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The Lund Botanical Garden is one of the most comprehensive and cutting-edge botanical facilities in Scandinavia, or for that matter, the world. In addition to the extensive outdoor gardens which showcase species from northern Europe and anywhere else that can survive the brutal weather conditions of the north there are also no less than nine enclosed greenhouses that shelter diverse and in some cases extremely rare plant life from several tropical and subtropical biomes, so it makes an interesting stopoff even in winter. This makes for a wonderful place to visit if you're student of the sciences, a gardening buff, or just a lover of green and tranquil spaces.
Lunds Universitet, or the University of Lund, is one of Scandinavia's oldest and most prestigious universities. When you encounter a person in Sweden who is successful in politics, art, business or intellectual achievement, chances are decent that they studied here. It is a synonym for all the things that university life entails: intellectualism, liberalism, research, political discourse, and not least, partying as well. The university itself is huge- too spread out and massive to be visible at a single sight, it is far larger than the couple of plazas and building developments that are most obviously visible near the center of Lund, and even has affiliated faculties and branches in other cities throughout the region and the nation. The university also houses several museums, and these are likely to be of most interest to visitors not considering attending school here.
This beautiful old Cathedral was built in the 12th Century, and was for many centuries the seat of the Archbishopric that included all of Scandinavia. Today, the Cathedral is still a major center of the Lutheran church in Sweden, and also functions as a cultural and community center for church-based activities in the town.
The Lundagård dates from Lund's earliest days as the seat of a medieval bishopric. From its humble beginnings as the open space of a small walled town to a modern space for recreation of an urban population, it has remained green and pleasant down through the centuries. It's adjacent to the Domkyrka cathedral.
This library is known far and wide as one of the most impressive and comprehensive in Europe. It contains a massive collection of books and other media in several languages, and its collection of antique books and written materials are particularly impressive. The library also functions to a certain extent as a historical museum of Lund, having been in place for generations.
Running between Clemenstorget and Sankt Laurantiigaten, the street Bredgatan 3 is marked by beautiful trees on either sides. You will find many cafes, restaurants, museums and art galleries along this street. Serving as an important landmark, this street is very popular amongst the locals and is an important venue for diverse range of social and cultural events.
Located in the heart of the city, Allhelgonakyrkan, or All Saints Church, is a stunning historical and architectural landmark. It was built in 1887 by Helgo Zettervall as the Lund All Saints Parish. The neo-Gothic architectural style is exemplified in splendid arches, ornate chandeliers, and glass-stained panels representing depictions from the Holy Bible. The commanding 72-meter (236 feet) church tower is one of tallest structures in Lund.
Klosterkyrkan, commonly known as St. Peter's Priory, is a historical landmark in the heart of the city. Originally built in the 12th Century, in what was then Denmark, it was rebuilt and expanded in the 14th Century. Explore the chandeliers, arches and exposed bricks that exemplifies a blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles of architecture. The church is dedicated to Saint Mary and Saint Peter, and hosts weekly services and prayer meetings.
Maryhill is a quaint garden in Lund. Located a mile from the Norra Kyrkogården, it is a private park and is occasionally open to public. It hosts cultural events and programs, and is popular among locals for recreation.
Sankt Hans Hill is a popular local park in Lund. This green space was formerly a dumping site and is now replete with verdant lawns, lush gardens, hills and a winding stream. Some of the recreational activities include horse-riding trails, jogging and cycling tracks, disc golf course, winter sledding, playgrounds and barbecue pits. Its altitude of 278 feet (85 meters) above sea level offers picturesque views of the city and beyond.
Dalby Söderskog is a sprawling national park in Skåne County. Located a short distance from Lund, this park was established in 1918 and sprawls across 0.36 square kilometers (0.14 square miles). A major characteristic is its broad-leaved groves and deciduous forest. The lime and chalk topography attracts diverse flora and fauna such as exotic birds, spring flowers and foliage.
Holy Cross Priory is a significant historic landmark located in the heart of Dalby. It has its origins in the 11th Century and has over the years undergone several expansions and restorations. This granite Augustinian monastery exemplifies the Romanesque style of architecture and its sandstone baptismal font is said to be one of the oldest in Scandinavia.