Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Streets of Lund: the history, buildings and flowers

When in Lund you cannot avoid a stroll around Lund's most fascinating streets. The typical Scanian architecture and atmosphere will lead you to continue walking the old streets of Lund: Adelgatan, Tomegapsgatan, S:t Annagatan will show you their best! Lets have a walk!

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Let's have a walk in sunny Lund! Spring is here!

It's so lovely weather in Lund now. +22 and lots of flowers. Let's have a walk in Lund and enjoy the beauty of the spring!

Blue snowdrops and University library

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Spring in Lund. Magnolia and cherry blossoms of Lund University

How does Lund look like during the spring? It looks amazing and so beautiful that we can’t explain it by words. You have to see it yourself! 

This winter decided to stay longer in Lund, so we still have some snow left. But in April everything starts. Lund will be covered by blossoms and flowers!

The most fascinating details of spring in Lund are, undoubtedly, magnolia flowers on the University Square. It starts to bud in April and up to the mid May you will enjoy the fantastic view!

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Let’s have a walk around Lund University buildings in city centre!

The institutes and faculties of Lund University are located all around Lund. But some of the most fascinating buildings you can see in the centre of the city – in Lundagård and surroundings.

Universitetshuset – The Main University building

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Uppåkra – the biggest city of the Iron and Vikings Ages in Scandinavia

Uppåkra Archaeological Centre produced a short presentation film in English, about the treasures of Uppåkra.

Dick Harrison, the professor of history in Lund University, is telling about the importance and uniqueness of Uppåkra - the biggest city formation in Iron Age and Vikings Age, located just a few kilometres from modern Lund.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Kungshuset - the King's House in Lund

Kungshuset (the King's House) is located in Lundagård – just few meters north from the Cathedral. It is one of the buildings in Lund with a great history behind. 

It was built by the Danish king Frederick II between 1578 and 1584 for the royal administration in Lund. Frederick II lived here for a few weeks in 1584 when his son Christian should be honoured as the next successor by the Scanian Council.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

The Lund Museum of Life (Livets museum)

Museum of Life is a museum of medical history and human body, located in the central part of Lund, on Lasaretsgatan, just to the left from  University library.

Here you can learn a lot about health, illness and medical treatments now and then. 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Small travel guide on Lund in ENGLISH from Destination Lund Sweden

Finally! We have the small travel guide “Destination Lund” in English!

It’s free of charge and suitable to all kinds of electronic devices.

You’ll find an information about Lund history, practicalities, how to get to Lund from the airport and much more. 

Please feel free to download it and to share it with your relatives and friends!

Welcome to Lund!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Klosterkyrkan - Saint Peter's monastery church

Saint Peter's monastery church (Klosterkyrkan) is one of the most amazing and wonderful parts of Medieval Lund. It was built in 12th century as a part of Benedictine Saint Peter's and Saint Maria's monastery. In the 14th century it was renovated and got walls with bricks, but the foundation with grey stones is left from the original church.

The Monastery church is one of the two churches in Lund survived the Danish Reformation (Lund Cathedral is another one). 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

All Saints Church (Allhelgonakyrkan) in Lund – the first newly built church since Medieval Age

All Saints Church is situated roughly 600 meters north of Lund Cathedral, close to Allhelgonabacken, the place where All Saints’ Monastery (Allhelgona klostret) was located during the Medieval. The address: Bredgatan, 34.

The church was designed by Helgo Zettervall in the Gothic revival style. The construction work began in 1887 and the church was opened on All Saints’ Day 1891. It was the first large newly built church in Lund since Medieval Age (unlike restorations and rebuilding). 

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art in Lund – Skissernas Museum

The museum of sketches (Skissernas Museum) in Lund focuses on the role of sketches in the artistic process. Since 1934, the Museum has collected sketches in many different materials for artworks intended for public spaces such as squares, town halls and schools. 

Friday, 2 February 2018

Liberiet – The Medieval building in Lund

The red-brick building close to Lund’s Cathedral is called Liberiet. By the name you can realise what was situated in it from the beginning – a library.

Liberiet was built in the second half of the 15th century as the Cathedral library. Originally, the book collection consisted of manuscripts made of parchment. The Cathedral book collection has grown fast after the development of book printing, so the library had to move to a new location.  

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Lund Carnival – 2018. Save the date! 18-20th of May

Soon it’s Lund Carnival time again!

