Lund is a vibrant city of contrasts. Here, among cobblestones and half-timbered houses, you meet people from all over the world and there is always something going on. The University and its close on 40,000 students make a clear impact on the city, with student burlesques, student bars and lively cafes. The Middle Ages is ever present in Lund's beautiful city centre, but the future is being created just a stone's throw away.
Lund is one of the oldest cities in Sweden, founded by the Danish king Sweyn Forkbeard around 990 AD. When you approach the city you see the cathedral towers – locally called "Lunna pågar" from a distance. Lund Cathedral is one of Skåne's most popular destinations attracting around 700,000 visitors per year. This magnificent cathedral is the best example of Romanesque architecture in Scandinavia, with beautiful sacred stained glass windows and an outstanding pulpit from the late 16th Century.
Just a stone's throw from the cathedral is the world's second oldest open-air museum, Kulturen. The museum consists of two exciting areas with historic buildings and gardens. Step into the houses and experience life in the city and in the countryside, from the Middle Ages to the 1930s.
Unique, calming oasis
Walk through Lund 's old quarter to the unique art museum, The Museum of Sketches. Collections start in the sculpture park with world-renowned sculptures. Inside the museum you will see sketches and models of famous works of art. The botanical garden, Lund’s oasis, is just a block away. In addition to its greenhouses and thousands of plant species, the park serves as a soothing and inspiring place for the garden's hundreds of thousands of annual visitors.
On the outskirts of Lund
Flyinge, on the outskirts of Lund, is one of the world's oldest operational stud farms. It is a unique equestrian centre frequented by both horse enthusiasts and people interested in history. Dalby, just 15 minutes to the east by bus, boasts the oldest stone church in the Nordics. The Holy Cross Church is beautifully situated on the hill overlooking the plain and the sea in the distance.
This manual gives you as a tour operator or coach holiday organisers great tips for activities to make your visit to Lund something special.
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Are you a group and would like a guided tour outside the regular program the best alternative is to book your own guide. Here you will find a list of recommended guides.
Lund Cathedral is one of Sweden's most visited church. Here you will find information on how to proceed if you want to make a visit as a group.
Here you will find information about bus parking in Lund.
Do you have any questions or want more tips and inspiration for your trip to Lund, you are welcome to contact Lund Tourist Center.