Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala

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    Royal Mounds of Gamla Uppsala
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  • On top of the Eastern Royal Mounds
    On top of the Eastern Royal Mounds
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    Royal Mounds of Gamla Uppsala
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    A lot of history here...

    by curiosone Updated Jan 13, 2005

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    Old place...

    This church was part of a larger cathedral that became the new archbishop's seat in 1164AD.It was
    burned by fire around 1245AD;after this was build the
    new cathedral in new Uppsala...
    There are several old graves in the connected cemetery...some sources describe the area as the
    place where king Eric "the Victorious"(then "the Saint")found his death during the war against an other famous Danish king...he was decapitated here.
    Not much to see here in truth,but if you like "air feeling" like me...decisely a good location!

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    Gamla Uppsala III

    by polardabar Written Aug 20, 2004

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    Gamla Uppsala church

    From the 13th century the archbishop of Uppsala had his seat in the Gamla Uppsala church, which was painted by frescos by the time. Take a look at the church, a walk around the mounds, check out the view of Uppsala & have fun!

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    Rune Stone

    by Leipzig Written Sep 22, 2003

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    rune stone

    This rune stone was probably made in 11th century. It was founded during excavation in 1910 at the place where the old monastery stood in the Middle Age.
    Today it can be seein in the park in front of the university hall.

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    Market Square

    by Leipzig Written Sep 22, 2003

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    main square

    The square was created in 1643
    when the city was new planned. The old market square had become to small and it became necessary to relocate the main square. Around the square you can find some nice restaurants and cafes. The shopping mile starts here.

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    University

    by Leipzig Written Sep 22, 2003

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    university hall

    The university was founded in 1477 and is therefore the oldest in Scandinavia.
    The university hall was built in Italian Renaissance style in 1879-87. In front of the building is the statue of Erik Gustav Geijer, founder of the "Club House of the students.

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    The Old Uppsala, where you can...

    by indialover Written Sep 2, 2002

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    The Old Uppsala, where you can wonder among the huge graves from the vikings!
    The castle with the view over the whole city!
    The cathedral, it is the highest in Sweden, 118m, and as long as high! Impressive!

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    Gamla Uppsala - Old town...

    by cvsolfari Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Gamla Uppsala - Old town Uppsala is a bus ride away from Uppsals proper, but worth a few hours.
    There is a neat 15th century abbey that is simple yet beautiful. Don't forget to light a candle here in memory of a lost relative.

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    The history of Uppland (the...

    by Nobbe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The history of Uppland (the province there Uppsala is) is full of momentous changes and events which have shaped the nation of Sweden. This is where 'Svea Rike' grew forth during the Iron Age and one is constantly reminded of the heritage by the many grave fields and runestones that are scattered around the province.
    The most famous of these remains are the 'Uppsala Högar'. Uppland´s history is violent; filled with murder and power games...

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    Visit the 'Old Uppsala' and...

    by Nobbe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Visit the 'Old Uppsala' and the tombs.
    Today, Gamla Uppsala is a popular spot for an excursion, within walking distance of central Uppsala. The newly opened Old Uppsala Historical Center is also situated here, along with the open air museum Disa Farm and Odinsborg Restaurant.

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    Visit the 'Old Uppsala' and...

    by Nobbe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Visit the 'Old Uppsala' and explore the tombs there.
    Gamla (Old) Uppsala

    According to the myth, Old Uppsala was the place where the king of Svea had his throne and the most important cult center up until 1000 A. D., when the Svea dynasty died out and Christianity took precedence over pagan beliefs. The church was erected during the 12th century, becoming the cathedral for the diocese of Uppsala in 1164. The Royal Mounds are said to be the burial places of the Viking chieftains Ane, Egil and Adils.

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    Gamla Uppsala II

    by polardabar Written Aug 20, 2004

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    The 3 big mounds

    There are 3 great mounds, said to be the graves of pre-Viking kings named Adils, Aun & Egils, but there are around 300 smaller mounds dating from as early as the 6th century.

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    Gamla Uppsala I

    by polardabar Written Aug 20, 2004

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    Gamla Uppsala's mounds

    Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) was founded in the 6th century & is definitely worth seeing! It is situated 4 km from Uppsala, so you can catch a nice skyline of the 'modern' Uppsala from there.

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    Gamla Uppsala

    by El_Sueco Updated May 23, 2004

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    Kungah��garna

    The three graves nowadays are protected by fences. Actually this make that it looks more dignified. Earlier the graves were hardly torned by walking and running people
    To be completed later
    u/c

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    Uppsala Castle

    by Leipzig Updated Sep 21, 2003

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    Uppsala Castle

    The Swedish King Gustav I Wasa built this castle on top of a hill to see the life in town. Today the castle houses some faculties of the university and the Town Art Gallery.

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    Royal Mounds in Old Uppsala

    by CharleneP Written Oct 30, 2002

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    Royal Mounds in Old Uppsala

    Here are the three majestic royal mounds from the 6th century, one of Scandinavia's largest burial places, and cathedral ruins from the 12th century.

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