzas to hold a farmers market, whereas Lilla Torg is the one to visit for a delicious traditional lunch or dinner. Featuring innovative architecture, a beach within stumbling distance, and open air baths, the destination is certainly a top pick for city-lovers.

discovering skane

 

rural adventures //

The largest rural attraction in the area is certainly the Skåneleden Trail. From the dramatic coastal walks to the remote wilderness in the North East, there's something for everyone. The trail is dotted with monuments such as the Kollen lighthouse, stunning lakes, and peaceful meadows. For the ornithologists amongst us, you may catch glimpses of rare birds, whereas botanists should keep an eye toward the ground for the local flora and fauna.

 

food and drink //

Skåne is lucky enough to have a temperate climate for growth, meaning that much of the produce you taste will be locally sourced. Ample fruit and veg feature in farm shops across the region, but more interestingly the beverage industry is booming. Orchards, vineyards, and breweries feature prominently and to miss out on the fresh juices, mouth-watering musts, sensational spirits, well-balanced wines and bold-tasting beers would be unfathomable. Not only is the local produce incredibly fresh and tasty, but the culinary culture across Scandinavia is currently undergoing somewhat of a revolution. Sample gastronomic delights in some of the region's best restaurants such as Michelin acclaimed Daniel Berlin or rough and ready Far I Hatten.

 

history //

Whether you prefer museums, stone circles or architecture, Skåne has something to delight every history buff. Rich with Viking heritage the region has seen it's fair share of bloodshed. See a live (but less gory) re-enactment at Foteviken, an open-air reconstruction of a Viking settlement perfect for fans of medieval history. For those with a more mystical interest, the Ales Stones are the Stonehenge of Sweden. Dating back to the Iron Age, and much like Stonehenge, the Ales Stones are a mystery yet to be unraveled. One thing is for certain, its location atop the cliffs of the fishing village of Kåseberga provide a phenomenal view across the Baltic Sea. 

check out our skåne yellow mahabis here.

 

images // andrej chudy, jorchr, christina munteanu

mahabis stories // discovering skåne

 

Continuing our journey through our namesakes, we migrate to Skåne County. Known in English as Skania, it is the southernmost county in Sweden. As it borders Denmark there has been contention about incorporating it as 'Greater Copenhagen'. This was proposed back in 2015 and swiftly rebuked by Sweden. They retained the ownership of the beautiful county headed by Malmo, the third city of Sweden.

 

city lights //

The city of Malmo is the largest in the county and known for its wealth of green spaces, and glittering social scene. Reportedly the city has the most bars and restaurants per capita of anywhere in Sweden, and when visiting you can feel the atmosphere buzzing around you. The affectionately named Mollen (short for Möllevångstorget) is one of the large piazzas to hold a farmers market, whereas Lilla Torg is the one to visit for a delicious traditional lunch or dinner. Featuring innovative architecture, a beach within stumbling distance, and open air baths, the destination is certainly a top pick for city-lovers.

discovering skane

 

rural adventures //

The largest rural attraction in the area is certainly the Skåneleden Trail. From the dramatic coastal walks to the remote wilderness in the North East, there's something for everyone. The trail is dotted with monuments such as the Kollen lighthouse, stunning lakes, and peaceful meadows. For the ornithologists amongst us, you may catch glimpses of rare birds, whereas botanists should keep an eye toward the ground for the local flora and fauna.

 

food and drink //

Skåne is lucky enough to have a temperate climate for growth, meaning that much of the produce you taste will be locally sourced. Ample fruit and veg feature in farm shops across the region, but more interestingly the beverage industry is booming. Orchards, vineyards, and breweries feature prominently and to miss out on the fresh juices, mouth-watering musts, sensational spirits, well-balanced wines and bold-tasting beers would be unfathomable. Not only is the local produce incredibly fresh and tasty, but the culinary culture across Scandinavia is currently undergoing somewhat of a revolution. Sample gastronomic delights in some of the region's best restaurants such as Michelin acclaimed Daniel Berlin or rough and ready Far I Hatten.

 

history //

Whether you prefer museums, stone circles or architecture, Skåne has something to delight every history buff. Rich with Viking heritage the region has seen it's fair share of bloodshed. See a live (but less gory) re-enactment at Foteviken, an open-air reconstruction of a Viking settlement perfect for fans of medieval history. For those with a more mystical interest, the Ales Stones are the Stonehenge of Sweden. Dating back to the Iron Age, and much like Stonehenge, the Ales Stones are a mystery yet to be unraveled. One thing is for certain, its location atop the cliffs of the fishing village of Kåseberga provide a phenomenal view across the Baltic Sea. 

check out our skåne yellow mahabis here.

 

images // andrej chudy, jorchr, christina munteanu
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