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Guide to historical Lund and its cultural heritage

Guide to historical Lund and its cultural heritage

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Palaestra et Odeum

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Palaestra et Odeum is located on Universitetsplatsen (University Square) and owned by Lund University. The building was designed by Helgo Zettervall and built in 1883. Previously, the botanical gardens were situated on this site and behind the façade lie the remains of the Orangery that once stood here dating from the mid-18th century. Originally, the […]

“Rymdfält av frid” (Space of Peace)

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The sculpture “Rymdfält av frid” (Space of Peace) from 1972, was created by the Spanish artist Eduardo Chillida. It is a square block of granite situated on the city square, Stortorget, in front of the City Hall.    The artwork remains unfinished. Chillida’s intention with the black granite sculpture is to focus attention on all the […]

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Liberiet

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Liberiet was built during the 15th century and served as the cathedral library during the Middle Ages. Its name comes from the Danish word “liberi”, meaning collection of books or library, which in turn can be traced to the Latin word for book, “liber”. This is the only building that still remains today out of […]

  Publicerad 11 August, 2019

Kulturen – The Museum of Cultural History in Lund

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It started at Midsummer 1882, when some students in Lund decided to found the Association for the Cultural History of Southern Sweden. The central figure in this group of enthusiasts, whose first interest was rural dialects, was Georg J:son Karlin, the son of a clergyman from Huaröd, in the middle of Skåne (Scania). In the […]

  Publicerad 5 October, 2015

Kristallen (The Crystal) – an environmentally smart building

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The municipal building, Kristallen, situated on the west side of the railway, north of Lund Central Station, was inaugurated in April 2014. Parts of the social administration as well as the city planning office, technical administration and environmental administration now occupy the building. With 11,000 square metres of office space, the new building can accommodate […]

  Publicerad 22 April, 2015

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Carl von Linné and The Linné Statue

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Standing at Petriplatsen outside the city library is the statue of Carl von Linné (Carl Linnaeus), who studied in Lund from 1727 to 1728. The statue, by Ansgar Almqvist (1889-1973), was erected in 1938 to commemorate the hundred year anniversary of Linné’s studies in Lund. Carl von Linné was born in Råshult, Småland on May […]

The City Council House (Rådhuset)

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The City Council House, completed in 1837, was originally the Town Hall. Located inside the building was a celebrated restaurant, refreshments room and storage room for the city’s accounts. On the top floor was the large banquet hall, Knutssalen. Here hung the mirrors and chandeliers from 1824 designed by Professor G. Fr. Hetsch from the […]

Lund City Hall

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Lund City Hall is situated in the main square, Stortorget, in the centre of Lund. It was designed by architect Klas Anshelm and built in 1968. The building is internationally acclaimed for its design and visited annually by architectural students from all over the world. Lund City Hall is the venue for concerts, lectures, seminars, […]