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“Weird place - medieval outside, top modern inside”
Review of Jakriborg

Jakriborg
Ranked #11 of 45 things to do in Lund
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Not many local authorities would have issued a building permit for these apartment houses. Not that they do not fulfill all current building regulations - they do - but who would want a mini Lübeck put up in the middle of a field? But that is exactly what you are going to see.

Here you will find cobble stone streets, small yards, no cars, minuscule squares and 400 apartments in houses that have been made to look as if they had been put up some 500 years ago. When you enter one of the larger houses, you will suddenly be transported into the 21st century with marble floors, lifts and all modern amenities.

Note however a very big parking lot, much too big for the locals alone. It is there because of a highly praised Christmas market every year. I have not been to one of those, but if you have the opportunity, go at that time because that will probably make the illusion much more persuasive. I visited the place on June during the day and it must be said that at that time it appears awfully quiet. There is practically nobody present. The inhabitants have not yet returned from work in Lund and Malmö. Also there are very few stores. In other words: The place appears rather dead.

Now, here comes the catch. Right next to it there is going to come many more apartments but modern both outside and inside. I fear that will make Jakriborg look even more weird than it already does. So hurry up and go there for the next Christmas market!

Thank Niels E
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I live just over the train track, and have therefore been to Jakriborg many times. The apartments and houses are very picturesque, but to be honest, that's about it. There is one main street with cobbles that are ridiculously hard going on your feet, and there are several shops (supermarket, vets, café/restaurant, pizza shop), but it would take you literally two minutes to walk through. If you've got the time to jump off the train on a journey elsewhere, then it is worth seeing, but I wouldn't make a specific journey.

1  Thank Tracy M
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

With 2 streets worth walking the place is small and overrated. Of course the houses were cute and cozy, but it wasn't worth the time. We did go the wrong time of the year, so you might be better of if you come in the summer.

1  Thank josefinsv
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

I didn't go to there but it looks nice :) :) when i went i will go :D i should go because i loved photos :D :)

Thank Cihat K
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

If you go there you'll be able to see houses built in mediavel style but then again the atmosphere is so boring because the is no activity. I wouldn't spend the time to go there if you dont have many days in Lund.

1  Thank Birgitta S
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