Kivik

Quiet fishing village but still so alive. Of all the communities and villages in Österlen, Kivik is perhaps the best known, and for many reasons. Kivik Market, Apple Market, Kivik Art Centre, Kivik muster, well, the list goes on.

On the harbour level in the village is Buhres fish which is a crowd-puller of great proportions. The muster hall, with the production of a variety of products using fruit as a raw material, employs many people and spreads the name of Kivik across the country. The range of shops, cafés, bed & breakfast establishments, hotels and restaurants, as well as dentists, hairdressers, bus companies, haulage firms, a local museum, a petrol station, a cinema, a bakery, a retirement home and schools is impressive.

The buildings are of a very mixed character, from old half-timbered houses down in the older parts of the village along winding narrow streets to ultra-modern villas near Moriabacken. Fritiof Nilsson the Pirate stands statue down the harbour, his book "Bombi Bitt and I" is a classic and many of the Pirate's tales are set in Kivik.

The field is classified as a Natura 2000 site, mainly because of the high natural value of the sandy soils. The rare sandy steppe habitat type occurs here and occasionally skylarks nest on the sparsely vegetated land. Below the steep embankment, a road leads from Kivik past the beach to the next small fishing village, White mole. Simrishamn is about 19 kilometres south and Kristianstad 55 kilometres north.

From Kivik there are good bus connections both north and south. Byalaget at Kivik: info(at)byalagetpakivik.se. Kivik is home to Österlen's oldest local history museum, established in the 1890s. It tells the history of Kivik, from the Stone Age to the present day.

Here you will learn more about fishing and shipping from when Kivik was one of Sweden's largest shipping communities, how the poor peasant life could create a breeding ground for entrepreneurship and Sweden's Apple Kingdom and how Scandinavia's largest market has its roots in a trade network from the mysterious Bronze Age Kivik tomb and the mythical Iron Age Maletofta ...
Read much more at www.kiviksmuseum.se.

 

 

 

 

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