Watch history in a present-day setting!
Seeing all the historic things in town, like the Cathedral, the University areas, the old university Library 'Carolina Rediviva', the Viking remnants, the old parts of town and the historic area of 'Gamla Uppsala'.
These are the things that set Uppsala apart from other Swedish cities and you can not afford to miss it. But do walk along the pedestrian strees in the town center, check out the (albeit small) shopping possibilities.
Another great feature of Uppsala, as of many Swedish towns is the abundance of coffee houses. Rereading my tips I can see that this has influenced me to constantly recommend still another café. Follow my advice, or just pop into the nearest one on a whim, having a coffee, or as we say in Sweden, having a fika, is a great way to pass the time! Being away from Uppsala, I miss the academic atmosphere in town. A LOT of the activities center around the university faculties, and even if you are not a student, there are many events to visit...!
The Sture Chapel
This side chapel has got this name because members of the Sture family are buried here. They were murdered by king Erik XIV at Uppsala Castle 1567.
Above the altar is an old triptych made in Brussels 1520. The pictures depict the life of St. Anna (mother of Virgin Mary).
East and west
The cathedral was built on the west side of the river Fyrisån. It is also there where the university was built. Uppsala became a devided city for centuries with the church and university on the west side and the craftsmen and merchants on the east side.
Dragon Gate is being built as a Chinese cultural center, offering Swedish and European businesses and organizations a place to hold conferences and meetings. The hotel and restaurant will be closed during construction.
Road map: On E4 about 10 km south of Älvkarleby, 30 km south of Gävle (15 min), 70 km north of Uppsala (45 min)
Bus number: Upplands Lokaltrafik no. 838.
Dragon Gate, 814 95 Älvkarleby, tfn 026-752 50, fax 026-751 61
Great for those who like outdoor life. Close to Uppsala city center but far enough for you to relax. Here you can paddle canoe, swim, fish and jog among other things. There's a restaurant and kiosk, as well as washing machines, kitchen and showers on the service house, and a parking lot close by.
Sunnersta camping is open between May and September. So bring your tent or caravan or rent one of the cabins and enjoy!