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Atlas Obscura Meridianen för den Akademiska Kvarten (Meridian for the Academic Quarter)

One running theme in academic circles is that you are always going to have late students no matter what. One of the “solutions” to remedy this is the academic quarter. This is a tradition found at most universities around the world, but most popular in Europe, where lectures will start 15 minutes after the official time written on the schedule. This gives students time to park, find their classroom, and do other things prior to class. It’s a beloved tradition that will likely not go away anytime soon. 

In Lund, the love for this tradition went so far that the students actually put down a plaque to mark the meridian of the academic quarter. The plaque reads:

Keep track of the places you have been, log in.
Atlas Obscura 2020
12.54km
Gryteskogen Troll Trees

Discover Gryteskogen Troll Trees in Lund NO, Sweden: This collection of Dwarf beech trees were once believed to be enchanted trolls in disguise.

Audio Guide 2014
17.39km
Audio Guide
Slussen Project
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Atlas Obscura 2020
16.46km
Malmo Möllestenen (The Malmo Millstone)

Discover Malmo Möllestenen (The Malmo Millstone) in Malmö, Sweden: This millstone commemorates a gruesome tale that may have been the source of the city's name.

Atlas Obscura 2017
16.78km
There Are Tiny Shops for Mice Throughout Malmö, Sweden

Discover Tiny Mouse Shops of Malmö in Malmö, Sweden: Swedish mice can dine at the Nuts of Life restaurant or take a date to the amousement park.

Atlas Obscura 2020
0.05km
Runstenskullen (The Rune Stone Hill)

Discover Runstenskullen (The Rune Stone Hill) in Lund, Sweden: These ancient rune stones plucked from the countryside now call this university park home.

Atlas Obscura 2020
0.72km
Lund Observatory Clock

Discover Lund Observatory Clock in Lund, Sweden: This antique clock once gave the most accurate time in the area.

Audio Guide
16.96km
Audio Guide
CITY WALK: Malmö labour history // STADSVANDRING: Malmö arbetarhistoria
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Brutalism 1969
15.9km
Flower Kiosk, Östra Kyrkogården
Audio Guide
16.11km
Audio Guide
Teaser Hop-on Hop-off Malmö
en
Atlas Obscura 2017
5.01km
A Medieval-Style Swedish Town Built in the 1990s

Charming throwback or Potemkin facade?

Audio Guide
17.15km
Audio Guide
I’m Every Lesbian – Malmö
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Atlas Obscura 2020
16.22km
Emoji Stained Glass Windows

Discover Emoji Stained Glass Windows in Malmö, Sweden: These unique stained glass windows were designed by local children using a modern flair.

Atlas Obscura 2020
0.19km
The Lagom Standard Measure

Discover The Lagom Standard Measure in Lund, Sweden: The standard measure of Lagom, a measure of what is enough.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.16km
The Modern, Secular Virgin Mary Motif

The Mother Mary in Skyddsmantelmadonnan protects all people.

Atlas Obscura 2018
16.38km
‘The Knotted Gun’

Discover 'The Knotted Gun' in Malmö, Sweden: This poignant sculpture of a gnarled weapon is a symbol of non-violence.

Brutalism
1.47km
Sparta Student Housing
Audio Guide 2017
16.22km
Audio Guide
Malmö Audio Guide
en
Atlas Obscura 2020
0.54km
Newton’s Apple Tree

Discover Newton's Apple Tree in Lund, Sweden: A living descendant of the famous tree that helped Isaac Newton develop the theory of gravity.

Place
16.36km
Malmö
Atlas Obscura 2018
16.78km
Disgusting Food Museum

The project was designed to challenge one's notions of repulsion.

Audio Guide
0.77km
Audio Guide
Sound map Lund
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Atlas Obscura 2020
0.21km
Intighet (Nothingness)

Discover Intighet (Nothingness) in Lund, Sweden: The indecision over what to place in this square was immortalized with a plaque.