Photo: Viveca Olsson/Kulturen

4 May – Explore spring and early summer traditions in Skåne

Have you just moved to Sweden or Denmark? Would you like to know more about the region’s heritage and traditions? Then join us 4th May to experience something unique!

Kulturen is an open-air museum filling two blocks in central Lund, with historic buildings and gardens. We invite you to step into houses and experience traditions in Skåne, which are typical for spring and early summer.

Monika Lennartsson is an authorized Skåne guide as well as a guide at Kulturen. She will take us through an interesting environment and also share her journey with us from Germany to Sweden.

We will start with a short walk from International Citizen Hub through the amazing springtime-atmosphere of central Lund. Thereafter reaching Kulturen, we will get an introduction to the museum and visit some of the historical buildings. We hear more about how Easter was and is celebrated in Skåne and we get familiar with traditions around Walpurgis Eve and Midsummer.

We conclude in the beautiful greenery of Kulturen’s gardens and get inspired by stories, songs and items connected to Midsummer, a festivity on the brightest day of the year in Sweden.
Thereafter we enjoy a light lunch at the restaurant Kulturkrogen.


Photo: Viveca Olsson/Kulturen

Photo: Viveca Olsson/Kulturen

Photo: Viveca Olsson/Kulturen

DATE: May 4th, at 10.00-12.00.

International Citizen Hub in Lund, Ekska huset, St Petri Kyrkogata 4, Lund.
After a short introduction we will walk together to Kulturen in Lund, approximately 10 minutes.

INCLUDED: The tour is free of charge and includes a guided tour and a light lunch at Kulturkrogen.

REGISTRATION: Adults only. As places are limited, we kindly ask you to register no later than 27 April. There is a no-show fee of 200 SEK. When you register, please let us know if you have any allergies. If travelling from Denmark, don´t forget to bring your ID or passport as there are cross border controls at Hyllie in Sweden.

GUIDE: Monika Lennartsson is an authorized Skåne guide with a degree in Archeology and Scandinavian studies.

QUESTIONS: Contact Susanne Mattsson by e-mail: or by phone + 46 (0)768-890276.

Please register by midnight 27 April – register here


The tour is financed by the Interreg program Öresund–Kattegat-Skagerrak and is part of the project ESS MAX IV Crossborder Science and Society, Welcoming International Talents. Partners in the project are Lund kommun, Invest in Skåne, Helsingborg stad, and Malmö stad, International House Copenhagen and Copenhagen Capacity.