Welcome to Lund - The City of Ideas

Lund has a rich cultural life with the Cathedral in the city center. Things happen all year round with many different types of events.

The medieval city center is an oasis with live attractions, restaurants, cafes and shops in a wonderful walking environment.

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103 700


442,87 km²

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Lunds Tourist Bureau
Open 01 October - 30 April, Monday-Friday, 10-17 May and September, Monday-Friday, 10-17, Saturdays 10-14 01 June - 31 August, Monday-Friday, 10-19 Saturdays 10-15, Sundays 11-15



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Welcome to Lund - The City of Ideas

Lund has a rich cultural life with the Cathedral in the city center. Things happen all year round with many different types of events. The medieval city center is an oasis with live attractions, restaurants, cafes and shops in a wonderful walking environment.


Lunds History

Lund recorded history stretches back to the end of the 900s, when the city was founded by the Danish King Sven Tveskägg of Denmark. With more than a thousand years of history, Lund is one of the oldest cities in Sweden. However, Skåne was Danish and would remain so for over 600 hundred years. Lund was given a powerful mint early and so became its' 27 churches and monasteries, a significant curricula - and it was a church city already back in the Middle Ages. In 1658, Skåne Swedish with the peace in Roskilde, but the troubles were not over. Twenty years later, the Danes made a last attempt to regain Skåne. Karl XII's long-suffering army prevailed in the end, but the battle of Lund in 1678 ended with many dead and parts of the city burned. Even today you can clearly see traces of the Danish urban planning, especially how many inner city streets largely follow the medieval times structures which bands together inside a hexagonal-shaped fortress. A small piece of this grassland remains at Södertull. In addition to the Cathedral are many other buildings left from the Middle Ages and Renaissance Period. "Krognoshuset" which is in the middle of Mårtenstorget (Square) and "Liberiet" next to the Cathedral are among the oldest. Kungshuset (The King's House) from 1579 is in the middle of the park called Lundagård and was the residence for King Frederick II during his visits to Lund, but later was donated to the University.

See and Do



You can swim the whole year round in Lund. During the winter, there is"Högevallsbadet" and "Delphinenbadet." In the summer you can go to the beaches in South Sandby, Dalby, Veberöd, Genarp or Källbybadet at Klostergården. If you feel for a dip in the sea, it is just as close to bicycle as it is to Bjärred or Lomma.


Historical Museum

The museum was founded in 1805, and is Sweden's second largest archaeological museum. The collection contains many unique objects from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age, which shows the human and social development from the past to the Middle Ages. Among the museum's collections are also one of Scandinavia's oldest human artifacts dated to 5000 BC. Located In the same house is the Cathedral Museum, where the Cathedral's history is depicted by models and pictures.
Kraftstorg 1, Lund

The Culture, Tegnersplatsen

The Culture, or Culture History Museum (as it really is called), was founded in the 1890s by Georg Karlin and is the world's second oldest open-air museum. A museum in the heart of Lund. Permanent exhibitions mixed with the occasional guest performances. Features the present and past, broad and narrow, as well as education and entertainment. Activities of various kinds, at least a couple of times a week throughout the year. In an old professorsgård (professors garden) inside the area, is Lund University Museum, which depicts the history lessons in Lund from medieval to modern times.

The Sketcher's museum

The Sketcher's Museum is a different type museum of public art. With the help of over 20,000 sketches and models in various materials and techniques, shows how the artists' images and sculptures emerge and develop - from concept to finished works. In addition to the predominantly Nordic art are also world-class collections of works by French, Mexican, and African artists.
Finngatan 2, Lund


Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden is one of three parks located in Lund's city center, with much to experience and is visited by many. The park is important for teaching, educational activities and research and are owned and managed by Lund University. In the beautiful park there are more than 7,000 different kinds of plants.
Östra Vallgatan, Lund

Worth Seeing

Lunds Art Gallery

Lund Art Gallery was inaugurated in 1957 and shows exhibitions of International Contemporary Art.
Mårtenstorget, Lund

Lunds domkyrka

Lund offers a wide variety of attractions. The prime attraction which attracts thousands of visitors to Lund, is the Lund Cathedral. The Cathedral was constructed around the year 1100 and is considered as the Nordic region's finest cathedral in the Romanesque style. The current exterior is from the rebuilding and restoration by Helgo Zettervall in the 1800s. Among the attractions include the astronomical clock and the Jätten Finn (Giant).

The University Building

The University Building is beautifully located in Lundagård, and the house was completed in 1882. The front side features four crowned Sphinx's, which symbolizes the four original faculty. In the park, Lundagård, you can find Kungshuset (The King's House) which was built on the orders of the Danish King Frederick II.



Lund is Sweden's number one cycling city and without one, you'll quickly be noted as a tourist. If you want to experience this special feeling of pedaling to the medieval quarter around the Cathedral, you can rent bicycles from Lundahoj.
Bangatan 17, Lund


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