General downtown, Uppsala
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.
The Näckens Polska Statue stands right in front of Uppsala's Central railway station.
Uppsala's Market Hall (Saluhallen) was completed in 1909 after designs of the Swedish architect Ture Stenberg. In May 2002 it was severly damaged by fire, mainly due to a wooden roof, which during the reconstruction was replaced by a metal one.
Apart from all sorts of grocery stalls, the indoor market hall is also home to several restaurants and cafes, which are especially popular at lunch time.
The Market Hall can be found on the right bank of the river Fyris, in close vicinity to the cathedral and the Uppland Museum.
Address: Saluhallen, Vattugränd 1, 75 310 Uppsala
Two Uppsala University students have started a free tour service available on the weekend. They do four tours each Saturday and Sunday - two in English (at 10:00 am on Saturday and 2:00 pm on Sunday) and two in Swedish (2:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am on Sunday). The tour is fun, entertaining and great value for money (even it wasn't free it would be a bargain). Tours last about 2.5 hours and include a stop where you can get a snack and a drink and use the loo.
The tour covers most of the sites in the downtown core and gives you a good glimpse into Uppsala both past and present.