City of Lund
Voted the best place to live in Sweden, Lund is a safe city with the healthiest and youngest population in the country.
- Washington Post article: 'Viking roots, off the beaten track'
- New York Times article: 'A college town with a bit of Viking Mayhem'
- WATCH: BBC News about Lund, 'The City Where Bicycles Dominate'
- WATCH: Lund Municipality's video 'Lund – Cute and Smart' on Vimeo
As one of the oldest cities in Sweden dating back to 990, Lund is a city of contrasts where 1,000 years of history blend with modern knowledge and ideas. In Lund, you find the charm of a small picturesque, cobble-stoned city, side-by side with big city attractions such as services, shopping, restaurants and cultural events.
The University is a strong influence on Lund city, and several university buildings are located in the heart of the city. The combination of businesses, students and researchers from around the world has given birth to Lund's unique character as a city of strong research-based global industries. The Malmö region, including Lund, is the 4th most inventive region in the world. Sweden’s first and most successful research park, Ideon, is situated in Lund, and the country’s two largest research ventures, MAX IV Laboratory and the European Spallation Source (ESS) are located here.
The students at Lund University comprise a large part of the population of the city and consequently have a significant impact on it and contribute to the youthful, laid-back atmosphere. The young population influences all aspects of life in Lund, from the daily rhythm of the city, to city planning, pubs and bars, museums and countless cultural and leisure activities. The combination of old traditions and history together with the bustling student life makes Lund a great place to live and study!
Lund Cathedral, dating from 1145, is one of the most popular attractions in the Skåne region and marks the centre of the city. It is easy to get around in the city and most people use bicycles for their daily transportation. In addition, there is a comprehensive public transportation system including buses and trains to transport you in and around Lund and the region. The Lund train station is the hub that connects Lund to Malmö and to other destinations in the region, as well as to the rest of Sweden and the international airport in Copenhagen.
Close to Copenhagen
Copenhagen is located less than 1 hour from Lund and 35 minutes from Malmö. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and the largest city in Scandinavia. Copenhagen Airport is a major international hub for air travel with plenty of worldwide connections. There are frequent train connections from Lund and Malmö to Copenhagen Airport. The journey from Copenhagen Airport to Lund takes approximately 35 minutes.