Everything is close at hand here in Lund, making it the perfect city to discover on foot or by bike. You are sure to find your favourites among all the exciting experiences and attractions available here. Join us through sixteen exciting and interesting stops.
Lund is one of Sweden’s oldest cities. It was founded by the Danish king Sweyn Forkbeard around the year 990. You can still see clear traces of the layout from its Danish period, as the inner city streets largely follow the medieval pattern.
Lund’s Cathedral was built in the Middle Ages – its oldest parts are from 1085. The remarkable astronomical clock dates from the 1440s and Finn the Giant is found in the crypt. South of the cathedral is the Cathedral Forum, which enhances a visit to the cathedral.
Address: Kyrkogatan 6, Lund
The Historical Museum in Lund is Sweden’s second largest archaeological museum. Exhibits include finds from excavations of the Iron Age town of Uppåkra and numerous objects from Skåne’s Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.
Address: Kraftstorg 1, Lund
The University Site quadrangle was designed by Helgo Zettervall to unite the university building with the Academic Society, located opposite. Lundagårdshuset is located on its south side and Palaestra et Odeum on its north.
Address: Sandgatan 2, Lund
Lund’s oldest grocery shop is located in a traditional timber building from about 1815. Today, you can purchase food and craft items here, or relax with a “fika” in their small cafe.
Address: Sankt Annegatan, Lund
The Museum of Life explains the human body using modern technology and historical objects to illustrate health, disease and medicine, past and present.
Address: Lasarettsgatan 5B, Lund
The new University Library was designed in the neo-Gothic style by the architect Alfred Hellerström and opened to the public in 1907. Today, the library has more than 100 km of shelving covering practically every language and
Address: Helgonavägen 2, Lund
The Museum of Sketches houses the university’s collection of sketches and models of public art. Its focus on the artistic process and on art within the public space makes the museum globally unique.
Address: Finngatan 2, Lund
The Botanical Garden is an oasis in the centre of Lund, with 7000 plants and greenhouses spanning nine climate zones.
Address: Östra Vallgatan 20, Lund
Kulturen comprises two blocks in central Lund packed with historical buildings and environments that you can visit. Step into the buildings and experience urban and rural life, from the Middle Ages to the 1930s. The museum also has some twenty exhibitions, as well as programme activities for all ages.
Address: Tegnérsplatsen 6, Lund
Lund’s art gallery displays and discusses contemporary art. It operates at a high international standard, yet has a clear regional anchoring. The gallery opened in 1957 and was designed by the architect Klas Anshelm.
Address: Mårtenstorget 3, Lund
Saluhallen market hall has been a meeting place for foodies in Lund since 1909. It offers some of the city’s best speciality shops for food, drink and delicatessen.
Address: Mårtenstorget 1, Lund
To cope with the population growth of the 1870s the "New Town" district was built, and given the nickname Nöden (Wasteland) because many poor people lived here. In the 1960s and 70s, calls were made to demolish the whole area. This was never done and today several blocks of old houses remain.
Address: Blocks around Korsgatan, Trädgårdsgatan, Mariagatan och Hospitalsgatan
The City Park is the most important green space for the inhabitants of Lund. Here you can visit the Garden of Sun and Shade, the Nordic Jungle and the Söderlyckan skatepark. You can also work out in the outdoor gym, enjoy a picnic in the green grass, or have a coffee at the centuries-old Stadsparkscaféet.
Address: Gyllenkroks allé, Lund
The ruins are those of Lund’s second-largest medieval church, which dates from 1050. Entry through the restaurant or Föreningen Gamla Lund.
Address: Kattesund 6A, Lund
The pharmacy Apoteket Svanen has been on the same site since the mid-17th century and is a treasure trove of medical history. The walnut furnishings with inlays of different woods date from the turn of the last century. Today, Svanen is a regular pharmacy, but with an unusually long and rich history.
Address: Kyrkogatan 5, Lund
Esaias Tegnér (1782-1846), was one of Sweden's most important writers and poets of his generation. During his time in Lund, 1799-1826, he spent some time living in this house on the street Stora Gråbrödersgatan. Part of Tegnér's home has been recreated inside the museum using original furnishings and various mementos associated with Tegnér.
Address: Stora Gråbrödersgatan 11, Lund
With the Be Here Then app in your phone, you can take a digital city walk through Lund and see what the city looked like a hundred years ago. The app is free to download.
Try the self-guided city walk through Lund, based on the true story of the student murder in Locus Peccatorum - The House of Sins on Tegnérsplatsen.