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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 who 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
This audio tour invites you to explore the central parts of Lund 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, to find more information about the tragic event. Malin is your digital guide on this tour. She tells the story of what happened while you follow her to the locations where it took place.
The StoryTourist app will show you the way
To walk this tour you’ll download the user friendly StoryTourist app. The app is equipped with a map, GPS and a guide which makes sure you walk in the right direction. Once you have purchased the tour it is yours to keep. You can use it at any time and as many times as you wish.
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 shows 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. You will hear all about how a local washerwoman was the one who uncovered who both the murder victim and the perpetrator were. You’ll also learn about 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 is a smartphone with headphones. Travel back in time and experience Lund in a brand new way with us!