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Atlas Obscura The Lagom Standard Measure

Lagom is a heavily used word in Sweden. With no direct English counterpart, the closest thing to the saying is “just the right amount.” This not only describes the Swedish mentality of equality, but also their view on everything excessive. Of course, the question is, how much is enough? 

This depends on what one is talking about and obviously will vary from person to person, but a group called the Uarda Academy decided to solve this question once and for all. Or so they say.

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Atlas Obscura 2018
16.57km
‘The Knotted Gun’

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

Audio Guide
17.15km
Audio Guide
CITY WALK: Malmö labour history // STADSVANDRING: Malmö arbetarhistoria
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Audio Guide
0.85km
Audio Guide
Sound map Lund
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Atlas Obscura 2020
16.41km
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.

Audio Guide
16.3km
Audio Guide
Teaser Hop-on Hop-off Malmö
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Audio Guide 2014
17.58km
Audio Guide
Slussen Project
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Audio Guide
17.34km
Audio Guide
I’m Every Lesbian – Malmö
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Atlas Obscura 2020
0.15km
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 2018
16.97km
Disgusting Food Museum

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

Brutalism 1969
16.09km
Flower Kiosk, Östra Kyrkogården
Atlas Obscura 2020
16.65km
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.

Brutalism
1.31km
Sparta Student Housing
Atlas Obscura 2017
5.2km
A Medieval-Style Swedish Town Built in the 1990s

Charming throwback or Potemkin facade?

Atlas Obscura 2020
0.19km
Meridianen för den Akademiska Kvarten (Meridian for the Academic Quarter)

Discover Meridianen för den Akademiska Kvarten (Meridian for the Academic Quarter) in Lund, Sweden: The marker that allows students all over the world to be late for class.

Atlas Obscura 2017
0.35km
The Modern, Secular Virgin Mary Motif

The Mother Mary in Skyddsmantelmadonnan protects all people.

Place
16.55km
Malmö
Atlas Obscura 2020
12.44km
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.

Atlas Obscura 2017
16.97km
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
0.45km
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.

Atlas Obscura 2020
0.9km
Lund Observatory Clock

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

Audio Guide 2017
16.41km
Audio Guide
Malmö Audio Guide
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Atlas Obscura 2020
0.33km
Intighet (Nothingness)

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