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.  

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...