Of course we are willing to show you the famous highlights of Lund. These highlights are part of our history and parts of our lives. However, Destination Lund Greeters also want to show interesting places and things about our old historical city that you will not find in a guidebook or are hard to discover if you are just strolling around.
Lund a thousand years ago
Lund was founded in the 960th or 970th, which makes it the oldest city in Sweden. But how did it start and why just here?
Join a walk around the city of Lund, visit some of the oldest places and listen to the stories about how the city was founded, more than 1000 years ago!
Medieval city of Lund
Lund became a Swedish city 1658. Before that, it was part of the Danish kingdom for almost 700 years. During the Danish time, Lund was the Christianity center and the Danish archbishops residence in about 500 years.
Join a walk around the city of Lund, visiting some of the most important places during the medieval time.
The papal city
Lund became a Swedish city in 1658, before that it was a part of the Danish kingdom for almost 700 years. During the Danish medieval time, Lund was the archbishop papal center for almost 500 years. There were 24 churches and four monasteries, but only two churches remains today, the Lund Cathedral and the monastery church.
Join us on a walk around the city of Lund, visiting some of the places were the churches and monasteries were located in the medieval city. We will show you the small beautiful monastery church, telling about how it looked like when it was the home of Benedictine nuns.
The humor city
A statue that not exists, the definition of “lagom” (“just right”), and the meridian showing the academic quarter (the traditional fifteen-minutes discrepancy between the time a (university) lecture officially will start (according to schedule) and the time it actually starts).
Those are some of the humorous, often student initiated, attractions we will show you on a short walk in Lund.
The allotments of Lund
There are 18 allotment areas in Lund, all of them open for visitors during the summer time (from April to September 2020). Four of the allotment areas are more than 100 years old. The allotments have small cottages, and many are a little weed, which just make them even more charming.
Join us on a short walk to one of the oldest allotment areas, where we will tell you about them.
The Botanic garden
The botanic garden in Lund is more than 150 years old. It is a beautiful oasis all year around, containing more than 7 000 different plant spices and nice greenhouses. Many visitors find the garden, but misses some of the unknown attractions, which may not be that visible.
Join us on a walk to the Botanic garden, where we will tell you about the history and showing some of the less visible, but interesting attractions.