A student carnival (Lundakarnevalen) takes place every fourth year and is arranged by about 5 000 students from Lund called “karnevalister”. The carnival is an old tradition in Lund, dating back to 1849, and each carnival has a different theme. 

The official poster from Carnival parade - 2014

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Saluhallen - Lund Market Hall

Have you ever been to Lund Market Hall (Saluhallen)? If not we highly recommend you to make a visit there.

Market hall is not just a market place but a cultural place with gastronomic traditions. And it is more than 100 years old.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Stortorget – The oldest square in Scandinavia

Stortorget, The Main Square, in Lund, is one of the absolutely oldest in Scandinavia! It got its shape in the end of the 10th century.

The same time Lund got its first church just about 150 metres west from the Main Square. That church was built as a stave church for the Danish king Sweyn Forkbeard, or Svend Tveskæg in Danish (Lund and Scania were Danish territories at that time), and it was a bishop church. Only a bishop was allowed to baptise people and the church in Lund had a baptismal as well.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The City Council House (Rådhus) in Lund

The City Council House (Rådhus) in Lund, locates on Main Square (Stortorget),  was opened in 1837, originally it hosted the Town Hall with a restaurant, refreshments room and a storage. There was a banquet hall also, Knutssallen, now the official ceremonies and events take place in this hall. 

After a 45 years the Town Hall's building became too small for the city administration. So this building was left to City Council House in 1899-1900. The City Council, the City Court, the magistrate, the police and others were located here.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Happy Birthday to Destination Lund! We are one year old!

Destination Lund has a Birthday today! We are one year old! 

As a non-profit organisation we are doing volunteer work and haven’t any employees. Our enthusiastic volunteers are telling about Lund history and culture and trying to encourage you to come and visit our wonderful city. 

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Winter walk in snowy Lund

It is a very nice experience to catch the snow in Lund! According to statistical data Lund has about 7-14 days of snow every winter. It doesn't mean that it has to be two weeks of snow in Lund. Not at all. The snow is usually coming for one-two days and then just melting away because of plus degrees outside. But these one-two days are so amazing and charming in Lund! You can't just sit inside, you are hurrying to the city centre to catch a fantastic winter atmosphere. Lucky those who managed to visit snowy Lund.

Destination Lund invites you to join our snowy city walk!

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Lund University Library - one of the most fascinating buildings in Lund

One of the most beautiful and famous buildings in Lund is the University library locates at Helgonabaken in the northern corner of Lund centre.  Designed by Alfred Hellerström, it was built in 1907. Here moved the University library located previously in King’s House (Kungshuset) in Lundagård. 

Monday, 15 January 2018

Lund Cathedral - the most beautiful and attractive cathedral in Scandinavia

The most wonderful and amazing church in Nordic is Lund Cathedral. It is also one of the most visiting churches in Sweden with more than 700 000 visitors per year. In 2023 it will celebrate 900 years.  

The Lutheran Cathedral is the seat of the bishop of Lund of the Church of Sweden. It was Catholic archiepiscopal of Scandinavia until the Danish Reformation in 1536. 

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Lund is a perfect place to visit all the year around

There is no such a thing as a "best time to visit" according to Lund because Lund is wonderful all the year around. And most of all - there are a lot of activities and events happening in Lund every month. So it's just to choose a month or an activity you would like to participate and see.

Destination Lund Sweden made a short film about Lund-2018 where we show the upcoming events and activities in Lund this year.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Time to plan your summer trip. The summer walk in Lund

Welcome to Lund! This phrase you will read quite often on our pages. Because it is true - Lund is a perfect travel destination for everybody. With this link we want to show you our film about main attractions in Lund, so you can plan your visit. Just remember that it's just a small part of Lund's cultural and historical heritage. We are planning to make a few short films about Lund culture and history.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Lund is probably the oldest Nordic city

Lund is the one of the oldest Nordic cities. Historical documents and archeological discoveries show that Lund was founded around 990 by the Danish Viking king Svend Forkbeard (Svend Tveskæg). He built the first Bishops Church in what calls today Kattesund, and a Main square (Stortorget) which still looks the same as one thousand years ago.

The archeological research continues. According to the archeologists, Maria Cinthio and Anders Ödman, the coffins found on the northern side of Lund Cathedral (see photo) can be dated back to 979-980 A.D. 

Small travel guide on Lund in ENGLISH from Destination Lund Sweden

Finally! We have the small travel guide “Destination Lund” in English! It’s free of charge and suitable to all kinds of electro...