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Yxornas Häll och Stenkilsristningen 2017
Yxornas Häll och Stenkilsristningen 2017 | Photo: Rickard Törnblad (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Mini-Map of Sweden with marker at Simrishamns Kommun

Yxornas Häll och Stenkilsristningen

Rock carvings near Simrishamn

Yxornas Häll och Stenkilsristningen are two areas with rock carvings from the Bronze Age. They are located on the southern outskirts of Simrishamn, on the coast of the municipality of Simrishamns Kommun.

Stenkilsristningen is the first place where rock carvings were discovered and documented in Österlen. There are 65 images and 100 so-called bowls, round depressions that are up to a few centimetres deep. The images show ships, people, horses and other motifs.

Yxornas Häll is even larger and was discovered at the end of the 19th century by stonemasons who ran a quarry on site. Over 200 carvings, including many axes, ships and also bowls. The area covers a total of 150 square metres.

Discovering the rock carvings

Yxornas Häll is located in a meadow directly on the road leading to the centre of Simrishamn. From there, a 750-metre-long marked path leads you to Stenkilsristningen in a small forest to the west. Both places are well-maintained and you can discover more interesting facts on information signs.

A large rest area right by the sea offers you a view over the water, as well as tables and benches and a toilet facility.

272 37 Simrishamn
55°32′20.5″N 14°21′19.9″E

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