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Malmö Taste Tour
"Orient HouseMalmo’s best falafel. Centrally located is the The Orient House in Malmö that have existed for a decade. Experience what a falafel should taste like Swedish style.Social Eatery (Clarion Malmö Live)Taco’s on local raw materialsSocial Eatery in Malmö takes the diversity of Street Food and creates a social meeting place for all occasions. They offer a mix of food drink street culture and lifestyle along some of the world's best coastlines and cities. With its own marinades glazes and spicy condiments they create intense flavors. Expect taste explosion and lots of nice people.Green Food MarketAt the Green Food market you will find Scandinavia's widest range of natural and organic products. Their vision is that the food should be free of chemicals and artificial additives. The non-organic food are carefully selected so that you as a customer can feel safe and secure in whatever you shop. The goal is to offer healthy products and information you need to live a healthier life. This fantastic place is situated just beside Turning Torso
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Copenhagen Canal Tour
"Hop aboard your sightseeing cruise boat in Nyhavn or Gammel Strand in central Copenhagen. Take a seat in the boat’s lower saloon or stroll around the deck admiring the city sights as you cruise. Canals zigzag through Copenhagen and the city’s top waterfront sights appear around every twist and turn. Watch out for attractions like the Little Mermaid an iconic Edvard Eriksen statue carved to look like a character from a Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale. Learn the history of Copenhagen as your onboard guide points out key sights. Hear about Amalienborg Castle – seat of the Danish royal family since the 18th century – while and gaze at Copenhagen Opera House a futuristic-looking building that juts out onto the waterfront.Glide through Christianshavn canal quarter and hear trivia about King Christian IV
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Scandinavia's Oldest Cathedral

Lund's dome church is the oldest cathedral to be found in Scandinavia. It was built in Romanesque style between 1104 and 1145, but changes to the towers in the 19th century made the church look as it does today. The cathedral covers most of the square (Domkyrkoplatsen) it stands on and thus might feel a bit overwhelming, even though it's really beautiful from the outside. Inside, the main feature is the spectacular astronomical clock "Horologium mirabile Lundense". It dates back to the late 14th century and shows a stunningly detailed clockface. A hand shaped like the moon shows the moon's position and phase, another hand shaped like the sun is a 24h clock. There's also a display of zodiac signs as well as a list of the saint's days. The clock is still in operation today (and given that it lists the years until 2123 will hopefully continue to do so for a long time) and shows a procession of the three Magi passing Maria and Jesus to the sound of "In dulci jubilo". I must admit that I was so fascinated by the clock that I didn't really take time to explore the rest of Lund's dome church.

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King_Golo
Nov 06, 2016

A dark cathedral

Initially built in 1234 after a fire in the old church, following the Romanesque style common to north of Italy and Rhine region, this cathedral is a heavy and dark building, with several modifications and restorations until 1923, when it finally acquired the actual look.

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solopes
Mar 12, 2015

Lunds great Cathedral

The cathedral was probably built around 1085 AC and is Scandinavia's oldest Methropolitan chuch and also one of Sweden's most visited tourist sites.

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 08.00 - 18.00
Saturday 09.30 - 17.00
Sunday 09.30 - 18.00

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redsaga
Apr 04, 2011

Lund Domkyrkan

Lund's beautiful Romanesque Cathedral shouldn't be missed; begun c1100, it was once the seat of the largest archbishopric in Europe (which I think comprised of Sweden, Finland and part of Denmark). You should take a look at the astrological clock, dating from 1424; and a visit to the crypt, the oldest part of the cathedral is a must. There you will see two figures hugging stone pillars - these are said to be the Giant Finn and his wife, turned to stone by the rays of the sun. The legend says that Finn made a bet with the bishop that if he could build the cathedral before the bishop could find out his name then the bishop would give Finn his eyes (or the stars from the sky); but the bishop overheard Finn's wife singing a song to their child which mentioned the giant by name, and so won the bet. Finn, in a fit of pique, tried to tear the Cathedral down, but was caught by the daylight (which was apparently fatal to Giants).

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Feb 16, 2006
 
 
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Lund Cathedral

No, it cannot be compared to Aachen, York or St Pete's but it is nevertheless one of the most visited buildings in Sweden and said to be the foremost piece of roman architecture in Scandinavia. Most people come to see the astronomical clock play twice a day (12.00/13.00 or 15.00) or to see Finn, the giant, a legend associated with Lund. The oldest part of the cathedral is the crypt from the 1080s (see travelogue) whilst the twin towers are only from the 19th century. Through the Historical Museum, you have access to the Cathedral museum where you can learn more about it.

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Sjalen
Mar 17, 2005

Lund Cathedral

This impressive construction in Nordic romanesque Style in the middle of the town is one of the most beautiful in Sweden.

It was built between 1080 and 1145, it suffered a restoration on the 16th century and more recently on the 19th century.

Among the attractions is an horological artistic masterpiece. Its interior is of a uncomparable beauty.

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ahoerner
Feb 06, 2005

Domkyrkan Cathedral

Construction of Lund's spectacular Romanesque cathedral, the Domkyrkan, began in the 12th century and soon after Lund became the seat of the largest archbishopric in Europe. Today it is open to the public and well worth a visit. But don't settle for just a view of the interesting exterior, because the inside of the cathedral is beautiful and unique in its own right.

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AcornMan
Jul 23, 2004

Miss the cathedral, and you're blind

The big building in the middle of the town is Lund cathedral. It has an Organ worth seing, particulary when it plays. The crypt is also well worth a visit. The giant Finn was not happy with what he got in payment for building the church. He desided he would try to demolish it. The punishment was that he was turned into stone.

Guided tours available

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The Domkyrka, one of the...

The Domkyrka, one of the biggest Romanic cathedrals in Northern Europe.
Has undergone several renovations, of course but still has a lot of the original interior. Do not miss the Crypta, a real gem.

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Aug 24, 2002

Things to Do Near Lund Cathedral

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St Peter's Church - Sankt Petri Kyrka

Sankt Petri Kyrka is tucked away at the back of Stortorget, on Goran Olsgatan. It's a red-brick church, originally built in 1319 and its bulk does rather loom over the narrow streets below. Inside it...
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Lilla Torg

This is a very pretty square just off the SW corner of Stortorget. Half-timbered buildings, cobbles, flowers, restaurants and bars with outside seating, little independent shops selling 'special'...
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Oresund Bridge

The famous Oresund Bridge is 8 km long and was opened for traffic in July 2000. Besides the bridge the connnection between Copenhagen and Malmo consists of a 4 km artificial island (Pepparholmen) and...
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Harbour

In Dragør's heyday, this harbour was the second-biggest in Denmark. Nowadays, it's a small, but busy yacht harbour with lots of boats bobbing on the waves, a few cafés and some historic buildings. The...
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Opera House

Photos: 1. Operaen from the side, with a blue sky! 2. Pointing towards Operaen 3. Facade of the opera house lobby 4. Bicycles at the stage door 5. Operaen from across the harbor Copenhagen's...
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Little Mermaid

First things first - when in Copenhagen, you must see the statue of the Little Mermaid, called "Den Lille Havfrue" in Danish. There's no way around it, no matter if you are there with an organised bus...
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