So, having visited the botanical garden, not you have developed a craze for green places, right? Ok, then go and visit Linnéträdgården, Linné's garden.
you know Linné right? He was the one who started classiying plants into families, and responsible for tha latin names of plants some books and botanists torment us with.
He was from Uppsala, one of the really famous people of this town, and his garden is on Linnégatan. Follow the pedestian street freom Stora Torget and cross the road St olofsgatan just by the city library.
Two blocks down is his garden. and if you WANT EVEN MORE COFFEE, then yes there is a café here too...!
Hmm, and along the way, you pass the café of Hugo's, which is listed in my restaurant tips. Following my advice, you will definitely have drunk too much coffee on your visit to Uppsala!!!
While you are up on the hills of Uppsala checking out the Castle and the University library, you might as well have a look at the botanical garden as well. It is right behind the castle. Looking down from the castleyard you will surely see the rowns of neatsly cropped cone-shaped pine trees. the botancical garden is a peaceful place, but Uppsala isnt really such a roaming place to start with, so it's not like you will SO NEED THE BREAK. but anyway, a garden is always nice, isn't it? and there is a cacti room and some other cool stuff as well as the cutest little café right in the garden. But ask your way, beacuse you will have to get far into the garden and cross a street before you find it.
Among my favourites in the garden are; the pond and the cool plant called "Stor Fetknopp" or "Big Fatty". :=)
I'll add pics as soon as someone gives me a scanner...!
In summer you can take a trip into the surrounding countryside with the genuine steam-engine train 'Lennakatten'. I once had a web-adress to the Lenna-katten homepage, but it was lost in the relaunch and I don't remember where I got it, so ask at the tourist office, okay?
Continuing from last tip:
Flogsta is the biggest student area in Uppsala and some 2 000 students live here. The rooms are small, with some furniture, and a private toilet and shower.
Walking downtown takes some 40 minutes, biking (bicycle lanes run all the way into town) takes about 10 minutes.
There is a big supermarket with comparatively low prices at the end of the student area called "Ica Väst", and public transportation into town is quite good.
It might feel a bit "off" but it is close to nature and nice walking areas.
Enjoy your stay in Uppsala!
In the photo: Flogsta from a distance. The student houses can be seen from afar...!
15 kilometres north of Uppsala - most tourists never come here! Take the train 'Upptåget' or bus 20, 24, or 70 to go there. There is really nothing to see there, but you can always rent a movie at Palmen in Storvreta Centrum.
There's a great section of Uppsala that specializes in antiques. I found a beautiful tea cup and saucer from probably 100 years ago for an extremely reasonable price. In my opinion, antiques make great, unique gifts for birthdays and holidays!
Hågahögen - a tomb from the Bronze Ages.
A powerful old Cult-place, the powerlines are abundant here. Take bus nr. 51 to the end stop and you will see the green hill. Still today, sects gather here for various rituals.
Going to Uppsala in September...? Do not miss the 'Cultural Night', when the whole town buzzes with activity during 24 hours. There is always amateurs' poetry night at the above-mentioned Ofvandahls Café, and a lot of lectures, exhibitions, concerts, performances etc all around town, many of whom are free of charge. Ask at the tourist office for more info!
The goal of the race is at the end of the small waterfall, and the winner is not the one who have the best time. Instead the winner will be picked up by a jury of students who checks out the most original 'boat'.
At the last of April a big crowd of people (mostly students) will go to the castle area to have a picnic, party or to just relax in the sun. This is the way to celebrate the spring time!
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