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Lund, Skåne and Sweden

The stone circle Ales Stenar near Ystad. Photo.
The stone circle Ales Stenar is situated on a hill surrounded by the sea near the town of Ystad, made famous by the detective series Wallander. Conny Fridh/

Whether you are based at or visiting Lund University's campus in Lund, Malmö or Helsingborg, there is plenty to see and do in the southern Swedish region of Skåne and beyond.

Top attractions in Skåne

In addition to a wide range of cafés, bars, restaurants, shopping centres and cultural and sporting activities, Skåne and the surrounding areas offer a number of tourist attractions.

The Visit Skåne website is a good starting point for discovering what Skåne has to offer. It has lots of information about cities, towns and regions, how to get around and what to do in Skåne.

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Our campus cities of Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg

There are many exciting places to visit and things to do in the three cities where Lund University's campuses are located. 

Visit Lund has compiled a number of useful tips and highlights for those visiting or living in the historic city of Lund. These highlights include the beautiful Botanical Garden, the impressive Lund Cathedral and several interesting museums. 

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As Sweden's third largest city with a population of around 350,000, Malmö has a lot to offer in terms of activities and places of interest. The Visit Malmö website is a good starting point for exploring the city.

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Visit Helsingborg has listed the main attractions in Helsingborg on its website. Examples include the Sofiero Castle with its beautiful gardens, Dunker's Cultural Centre (Dunkers kulturhus) and the central historic building 'The Core' (Kärnan). 

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The rest of Sweden

When it comes to area, Sweden is one of the larger countries in Europe, stretching from south to north. In terms of population, however, it is a small country with around 10.5 million inhabitants. Southern Sweden, where Lund University is located, is much more densely populated than the northern part of the country.

The capital Stockholm, which is about 600 kilometres from Lund, is well worth a visit, as are many other places and landscapes. Swedes have a very high level of English as a second language, so you can get by with English anywhere in the country.

Sweden is known for its world-class education and its focus on equality, sustainability and innovation. It is also home to the Nobel Prize, a famous and prestigious global academic award.

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Copenhagen and Helsingör in Denmark

Skåne is part of the Greater Copenhagen area, also known as the Öresund Region. Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark.

There are regular trains between Copenhagen and Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg. It takes less than an hour to get to the centre of Copenhagen from Lund and Malmö.

From Helsingborg you can also take a 20-minute ferry to the historic port city of Helsingör north of Copenhagen in Denmark.

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