Solve a murder mystery with Kurt Wallander

A self-guided audio walking tour through Ystad, based on a Henning Mankell detective story

Distance
2.3 km
Start location
Sankt Knuts square
End location
Klosterdammen
Duration
1.5 hour(s)
Genre
Age rating
12+

59 kr

Two images, where the first is an illustration of Kurt Wallander standing in front of a photo screen, with his back turned towards us. In the second image, a person is on a walking tour, holding a smartphone in his hand. On the screen, a puzzle is visible
A man is standing by two half-timbered houses
A man is sitting on a bench next to Ystad klosterkyrka
A man standing in front of a half timbred house is holding up his smartphone
An image of an evidence folder. On it is a postit that says "Lamberg 1988"
A man is holding a smartphone. On the screen a puzzle is visible
A man is standing in front of a half-timbred house. He is looking at his phone
An image of an evidence folder containing a bloody shoe print
A man is holding a smartphone. On the screen is a portrait of a woman

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Join forces with Kurt Wallander in Ystad

Are you ready to step up to the plate and solve a murder? Head out on this Wallander-themed walking tour through Ystad to put your detective skills to the test! Experience this idyllic coastal town in a brand new way while you try to impress your police colleagues!

It is a chilly spring morning in 1988. Detective Chief Inspector Kurt Wallander is having breakfast at Fridolf’s cafe in Ystad when he is alerted by his colleague Martinsson that a local photographer has been found brutally murdered. The events of the murder are curious, and it becomes even more strange when Wallander finds a photo album that contains a grotesquely distorted image of himself at the crime scene.

A self-guided walking tour

This self guided audio walking tour has been created in cooperation with Leopard publishing. It is based on the short story “The Death of the Photographer”. It helps you trace the footsteps of Henning Mankell’s well known character Kurt Wallander through Ystad as he is trying to solve the murder of photographer Simon Lamberg. The tour starts at Sankt Knuts square and guides you to locations that are important in the Wallander universe, such as his favorite cafe and the apartment building where he lives. One of Wallander’s colleagues wants to test your police detective skills, and assigns you to solve the case. Maybe you have a future as a crime investigator ahead of you? It doesn’t matter if the Wallander novels are among your favorite stories or if you have never read them before. We promise, you’ll have an experience out of the ordinary either way!

Listen to Wallander’s story in the locations where it takes place, and take part of the investigation through the app. Collect evidence and look for clues in your surroundings to find out who the murderer is.

Join StoryTourist and step into the story!

Read this in — Deutsch, Svenska

How this tour works:

Your smartphone is your guide on this tour! After you have purchased the tour, you will:

  • Receive an email with login information and a link to download the GPS-based app which will show you the way.
  • Download the app while connected to Wi-Fi and log in using the login info provided. The tour you have purchased will be ready to download in the tour library.
  • Go to the starting point of the tour, open the app, put your headphones on and head out on your Ystad adventure!

Important information:

  • This is a location based experience. You have to be at the tour starting point in Ystad, Sweden to start this walking tour
  • This tour is available in English, Swedish and German
  • Once you have purchased the tour, it is your to keep. You can use it whenever you want and as many times as you would like.
  • This tour is pet friendly – feel free to bring your dog on this walk!
  • Public transport is available close to both the tour start point and end point
  • This tour is accessible for wheelchair users, but please note that some parts of the tour is cobbled
  • We recommend this tour from ages 12 and up, due to dark themes of the story

What to bring:

  • Your smartphone, with the StoryTourist app and the tour you purchased already downloaded. Make sure to be connected to Wi-Fi while downloading.
  • Headphones, for the best possible listening experience
  • Make sure that your smartphone battery is fully charged. If you know that your phone has poor battery capacity, it can be a good idea to bring a powerbank as well.

Ystad Tourist Office at St Knut's square

The tour starts here

Fridolf's café

Wallander sits down with a colleague at his favorite café to discuss a murder case.

Ziska parking garage

Wallander meets a witness who hands over some potential evidence material. Help him take a look at it!

The Photography Studio

You visit the scene of the crime with Wallander, and look for clues.

Mariagatan

Wallander is at home, reviewing the evidence found so far.

Munkgatan

You follow up on an interesting lead that takes you to this address.

The Simovic family parking lot

Mrs. Simovic phones in and reports something mysterious that has happened outside her house in the middle of the night. You rush there to investigate.

Bäckahästen café

Wallander meets a witness here, who has some interesting information to share about the murder victim.

Stortorget

Here you'll have a go at handwriting analysis.

Änglahuset

Wallander has a violent encounter with the murderer here. Will he be able the chase after them?

Greyfriars Abbey

Wallander confronts the culprit.

The Greyfriars Abbey pond

Wallander reflects upon the case.

Locations you'll visit on this tour:

  • Fridolf's café
  • Wallander's apartment building on Mariagatan
  • Bäckahästen Café
  • Stortorget
  • Änglahuset
  • The Greyfriars Abbey
  • The Greyfriars Abbey Pond
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