Home to one of Sweden’s oldest universities, Lund lies at the southernmost tip of the country and was initially founded as part of Denmark. It’s set around the cobblestone streets of old town where the centuries-old Lund Cathedral stands, overlooking the Danish-built “King’s House” in Lundagård Park.
Things to do in Lund
Visit Lund Cathedral, one of the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries. It features imposing Romanesque architecture dating back to 1103. Time your visit for midday when the elaborate astronomical clock of Lund Cathedral puts on its show.
A short walk from the cathedral takes you past some of Lund University’s most impressive buildings, including the Main University Building and the Lund University Library. Visit the Lund University Historical Museum, where archaeological relics from Uppåkra are on display, many of which date back to the Stone and Bronze ages.
Another can’t-miss sight is the Kulturen, an open-air museum comprised of beautifully-preserved Medieval-period and replica rural buildings. Witness the evolution of Scandinavian agricultural architecture and wander through the interiors where historical artefacts and handicrafts are showcased.
Want a unique art gallery experience? Head to the Museum of Sketches, which focuses on the artistic process that goes on behind the scenes. Follow the development of ideas through the sketches and models created by international and Swedish artists before tackling their final pieces.
Getting around Lund
Lund is a 10-minute train ride from Malmö and just under an hour from Copenhagen and the Copenhagen Airport at Kastrup. Lund is relatively small and easy to get around on foot, with bikes available for rent at stations throughout the city.