Explore the University murder of 1829

A self-guided audio walking tour through Lund, based on the true story of Locus Peccatorum

Distance
1.7 km
Start location
Stortorget
End location
Kulturen
Duration
1.5 hour(s)
Age rating
12+
Language

59 kr

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The Lund Cathedral at sunset
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an old, yellowed document and a photograph of a Lund city street in the early 1900's

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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!

Read this in — Svenska

How this tour works:

Your smartphone is your guide on this tour! Once you have purchased a tour, this is what you do:

  • Download the StoryTourist app from Apple App Store or Google Play, while connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Log into the app using the same email address you filled in when purchasing the tour. You will create your password the first time you log into the app. The tour you have purchased will be ready to download in the tour library once you have logged in. Make sure you are still connected to Wi-Fi while downloading the tour.
  • Go to the starting point of the tour, open the app, put your headphones on and head out on your StoryTour adventure!

Important information:

  • This is a location based experience. You have to be at the tour starting point in Lund, Sweden to start this walking tour.
  • There is a map, GPS and a digital guide in the app, making sure that you’ll walk the right way.
  • This tour is available in English and Swedish.
  • Once you have purchased the tour, it is your to keep. You can use it whenever you want and as many times as you would like. You can start, pause and end the tour whenever you would like.
  • This tour is pet friendly – feel free to bring your dog on this walk!
  • Public transport is available close to both the tour start point and end point.
  • This tour is accessible for wheelchair users, but please note that some parts of the tour route are cobblestone streets.
  • We recommend participants of this tour to be at least 12 years old, due to dark themes of the story.

What to bring:

  • Your smartphone, with the StoryTourist app and the tour you purchased already downloaded. 
  • Headphones, for the best possible listening experience
  • Make sure that your smartphone battery is fully charged. If you know that your phone has poor battery capacity, it can be a good idea to bring a powerbank as well.

Stortorget

The Locus Peccatorum - House of Sins tour starts here.

Skomakaregatan

Make a stop here to see what Lund used to look like a hundred years ago.

Hjortgatan

This area is one of the best preserved historical areas in Lund.

Locus Peccatorum - House of Sins

Visit the scene of the crime and find out what happened on that fateful night in 1829.

Lundagård

Visit the Lundagård park and solve a puzzle that reveals what it looked like before 1897.

Sandgatan/Paradisgatan

The hospital to which the murdered young man was brought was located here.

Bredgatan

This street is of historic importance to Lund. Stop here to listen to what happened at the murder trial.

"The Little Square"

Visit the area where the victim lived, and view the official record of the few possesions he left behind.

Kraftstorg

Make a stop close to the location where the perpetrator spent the evening of the murder.

Tegnérsplatsen, outside Kulturen museum

This is where the tour ends and where you'll listen to the last part of the story.

Locations you'll visit on this tour:

  • Stortorget city square
  • The culture quadrant
  • Locus Peccatorum
  • Lundagård
  • Kurhuset
  • The Wickman estate
  • Lund's Cathedral
  • Kulturen
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