Lund is a dynamic city with a rich academic, business and cultural life. It is also one of the oldest cities in Sweden, dating back to the year 990. The cathedral, built in the 10th century, and the University, founded in 1666, are just two examples of Lund’s historical heritage.
With no less than 42 000 students at the University, life in the city is very much characterized by the students. Walpurgis celebrations in the city park, the student’s choir and “Lundakarnevalen” are som examples of student traditions that are cherished by all residents.
There is a lot to do and see in Lund
The city park with the beautiful Botanical Garden is home to about 7,000 species in greenhouses and gardens, and “Lundagård” is a very popular recreational area. Other places worth visiting are the Historical museum, the Zoological museum, and “Kulturen” with an open-air museum, different exhibitions and activities for all ages.
Enjoy Lund with your children. Try the waterpark Högevallsbadet, and Vattenhallen Science Centre that is run by the technical institute at the University. Just outside Lund is Skrylle offering an adventure in the nature with plants, birds, insects and animals. If you are in Lund during the summertime, there are many nice beaches and baths not far away. Just ask the front desk!
Two hotels with strategic locations
Our four-star Elite Hotel Ideon is located in the landmark Ideon Gateway and next to Ideon Science Park. The hotel housed in the tallest building in Lund can offer many rooms with a view over the characteristic landscape of Skåne. Elite Hotel Ideon is just a few minutes from the city centre and easy to reach both by bus and for those travelling by car. Enjoy our two nice restaurants, North East (a la carte) and Italian Paolo’s (open for lunch).
The three-star Hotel Bishop Arms and the gastro pub The Bishop Arms is within a five-minute walk from the central station. Enjoy your stay in a hotel with nice atmosphere. The pub offers a menu with classic pub food and a wide assortment of drinks with focus on whisky and beer.