Free Personal Walking Tour with a Local
Discover Lund through a free personal walk with a local
Welcome to Lund Greeters!
Lund was founded by the Danish king Harald Bluetooth in the end of 960th or beginning of 970th, which makes it the oldest city in Sweden. During the Danish medieval time, Lund was the archbishop papal center for 500 years. There were 22 churches and four monasteries. The city was part of the Danish kingdom for almost 700 years, and Swedish the last 360 years.
Nowadays, Lund has one of the biggest Universities in Sweden, with about 42000 students and 8000 employees. Due to the University, Lund has a lot of humorous attractions, a lot of research and many very good restaurants. When visiting our city, greeters from the non-profit tourist organisation Destination Lund will show you interesting places and things about our old historical city and telling you the stories about how the city was founded, more than 1000 years ago!
Request your Lund Greeter here!
Tell us about your plans and preferences.
The chance of finding a greeter is greatest if we receive the request fourteen days before the desired date.
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Remember: A Greet means meeting a local resident to walk around town with you as new friends. The first step will be to talk to the Greeter about the details of your personalized tour. It's not about taking part in a standardized tour, but about exploring the city with an expert volunteer .
Who are the Greeters?
We simply offer you the opportunity to enter the more everyday aspect of our city of Lund.During our walk, the inhabitants of Lund, the “greeters”, lovers of their city, will be happy to share with you the charm of unusual places and to tell you the great and small stories of their homearea. This walk will take into account your tastes, interests and rhythm. What your greeter brings you: He or she will share with you his or her experiences and anecdotes; will tell you his or her good addresses; and of course will be happy to answer questions that will allow you to better understand Lund and its surroundings. Moments that we hope will remain unforgettable for you.
What our guests say
We were very pleased with the arrangement. Our greeter has planned a 1½ hour tour in the old town, and he took us places we never would have found ourselves – among that the remaining of the first church in Lund. Our greeter had a huge knowledge of the history of Lund and the told about it in a very inspiring and enthusiastic way. We had a great tour in the old town.
Me and my mother were shown around by two lovely locals in the beautiful town of Lund and we had a great experience. Our greeters were well prepared and enthusiastic about the tour and showing us some hidden gems of the town. They also recommended an excellent lunch spot for us where we went back to. Overall we had a great time and recommend fellow tourists to make use of this fantastic initiative!
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