The South and the Kingdom of Glass

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  • 1. Domkyrkan

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Lund's Domkyrkan, consecrated in 1145, is a monumental gray-stone Romanesque cathedral, the oldest in Scandinavia. Since the Reformation it...Read More

  • 2. Kalmar Slott

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The attractive coastal town of Kalmar, opposite the Baltic island of Öland, is dominated by the imposing Kalmar Slott. Built in the 12th century...Read More

  • 3. Rooseum

    Museum/Gallery

    One of Sweden's most outstanding art museums is in a turn-of-the-20th-century brick building that was once a power plant. It has exhibitions...Read More

  • 4. Boda Glasbruk

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    Boda Glasbruk, part of the Kosta Boda Company, is the second-oldest glassworks here, founded in 1864. The work here has an ethereal theme, with...Read More

  • 5. Botaniska Trädgården

    Garden/Arboretum

    One block east of the cathedral is the Botaniska Trädgården, which contains more than 7,000 specimens of plants from all over the world, including...Read More

  • 6. Form/Design Center

    Museum/Gallery

    You can learn about Scandinavian art and design at the Form/Design Center. The center is run by SvenskForm, a nonprofit association that promotes...Read More

  • 7. Gråbrödraklostret

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Franciscan monastery Gråbrödraklostret, which adjoins St. Peter's church, is one of the best-preserved cloisters in Sweden. The oldest parts...Read More

  • 8. Kalmar Domkyrkan

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This is highly impressive building was designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder in 1660 in the Italian baroque style. Inside, the massive open...Read More

  • 9. Kalmar Läns Museum

    Ångkvernen | Museum/Gallery

    In addition to good archaeological and ethnographic collections, this museum contains the remains of the royal ship Kronan, which sank in...Read More

  • 10. Kosta Boda Glasbruk

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    The Kingdom of Glass's oldest works, dating from 1742, was named for the two former generals who founded it, Anders Koskull and Georg Bogislaus...Read More

  • 11. Krognoshuset

    Museum/Gallery

    Right next to the Lund Art Gallery is Krognoshuset, Lund's best-preserved medieval residence, and a small but well-presented art gallery. The...Read More

  • 12. Lilla Torg

    Neighborhood/Street

    This cobblestone square has some of the city's oldest buildings, which date from the 17th and 18th centuries. It is clustered with cafés, restaurants...Read More

  • 13. Lund Konsthall

    Museum/Gallery

    The all-brick Lund Art Gallery may have a rather forbidding iron entrance and few windows, but skylights allow ample sunlight into the large...Read More

  • 14. Malmöhus

    Museum/Gallery

    The city's castle, Malmöhus, completed in 1542, was for many years used as a prison (James Hepburn, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, was one...Read More

  • 15. Orrefors Glasbruk

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    Now one of the best-known glass companies in Sweden, Orrefors arrived on the scene late—in 1898—but set particularly high artistic standards...Read More

  • 16. Rådhuset

    Government Building

    The Rådhuset, dating from 1546, dominates Stortorget, a huge, cobbled market square in Gamla Staden, and makes an impressive spectacle when...Read More

  • 17. Skrufs Glasbruk

    Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

    The royal family, the ministry of foreign affairs, and parliament have all commissioned work from Skruf, which started in 1896. Local farmers...Read More

  • 18. St. Maria Kyrka

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The church itself here was built shortly after 1220 as a basilica in the Romanesque style, though there have been later additions. The watchman...Read More

  • 19. St. Petri Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In Gamla Staden, the Old Town, look for the St. Petri Church, on Kalendegatan; dating from the 14th century, it is an impressive example of...Read More

  • 20. Ystads Teater

    Arts/Performance Venue

    Sweden's best-preserved theater from the late 1800s is beautiful and ornate. The dramatic interior adds a great deal to any performance seen here. ...Read More

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