Östra Göinge, a rural idyll. In the far south of Sweden, close to the Continent of Europe is the province of Skåne. The province comprises 33 municipalities, one of which Östra Göinge. Of the approximately 14,000 people who live in this very distinctive region, it covers 435 km2, 80% live in one of the larger communities: Broby, Knislinge, Hanaskog, Glimåkra and Sibbhult.
Much of the charm of Östra Göinge lies in its diversity. It is here in the northeast of Skåne that the forests of the neighbouring province of Småland merge into the open, rolling countryside of Skåne. Glittering lakes and the mighty river Helgeå are a natural haven for a stunning variety of flora and fauna.
Living in Östra Göinge
The choice of accommodation is not only diverse it is affordable. Here you can live close to the water, in the heart of a beech forest or in a bustling community.
Östra Göinge is ideal for growing families; most communities in the municipality have childcare centres and schools and there is a well résuméd senior high school where students can begin to carve a future career.
The rural setting allows residents to enjoy the best of the countryside without missing the services provided by larger communities. There are good bus services throughout the region and it is easy to travel by public transport or private car to major airports and the Continent. The airport at Kristianstad is just 40 minutes from Broby.
Everyone knows that exercise is good for body and mind – here you can exploit all the benefits of tamed and untamed countryside and let your mind absorb the many impressions and joys. The district of Göinge, often referred to as the most southerly wilderness in Sweden, is known for its deep forests and fascinating wetlands and lakes. Once an important lifeline for the transportation of rocks, timber and people, Lake Immeln is now known as an idyllic spot for canoeing and kayaking.
Östra Göinge’s cultural heritage and arts and crafts stimulate the senses – films, theatre, literature, music and not least your own creativity. The exhibitions at Wanås manor encourage you to reflect, meditate, and become playfully alive to hitherto unexplored areas of your mind.
Welcome to Östra Göinge!
Senast uppdaterad: Anna Wittgren 2007-07-02