Wallander tourism has become a big earner for the town, with more than 25 million books sold globally in 37 languages. And with the BBC's 3 films shot in the town starring Kenneth Branagh, it's about to get bigger. The films were based on 3 novels in the Wallander series: Sidetracked, Firewall and One Step Behind.
Previously, the books have been adapted to the screen in Swedish, starring actors Rolf Lassgård and – later on – Krister Henriksson in the role of inspector Wallander.
There are guided tours of essential locations and maps in English from the local tourist office enabling you to follow “in Wallander's footsteps”.
Visit the web site www.wallander.ystad.se/en - the guide is also available as an iPhone app for downloading, and as a pdf for browsing, and provides the opportunity to explore this pleasant medieval town at your own and cast your mind back to the relevant crime scenes from the films and the books.
Posted at Fri, 04/30/2010 - 16:55