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Travel back in time
Travel back in time and step into the true story of the 1829 murder at Locus Peccatorum with this self-guided walking tour through Lund.
“I will walk around until midnight. I am going to walk myself tired so that I can sleep”. This is what Jacob Wilhelm Blomdahl tells a classmate that he happens to run into on the street late one night in September of 1829. Little does that classmate know that this night will end in tragedy.
The story of Locus Peccatorum begins when two students arrive from the Gothenburg area to study at Lund University in 1825. Four years later, a murder has been committed and the student body organization will have been forever changed. Do you want to know more about what happened? Step into the story and travel back in time for a walk through Lund as it was two hundred years ago.
Explore the story of the Locus Peccatorum murder
The self-guided audio tour ”Locus Peccatorum – House of Sins” invites you to explore the central parts of Lund together with Malin, a criminology student at the university. Once she started reading about the 1829 murder, she couldn’t let it go. Instead, she started digging through university and trial protocols as well as local history books, to find more information about the tragic event. Malin is your digital guide on this tour, listen to her tell the true story of what happened while you follow her to the locations in Lund that are central to the story.
Through the StoryTourist app, you will be able to interact with photographs and excerpts of original documents that are hundreds of years old. The app will show you what the city used to look like and what the lives of the people involved were like. Slowly but surely, the story of theology students Andreas Emanuel Landén and Jacob Wilhelm Blomdahl will be unfolded. Malin will tell you all about how a local washerwoman was the one who uncovered who both the murder victim and the perpetrator were, and how the laws at the time demanded that it would be the university staff who acted as both jury and judges in the upcoming murder trial.
The only thing you need to be able to step into the story of Locus Peccatorum – House of Sins is a smartphone with headphones. Travel back in time and experience Lund in a brand new way with us!