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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.
Drottningtorget also known as the Queen Square is one of the ancient and important squares of the city. Named in the honor of the Queen Frederica of Baden, it has been hosting markets, since 1818. The peaceful area gets a colorful look when the locals and tourists head here for the flea markets. Food-stalls, antique dealers and other vendors display an assortment of goods here. While you are in Malmo, do attend the fun markets held at the Drottningtorget.
Late 19th Century church. The building is hexagonally shaped.
This university is the second largest in Scania, and is located in downtown Malmö. It's relatively new but has quickly grown into the ninth largest university in Sweden. The campus is modern and inviting, and features a cafe as well that is a good place for reading, meeting friends or catching up on some work.
Historically, St. Petri Kyrka is the main house of worship in Malmo and is one of the largest in all of southern Sweden. Built in the 14th-Century, this Gothic church is one of the oldest remaining structures in the city. It is the site of community gatherings, concerts and of course regular worship services. Guided tours are also offered.
This gorgeous synagogue was built in 1903 and no thanks to the anti-semitic policies of the Nazis, is one of the few remaining prewar Synagogues in northern Europe. Its lofty interior is spacious, solemn and serene, and its services and tours are a moving experience for the Jewish faithful and gentiles alike.
This house, built by prominent Malmö resident Jörgen Kock in the 18th Century, is an artifact of a bygone era and a very-well preserved piece of local history and architecture. It now houses a well-regarded restaurant, but there are also several nods to the building's rich heritage.