Explore the University murder of 1829

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

1.7 km
Start location
End location
1.5 hour(s)
Age rating

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 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!

Read this in — Svenska

How this tour works:

Your smartphone is your guide on this tour! After you have purchased the tour, you will:

  • Receive an email with login information and a link to download the GPS-based app which will show you the way.
  • Download the app while connected to Wi-Fi and log in using the login info provided. The tour you have purchased will be ready to download in the tour library.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 is cobbled
  • We recommend this tour from ages 12 and up, due to dark themes of the story

What to bring:

  • Your smartphone, with the StoryTourist app and the tour you purchased already downloaded. Make sure to be connected to Wi-Fi while downloading.
  • 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.


The Locus Peccatorum - House of Sins tour starts here.


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


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.


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


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


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.


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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