there should be some information cards you can carry around with you. The church was demolished during the Reformation in 1500s. The low, ruined walls you see today survived somehow, but were almost done away with in 1984, when the major archaeological dig that lead to their discovery neared its end and local authorities began planning the areas future. The ruins of Drottens Church (Drottens kyrkoruin). Modern scientists have analysed around 3500 skeletons from the graves around this church, and now have a good understanding of the type of people who lived here and the sometimes gruesome ways they met their end.
Like most of those 27 churches, Drotten s Church was pulled down during the reformation of 1536, when Denmark switched from Roman Catholicism to Lutheranism. Drotten Church was rebuilt several times and since 1150 it functioned as a parish church and later an abbey church. Kattesund 6, lund lund.se, monWed 9am1pm, Thurs 9am6pm, Fri 9am1pm; closed Julyearly-Aug. Keep an eye out, too, for the big pillars holding up the ceiling, which have been marked to show where the ground level was back in 1060, around the time saab helsingborg florettgatan that the churchs crypts (still visible today) were built. Thanks to a last-minute change of heart, the ruins were saved and three years later, they opened as a museum for visitors. Archaeologists have also found evidences of even earlier stave church on the site, built probably in the 990 by Danish King Svend Tveskæg. If the green door is closed, you may be able to gain access to the ruins by going through the Italian restaurant (they have different opening hours). Hidden beneath what looks like an ordinary street. Entry, free, getting there, the ruins are below street level at Kattesund 6, just off Stora Södergatan. Go inside, walk past the little bookshop and youll find a door leading to the stairs. Today there is a museum.
Lund s main shopping district is one of the citys most intriguing sights: an underground museum set around the ruins of a centuries-old church. Last updated: July 2015.
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