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“Get there at 12pm to see the astronomical clock chime”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lund Cathedral

Lund Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Lund
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Owner description: Every year more than 700,000 people visit Lund Cathedral, Swedens most visited Church. People of all ages and types are attracted here for a variety of reasons. Besides those who attend services or seek spiritual renewal, there are many tourists groups from different countries, school classes as well as visiting parties from other churches and congregations. Lund Cathedral was consecrated in 1145, and contains many well-known artifacts and features of considerable historical interest. Please don´t miss to visit the Cathedral Forum, Domkyrkoforum, a brand new modern building just south of the Cathedral. Here you can see two films about the Cathedral, drink coffee/tea, and get information.
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“Get there at 12pm to see the astronomical clock chime”
Reviewed July 5, 2011

I would make sure to download your app for your smartphone. Without the app you will not get much from just viewing the church. A beautiful cathedral with a very old astronomical clock. I was lucky enough to arrive 5 minutes before 12 and heard the priest give a short talk about the clock (in Swedish and English) and then see the clock do its thing.
The crypt was closed, which was disappointing.

Visited June 2011
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“No pamphlet needed, but you can get an iPhone app as guide!”
Reviewed May 7, 2011

For the Smartphone users: there is a guided tour of the most important attractions in the cathedral, available in English, German, and Swedish. Search for "app lund dom" and find this inexpensive and useful app in the iTunes store for download.

The cathedral itself is sure worth a visit, try to be there before 12:00 or 15:00 to listen to the explanations of the astronomical clock and the playing of the clock organ.

Visited May 2011
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“Interesting”
Reviewed February 14, 2011

This is a beautiful cathedral that makes for a nice, short excursion while in Lund. While entering the cathedral is free, of course, I would recommend buying the map/self-guided tour pamphlet at the enterance for a very small amount (under $1 US). Walking around to each area pointed out on the map takes about an hour and is worth the time. The map will also explain the myth of Finn the Giant, who was turned to stone in the crypt. Check what times the astronomical clock from the 1420s will chime (twice a day), because it is worth taking a few minutes out of your day to listen to the chimes and watch the figurines come out and perform.

Visited June 2010
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“Brings you back in time”
Reviewed August 14, 2010

The old town part of Lund together with the university buildings, the tight streets with roses and the cathedral just brings you back in time.
The cathedral is beautiful outside, has a very special black&gray exterior.
Innerside I liked, because it is not full of colorful paintings, just simple stones.

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“Unmissable”
Reviewed August 4, 2010

You cannot visit Lund and miss the Cathedral (its right slap bang in the centre of town...).

Its a really peaceful and beautiful building where there are often live music concerts.

I've rarely visited when one form of choir or other hasnt been practising.

Simply a must when visiting Lund.

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