Kulturportal LUND

 

Krafts torg (Krafts Square)

Kraft 01

The name Kraft comes from the word crypt. Part of the site that occupies the square today was, during the Middle Ages, the cemetery of the Kraft Church, i.e. the crypt of the cathedral. The cemetery remained here until 1816 but was converted to an open site in 1832. In later times one of the town’s main wells was located here. Formerly trade took place here when the square was used as a meeting place for farmers who came to the city from the northeast. The square has also lent its name to one of Lund’s inner-road network sections: Krafts rote.