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 enjoyed from the buildings 6th floor, which can be reached by two escalators. Entrance to the 6th floor is for free.
Address: Concert and Congress Hall, Vaksala torg 1, 753 31 Uppsala
If you're interested in old buildings and architecture Uppsala is a nice city to experience many forms and styles. Many old houses used to be a part of the University with buildings and departments all over the city. Nowadays many of these buildings has been sold out and are now occupied by different companies. They are still cared for because of their cultural status.
Unless you’re easily impressed you’re likely to find the iron bridge of Uppsala a little underwhelming. Its predecessor was however the first suspension bridge in Sweden and its construction undertaken as a job creation scheme following a catastrophic crop failure in 1845. Parts of the original bridge have been incorporated into the current structure. Hopefully not the bolts that hold it together!
Old Uppsala is one of Scandinavia's most unusual ancient monument areas. Visit Gamla Uppsala museum and learn more about the centuries-old myths surrounding the area. On display are finds from the royal mounds, tales of the ancient dynasties and pagan gods, and models of the landscape as it looked through history. Follow on a fascinating trip through the oceans of time, from 6th century local heathen kingdoms to the religious upheaval of the Viking era and the building of the cathedral beginning in the year 1100. Models, slideshows, audio recordings, and children's corner with Viking playship.
Open: Sept 1-Dec 14 and Jan 2-April 30 Wed, Sat-Sun 12noon-3pm. May 1-Aug 31 daily 11am-5pm. Groups welcome other hours by arrangement
Bus number: Local buses "Uppsalabuss" 2, 110
The house standing here now is a copy of the old Flustret which burned down in 1984. Flustret was for decades a popular restaurant and a place for dance.
In Swedish "Flustret" means the beehive entance. The restaurant got this name because on sunny and warm summerdays it was crowded on the veranda, like it is crowded with bees by the beehive.
The house with the vault is called Skytteanum after the first university chancellor who lived here. In 1626 he gave the house to the University.