Uppsala Län Things to Do

  • Botanical Garden
    Botanical Garden
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  • Botanical Garden
    Botanical Garden
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  • Royal Mounds of Gamla Uppsala
    Royal Mounds of Gamla Uppsala
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Uppsala Län Things to Do

  • Gamla Uppsala

    Uppsala Things to Do

    The history of the Gamla Uppsala Church dates back to the 11th century, when the first church was built on the site of a former pagan temple. It burnt down in the middle of the 13th century and was later rebuilt. The current appearance is from the 14/15th century and the building is much smaller than the original church. When I came to Gamla...

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  • Cathedral

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    Uppsala Cathedral (Uppsala domkyrka) with its 118,7 m tall towers is Scandinavia's biggest church building. It was constructed in French Gothic style between 1270 and 1435. The cathedral nave is surrounded by several chapels and tombs. One of these houses the shrine of Erik IX. of Sweden (Erik the Holy). In the 13th century it was moved here...

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  • Castle

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    Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott) was constructed in the middle of the 16th century during the reign of King Gustav I of Sweden, who was also known as Gustay Vasa. After a severe fire at the beginning of the 18th century, the castle was almost completely rebuilt. Nowadays the castle is used as the seat of the County Governor of Uppsala and it is...

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  • Gustavianum

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    Gustavianum is a quite small Museum in Uppsala. Gustavianum is the former main building of Uppsala University, built 1622–1625 and named after King Gustavus Adolphus. Under the cupola is the theatrum anatomicum, the second oldest in the world added to the building in the mid 17th century by Olaus Rudbeck, professor of medicine and amateur...

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  • Viking renmnants

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    Outside the Uppsala old cathedral stands six rune stones picked out of the church's walls and floors in connection with renovations. In University Park is another 8 runic stones and all of them has been found in the central area of Uppsala. This is a reminder how important Uppsala was in Pagan times when the old gods was worshipped in...

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  • Fyris River

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    What would Uppsala be without its own River - Fyris? The river even stars in Swedish movies. In Ingmar Bergman's movie Fanny & Alexander (1982), several locations shot in the movie shows Fyris river in action.

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  • 30th of April festival

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    Valborgmässoafton, or 30th of April festival, is a day where students dress in funny costumes (most of the time) and ride fragile boats (that they make themselves, for the most part) on the Fyris river. This tradition happens every year no matter what weather it is. Usually this happens during the morning hours, then at 3pm the students (new and...

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  • Botanical garden

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    Uppsala's Botanical Garden was actually laid out as royal garden in the middle of the 17th century, but later in 1787 donated to the local university. It is the oldest botanical garden in Sweden and home to more than 9000 plants, a 200 year old orangery and a tropical greenhouse. Directions: The Botanical Garden is situated behind Uppsala Castle....

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  • Architecture/Buildings

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    The Concert and Congress Hall is one of the latest additions to Uppsala's cultural establishements. It was constructed between 2005 and 2007 after designs of the Danish Henning Larsen Architects. The 37 metres tall building consists of 8 floors and 3 halls of which the biggest is equipped with 1150 seats. 360° panoramic views of Uppsala can be...

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  • Carolina Redivia

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    Carolina Rediviva is the name of the main building of Uppsala's university library. It is the oldest library in Sweden and with more than 5 million books it houses one of the largest book collections. The building itself was completed in 1841 after designs of the Swedsh architect Carl Fredrik Sundvall. The Carolina Rediviva is home to the 6th...

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  • Museums

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    The Art Museum is located in the old castle of Uppsala, in a historical environment. The museum has both temporary and permanent exhibitions. For example it has Swedish works from 1960s and 70s and regional paintings and ceramics. On the 3rd floor there are paintings dating from the 14th century to 1850 displayed in two big rooms of the castle. One...

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  • General downtown

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    The 6 metres tall Näckens Polska Statue was errected in October 1967. It is one of the most famous works of the Swedish sculptor and painter Bror Hjorth. The statue, which is surrounded by a fountain, consists of a water spirit (Näcken) and a dancing couple (Polska) on top of them. Directions: The Näckens Polska Statue stands right in front of...

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  • University

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    Have a look in the university library Carolina Rediviva (Evre Slottsgatan). The name of this library is translated as "risen of ashes Carolina's library ". It was restored after a catastrophic fire in 1702. At the disposal of the library - the largest in the country collection of books, thousand manuscripts, including "the Silver Bible" (VI...

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  • Stora Torget

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    The history of Uppsala's Old Town Hall (Gamla Radhuset) dates back to 1645, when the building was constructed. Its present appearance was designed in 1883 by the Swedish architect Herman Holmgren, who also planned Uppsala's main university building. In 2006 the building was acquired by the Swedish property company Atrium Ljungberg, which converted...

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  • Trinity Church

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    The history of the Holy Trinity Church (Helga Trefaldighets Kyrka) dates back to the 13th century, when it was built of granite and brick on the site of an even older church. The tower was added much later in the 15th century. It is equipped with a sundial on its southern side. At the beginning of the early 18th century the church was massively...

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  • Churchyards

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    In Swedish "Uppsala gamla kyrkogård" is the final resting place for many prominent Swedes. It has been in use since 1760s' and there's guided tours available as well as a information sign spotting the places of famous persons.

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  • St Eriks källa

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    When the Danish invaded back in the old days, there was a huge battle in the Uppsala vicitnity. The KIng, Erik himself fell victim during the battle and was decapitated. In the place where his head fell, a well sprang out of the ground. This place is located in central Uppsala and the well is marked with this greenish edifice. It is very near the...

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  • Stadsparken

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    If you come during the green season, this is a must-see. Uppsalas city park, Stadsträdgården, or Stadsparken, is a long-stretched green patch of land southwest of the central square, on the other side of the river. People come here to sunbathe or do sports, or just take a walk. there are extensive lawns and access is permitted everywhere. Bring...

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  • Skokloster

    Skokloster is one of the most popular castles in Sweden, with a huge collections of painting, furniture and arms. The arms collection is one of the largest in Europe. Skokloster is also one of the best preserved seventeenth-century castles in Europe. So I didn't need any convincing, I really wanted to see this castle! It sounded perfect, but all in...

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