The walk starts in the cobbled maze of Dom Square between Lund Cathedral, Liberiet and Domkyrkoforum. Stand at the entrance to the labyrinth marked with an arrow made of brass in one of the stones.
Håkan E Wilhelmsson
Outside the Cathedral's port in the west stands for some time a woman. She seems familiar somehow. As if she really belongs to the scene but was traveling and now returned home. Absolutely still, she is standing, calm and confident, as if she were made of bronze. A long coat surrounds her and she is not alone. Under the coat you can get a glimps of all those who have sought and seek refuge with her. She is the Mother of God. Protective Coat Madonna. She is here to stay.
Walk east from the Cathedral the Kraft's square on your left. Follow Kiliansgatan to Magle lstora kyrkogata as you turn in to the left and then right down the Stora Tomegatan. Stop at the eastern end of the yellow house on the corner Tomegatan and Magle lille kyrkogata. At the gable there is a plaque of the church which was built in the 1100s, was abandoned at the Reformation in 1536 and razed in the 1600s. The cemetery was used until 1816 by villagers in Östra Torns village.
The late medieval procession hike did not go to St. John's Church and St. Jörgens Hospital. Today, we do it. The sites tale of compassion is important. Therefore, follow Magle lilla kyrkogata east and cross Östra Vallgatan which is named after the medieval city wall that went here. Continue straight to the Botanical Garden on the left hand and the Eastern cemetery on the right. Cross Östervångsgatan and follow it some steps to the left and almost immediately right onto Linnégatan that you follow until you reach Pedellgatan. Turn right for a few steps and immediately left into the pedestrian and bicycle path between the houses. Now you are in Sankt Jörgen Park. There is no plaque, but a memorial in the park's southwest corner with the name Mercy and the soil is keeping many trayces of memories.
Walk back the way you came: follow the pedestrian and cycle path back to Pedellgatan top right to Linnegatan. Follow this to the left to Östervång street that you follow a few meters to the left and then crossing. Walk between the Eastern Cemetery and the Botanical Garden to Östra Vallgatan as you cross. Follow Magle Lilla Kyrkogata past St. Mary Magle church all the way to Kiliansgatan where you take the left down to Mårtenstorget. Cross the square diagonally and search for the memory brass plaque at Bank street's west side just below the corner of Västra Mårtensgatan.
Follow Bank Street from Mårtenstorget south and then take a left on Tvärgatan that after a while turns into Stora Tvärgatan. Stop when you come to Råbygatan. Turn your gaze eastward toward the houses on the other side. There is no plaque. The cemetery has been found but not the church that was built in the 1100s and was demolished shortly after the Reformation.
Go back along the Stora Tvärgatan and follow this (not LillaTvärgatan) to Bank Street that you cross. Continue Stora Tvärgatan straight ahead until you reach the junction to Prennegatan. There is no plaque. It might have been a stave church here that was replaced by a stone church in the early 1100s which was demolished during the Reformation.
Continue hiking Stora Tvärgatan west until you reach Stora Södergatan. Take a left turn here. You'll soon see a plaque on the left hand of St. Stephen's church which was demolished shortly after the Reformation.
Continue walking south along the Stora Södergatan. In the last quarter before the Esplanade the Helgeandshuset and St. Godehards church was situated. There is no memorial sign. Sankt Godehard church was one of three who escaped the church demolitions in the city in connection with the Reformation and remained until 1834 when it too was demolished.
In medieval Lund the great road from north to south symbolized the pole that Jesus was crucified on. This means that once you walk north back up Stora Södergatan it moves you even closer to Jesus' heart. The cathedral symbolized Jesus 'head and the two streets that ran westward and eastward from the cathedral Jesus' arms. Walk on the Stora Södergatans left side until you come to Drottengatan where you turn left. St. Andrew's Church lay on the street right hand in the corner against Stora Södergatan. There is no memorial sign. The first church on this place was probably a stave church from the 1000's which was replaced by a stone church with a round tower in 1100 century the first part. The church was demolished during the Reformation
Foto/form: Kristina Strand Larsson