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  • Locality Landskrona, Skåne, Sweden

    Landskrona, Scania, Sweden Landskrona is a late medieval town in Scania province , Sweden, located at the shores of Øresund , founded at the location of the former Danish fishing village Sønder Sæby in the province of Scania by king Erik of Pomerania early in the 15th century. The location was a natural haven, and served as a trading city intended to compete with Danish towns under the cont...

  • Scania, Sweden

    Scania Scania, known in Scandinavia as Skåne is the southernmost province of Sweden. Within Scania, there are 33 municipalities that are autonomous within the Scania Regional Council. Scania's largest city is Malmö, which is also the third largest in Sweden, as well as the fifth largest in Scandinavia. To the north, Scania borders the provinces of Halland and Småland, to the northeast Bleki...

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  • Locality Trelleborg, Skåne, Sweden

    Project start 15.6.2018 Under construction History The earliest written record of Trelleborg is from 1257, when Trelleborg was presented as a wedding gift from the Danish royal family to the Swedish Prince Valdemar. It was soon reconquered by the Danes, and it belonged to Denmark until 1658, when Scania was lost to Sweden by the Treaty of Roskilde. In medieval times, Trelleborg had an imp...

  • Lokalitet Helsingborg /Locality Helsingborg

    History Helsingborg is one of the oldiest cities in Sweden. Its history extends to the Viking era. There has been permanent settlement since 1085. Helsingborgs geographical position at the narrowest part of Öresund made it very important for Denmark. From 1429 Eric of Pomerania introduced the Öresundstolden (the Sound Dues), a levy on all trading vessels passing through the sound between Hels...

  • Locality Kristianstad, Skåne, Sweden

    Project start 15.6.2018 Under construction History The city was founded in 1614 by King Christian IV of Denmark, the city's name literally means 'Town of Christian', as a planned city after the burning of the nearby town of Vä and moving the city rights of the neighbouring town of Sölvesborg and Åhus to the new town. The purpose of the town was to safeguard the eastern half of the Danish pr...

  • Locality Ystad, Skåne,Sweden

    Project start 15.6.2018. Under construction History After the time of Absalon, Bishop of Roskilde and Archbishop of Lund, peace was brought to the area in the 11th century, fishing families settled at the mouth of the river Vassa as herring fishing became the main source of trade. Ystad was not mentioned in documents until 1244, in a record of King Eric's visit to the town with his brother,...

  • Locality Malmö, Skåne, Sweden

    Project start 15.6.2018. Under construction Malmö in english History The earliest written mention of Malmö as a city dates from 1275 .[8] It is thought to have been founded shortly before that date,[8] as a fortified quay or ferry berth of the Archbishop of Lund,[9] some 20 kilometres (12 miles) to the north-east. Malmö was for centuries Denmark's second-biggest city. Its original name wa...

  • Locality Lund, Skåne, Sweden

    Project start 15.6.2018. Under construction Lund in english History Lund is sometimes mentioned as the oldest town or city in present-day Sweden, although it has only been a formal Swedish city for 300 years of its at least thousand year long history. It's so old that its origins are unclear, but was presumably existing by the end of the Viking Age. Until the 1980s, the town was thought t...

  • Locality Hässleholm, Skåne, Sweden

    Project start 15.6.2018 Under construction

  • Locality Ängelholm, Skåne, Sweden

    Project start 15.6.2018. Under construction