Uppsala Off The Beaten Path

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  • 1. Museums

    The Museum of Evolution is divided into 3 parts: Zoology, Paleontology and Botany but the Botany part isn't open to the public and is shown only on agreement. The Zoology part has animals from all...

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  • 2. April Festival

    Of course with all the litter on the ground, this is a great opportunity for kids and anyone who wants to make an extra buck by gathering the empty bottles and cans. They are recycled and you gan get...

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  • 3. Carolina Rediviva

    Carolina Rediviva Library stands on top of the Carolina hill (Carolinabacken), the hill next to the one where the Castle stands. The library building was built in the early 1800's, and the library...

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  • 4. Other churches

    Three km north of Uppsala city centre is Vaksala church, an old grey stonechurch. The oldest part is from the 12th century but it got its present appearence in the 15th century. The altarscreen is...

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  • 5. Hike in the Nature Reserve Norra Lunsen

    On my last full day in Uppsala I went together with VT member MalenaN for a hike in the Nature Reserve Norra Lunsen, which is located about 7 km south of...

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  • 6. St. Erik's Trail

    As the weather on my first full day in Uppsala was a bit overcast, but still dry and comfortable, I decided to walk to Gamla Uppsala along the St. Erik's Trail...

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  • 7. Day trip to Sigtuna

    As I stayed 4 nights in Uppsala, I was also interested in taking a side trip by public transport to another nearby town. Several VT members recommended Sigtuna...

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  • 8. Dragon Gate

    Dragon Gate is being built as a Chinese cultural center, offering Swedish and European businesses and organizations a place to hold conferences and meetings....

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  • 9. Östhammar

    This really isn't in Uppsala city but it's worth a car ride.Östhammar is located Northeast of Uppsala, about an hour's drive from Uppsala. It's a small coast...

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  • 10. Lövstabruk ironworks village

    There has been an ironworks here ever since the 16th century. In the early 17th century, a bar iron ironworks was founded, of which Louis de Geer became the...

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  • 11. Sunnerstagropen

    Sunnerstragropen is a crater where you can ride sled during winter. It's a rather popular place to go with your kids. Sunnerstabacken is good for some skiing....

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  • 12. Sunnersta Camping

    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...

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  • 13. Botanical garden

    If you have time after a survey of Uppsala, we recommend to visit Linnaeus Garden. It's located in the northern part of the city, on the coast of the Fyrisan...

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  • 14. Skokloster Castle

    You can get to this magnificent Baroque castle by boat from Uppsala in summer as m/s Carl Gustaf leaves from its quay along the Fyris river. There is an...

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  • 15. Vikinga Runsten

    Runsten or Runstone you can see in many parts of Sweden if you go outside the cities. Particullary in this landscape (Uppland) you can see a lot of them. They...

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  • 16. Wiks Castle

    Wiks Castle is situated about 20 km southwest of Uppsala. The castle was built during the 15th century and was for a long time used as a defensive fortress. It...

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  • 17. View of Uppsala

    The Uppsala Castle is located on a hill. Walk along the outer premise of the building to its back. You would get a bird eye view of part of the town. The tree...

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  • 18. Do you like flea markets?...

    Do you like flea markets?During the summer season there's a flea market every saturday at Vaksala Torg (Vaksala Square). You will reach it by taking the road...

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  • 19. Exchange student?

    Many VT:ers have written to me before they go to Uppsala for an exchange university program. So here is some info that could be useful:Most foreign students end...

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  • 20. And how about some more gardens?

    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...

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  • 21. The Botanical Garden

    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...

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  • 22. In summer you can take a trip...

    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...

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  • 23. Exchange student? (2)

    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...

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  • 24. STORVRETA15 kilometres...

    STORVRETA 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...

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  • 25. There's a great section of...

    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...

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