Drotten Church Ruins

Lund, Sweden

Drotten Church was built around 1050 and it was the second largest church in Lund. The building was about 50m long and probably made for bishop’s church. Archaeologists have also found evidences of even earlier stave church on the site, built probably in the 990 by Danish King Svend Tveskæg.

Drotten Church was rebuilt several times and since 1150 it functioned as a parish church and later an abbey church. The church was demolished during the Reformation in 1500s. The excavations in 1980s revealed the well-preserved remains of the church and abbey. Today there is a museum.



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Kattesund 6, Lund, Sweden
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Founded: ca. 1050
Category: Ruins in Sweden
Historical period: Viking Age (Sweden)

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Frederika Husovská (2 years ago)
We couldn’t get in… we arrived at 15 but the agency has new opening hours from 9-13 and the restaurant was closed until 17. What a shame!!
AK W (3 years ago)
Good bit of history preserved under an Italian restaurant. Access is through the restaurant during their opening hours, but it's free and staff don't kind you going through to go down there. A small bit of information is provided and a couple of displays. Seeing the entire space only takes a few minutes and then maybe another 5 - 10 if you read all the displays. Interesting if you're in the area, not worth coming into town just to see this though.
Marcus Forelius (4 years ago)
Very cool and very under appreciated. The displays were informative and it was just amazing to see something that old. Not far from the cathedral be sure to stop by here once you are done.
Olivia Bellis (4 years ago)
A fun and unique museum. The ruins of the church are located below street level. You can see the foundations and various finds at exhibit. It is a bit tucked away but it is free and worth dropping in. It can be accessed via the official entrance or through the Italian restaurant Gattostretto (which worth eating at as well!).
Sebastian Barrientos Klepec (4 years ago)
It's an unusual touristic spot that should be a must see! No fee entrance. Take into consideration that most of the explanations are written in swedish, but it's a place that good a lot of history of the city.
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