a photo a week – in the neighborhood

The city of Landskrona is usually claimed to have been founded in 1413 by the King of Denmark, Eric of Pomerania, as a trading city intended to compete with Danish towns under the control of the Hanseatic League. There is however evidence found in the Danish National Archive, which mentions the town by the name “Landzcrone” already in 1405. Landskrona is located in the most southern county of Sweden, Skåne (Scania).

We are about 34.000 people that live in this beautiful city ….. and we claim that we are the midpoint of Europe

Landskrona is one of Sweden’s densest “allotment” cities. With about 1400 allotment lots it is easy to get a rural feel even though you are in the middle of the town. The first allotment cottage was built in 1903 and today an allotment lot museum. 

Our castle (located in the middle of the town) Landskron Citadel – build by Danish king Christian III in 1549 … today the Citadel is famous for its well-preserved moat system, which includes parts of four moats and still in use for different events.

Borstahusen is a fishing village located in the north of our town, It was founded in 1776 – today is it also a very popular yacht harbor.

Our town is famous for its public art and beautiful parks.

Non-Violence, also known as The Knotted Gun, is a bronze sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd, who had his studio here in Landskrona. He died in 2016.

“All human beings are my neighbors. We share the same planet.”
Ana Monnar

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