Lund is a quite small city in Skåne, the southern part of Sweden. Lund is often called Sweden’s typical student city because of the many students that can be found at the Lund University. Out of 100.000 habitants – 33.000 are enrolled at the University.
Lund is one of the oldest cities in Sweden. Because of this, the city is often considered one of the most favorite Swedish cities among tourists. There are plenty of historic squares, churches and typical houses throughout the city.
On of the most populare things to do in Lund is to visit the famous Lund Cathedral (In Swedish: Domkyrkan). It was consecrated in 1145 and contains many well-known artefacts and features of considerable historical interest. One can enjoy a moment listening to some wonderful organ music, church services while seeing the wonderful church artifacts. Definitely a good moment while in Lund.
The City centre is another tourist attraction in Lund. It is a small district where you can find lots of dining, and shopping options. The city centre is quite small and it is easy to walk around the city by foot. There are a bunch of cosy cafés serving nice coffee around the city centre.
If you want to go out of the city and visit a beach you can head to Bjärred which is just a few miles away. There’s a very long pier stretching out into the water and at the end of it you will find a restaurant and the very popular open-air bath. Here you can enjoy a breathtaking view out of the sauna window and cool off in the sea. The meeting between the hot and cold brings endorphins to life and makes each visit an experience.
Lund, like the rest of southern Sweden, has an oceanic climate. Despite its northern location, the climate is relatively mild compared to other locations in similar latitude, or even somewhat further south, mainly because of its proximity to the sea. Because of its northerly latitude, daylight lasts as long as 17 hours in midsummer, and only around 7 hours in midwinter.
Summers are warm and pleasant with average high temperatures of 22 °C (72 °F) and lows of around 14 °C (57 °F), but temperatures do sometimes exceed 25 °C (77 °F) and occasional heat waves are common during the summer. Winters are cold, with temperatures steady between −1 to 3 °C (30 to 37 °F).
There are different seasonal festivals held in Lund. The ”Lundakarneval” takes place in late May every fourth year and is definitely worth a visit. It is a non-profit event being organized by almost 5000 students. In autumn, you can catch the Humorfestival with some of the world’s best stand up comedians.
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