What to do and see in Lund, Sweden: The Best Places and Tips

February 11, 2018 Leonarda Pillsbury

Among the oldest cities in Sweden, Lund was founded in the late 10th century. The stalwart Lund Cathedral is almost as old as the settlement itself; it was built in traditional Romanesque style and contains a beautiful astronomical clock, five organs and an ancient crypt. Explore charming Jakriborg, a modern residential area that emulates a medieval town, then head to the beautiful Botanical Gardens.
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1. Lund Cathedral

Kyrkogatan 6, Lund, Sweden +46 46 35 87 00
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4.5 based on 884 reviews

Lund Cathedral

Every year more than 700,000 people visit Lund Cathedral, Swedens most visited Church. People of all ages and types are attracted here for a variety of reasons. Besides those who attend services or seek spiritual renewal, there are many tourists groups from different countries, school classes as well as visiting parties from other churches and congregations. Lund Cathedral was consecrated in 1145, and contains many well-known artifacts and features of considerable historical interest. Please don´t miss to visit the Cathedral Forum, Domkyrkoforum, a brand new modern building just south of the Cathedral. Here you can see two films about the Cathedral, drink coffee/tea, and get information.

Reviewed By leffex - Pietarsaari, Finland

Every time, when I travel to Lund I visit this mighty church founded in 1080. I also took a look at crypt, which is identified by its numerous and densely built pillars. The pillars are very different in style and were built by the architect Donatus. The most famous pillar is the one with the statue of a man embracing it. Local legend tells that the figure is Finn the Giant, builder of the Cathedral.

2. Botanical Gardens (Botaniska Tradgarden)

20 Oestra Vallgatan, Lund 223 61, Sweden +46 46 222 73 20
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4.5 based on 444 reviews

Botanical Gardens (Botaniska Tradgarden)

Reviewed By Giorgio B - Lund, Sweden

The Lund Botanical Gardens are best visited during the lush spring-to-summer time, where they are at their very best, with an explosion of colours, all the plants around you emanating their fragrances, and the relaxed crowd of visitors that makes for great people-watching. Find a bench and enjoy.

3. Kulturen in Lund - Museum of Cultural History and Open-Air Museum

Tegnersplatsen, Lund 223 50, Sweden +46 46 35 04 00
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4.5 based on 281 reviews

Kulturen in Lund - Museum of Cultural History and Open-Air Museum

Kulturen is a nonprofit organization managing a number of museums and open-air museums at several locations in Skane, the southernmost county of Sweden. The main part of the activities is conducted at Kulturen in Lund, which is two blocks in central Lund filled with historic buildings and beautiful Gardens for you to visit. Step into our houses and experience life in the city and the countryside, from the Middle Ages to the 1930s. You can also choose from among twenty Exhibitions - from folk art to modern design, from medieval history to the present day, from local culture to world culture. There is always hustle and bustle at Kulturen in Lund. Here we celebrate high festivals and our own traditions such as Children's Day and Ghost Night and we offer an extensive visitor's program for all ages. When you get hungry, you can eat at the restaurant or grab a snack at our cozy cafe. Our other visitor destinations are e.g. Kulturen's Östarp, where you can experience a farm environment from the 1800s, Hökeriet, which is the oldest grocery store in Lund, The Museum of Life (Livets museum), which is about the human body functions, and the Museum of Medical History in Helsingborg, about how the perception of health and illness has changed over time. Kulturen conducts educational and scientific activities throughout the entire field of cultural history. A major part of our work consists of storage provisioning, documentation, and collection care. We also carry out assignments within archaeology and building preservation. Kulturen was founded in 1882 and has more than 3.500 members. As a member you support our work and help us to safeguard our cultural heritage for future generations. Our members also have free admission to Kulturen in Lund and nine other open-air museums in the Nordic region, including Skansen in Stockholm and Den gamle by in Aarhus (Denmark). Kulturen recieves operating grants from Region Skåne, Lund Municipality, and Sjöbo Municipality.

Reviewed By V A - Lund, Sweden

The food is really good, but one guest sneezed on the food and went around the buffet and touched every cutlery available, and no waiter cared about that - resulting in me and my kids and husband ended up with the same flu the guest had.

Svanegatan, Lund 222 29, Sweden +46 46 35 75 00
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4.5 based on 112 reviews

Stadsparken

Reviewed By gullabella - Lund, Sweden

The park is beautiful and an oasis to stroll around and have picknicks. Just avoid to go there April 30 when more than 20000 youngsters are celebrating that spring has arrived. Unfortunately more or less drunk all of them. But all others days it s a fantastic place

5. Skrylle Nature reserve

161 Hardeberga, Lund 247 91, Sweden +46 76 133 53 73
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4.5 based on 65 reviews

Skrylle Nature reserve

Reviewed By Yogaboho - Lund, Sweden

Green oasis just outside Lund- 10-15 min by car or bus( these run on regular schedule- swedish style, everybody should be able to make it out in nature). It's a fun and pretty- and quite civillized lillte forrst plantation offering nice views and different runs and activities. Ther's a small but interesting outdoor museum as well asxcommunal areas for bbq-ing and a real gym! Great get away for adults and kids.

6. Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art

Finngatan 2, Lund 223 62, Sweden +46 46 222 72 83
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4.5 based on 59 reviews

Skissernas Museum – Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art

Reviewed By wecNormandie - normandie

when you walk through the door into the museum and your reaction is just wow! The presentation of the art works is breathtaking. The staff are lovely and very knowledgeable. I went back several times and each time found something that caught my gaze. the restaurant is stunning too... for a meal or for fika either way you will enjoy the experience. I will be back for sure!

7. All Saints Church, Lund

34 Bredgatan, Lund 222 21, Sweden +46 35 88 00
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

All Saints Church, Lund

Reviewed By Nils62 - Curitiba, PR

All Saints Church in Lund is a real surprise and definitely worth a visit. The interior is simply stunning. Don't miss it.

8. Lund University Main Building

2 Paradisgatan, Lund 223 50, Sweden
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

Lund University Main Building

Reviewed By Jose C

It in one of the good universities in Sweden, the place itself is interesting to visit and learn about Swedish development and improvements that support the whole country.

9. Lund University Historical Museum (Historiska Museet)

1 Kraftstorg, Lund 223 50, Sweden +46 46 222 79 44
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Lund University Historical Museum (Historiska Museet)

Reviewed By Giorgio B - Lund, Sweden

The Historical Museum at Lund is not huge, but it manages to span the ages through its thematic halls. The exhibit are well displayed and the descriptions are good.
In addition to the permanent exhibits, the Museum offers also very interesting temporary Exhibitions.
Well worth a visit.

10. Saluhallen i Lund

1 Maartenstorget, Lund 223 51, Sweden
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Saluhallen i Lund

Reviewed By Phayao13 - Stockholm

In the Market Hall you will find some of the city's best specialty stores for food, drinks and delicacies.If you get hungry during the visit, you will find restaurants with different profiles and quality.In great contrast to all the impersonal malls that grows outside the cities.Terrin & Wine is a place that will surprise on many levels.

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