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...