Uppsala Things to Do

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  • 1. Gamla Uppsala

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    The history of the Gamla Uppsala Church dates back to the 11th century, when the first church was built on the site of a former pagan temple. It burnt down in the middle of the 13th century and was...

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  • 2. Cathedral

    Uppsala Cathedral (Uppsala domkyrka) with its 118,7 m tall towers is Scandinavia's biggest church building. It was constructed in French Gothic style between 1270 and 1435. The cathedral nave is...

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  • 3. Castle

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    Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slott) was constructed in the middle of the 16th century during the reign of King Gustav I of Sweden, who was also known as Gustay Vasa. After a severe fire at the beginning...

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  • 4. Gustavianum

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    Gustavianum is a quite small Museum in Uppsala. Gustavianum is the former main building of Uppsala University, built 1622–1625 and named after King Gustavus Adolphus. Under the cupola is the...

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  • 5. Viking renmnants

    Outside the Uppsala old cathedral stands six rune stones picked out of the church's walls and floors in connection with renovations. In University Park is another 8 runic stones and all of them...

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  • 6. Fyris River

    What would Uppsala be without its own River - Fyris? The river even stars in Swedish movies. In Ingmar Bergman's movie Fanny & Alexander (1982), several locations shot in the movie shows Fyris river...

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  • 7. General downtown

    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...

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  • 8. Architecture/Buildings

    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...

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  • 9. Botanical garden

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    Uppsala's Botanical Garden was actually laid out as royal garden in the middle of the 17th century, but later in 1787 donated to the local university. It is the oldest botanical garden in Sweden and...

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  • 10. Museums

    Carl Linnaeus (known in Sweden as Carl Von Linné, which is the noble name he granted in 1757) is a well known Swedish person also outside Sweden, even though he lived long ago, 1707 - 1778. Carl...

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  • 11. 30th of April festival

    Valborgmässoafton, or 30th of April festival, is a day where students dress in funny costumes (most of the time) and ride fragile boats (that they make themselves, for the most part) on the Fyris...

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  • 12. University

    Have a look in the university library Carolina Rediviva (Evre Slottsgatan). The name of this library is translated as "risen of ashes Carolina's library ". It was restored after a catastrophic fire in...

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  • 13. Stora Torget

    The history of Uppsala's Old Town Hall (Gamla Radhuset) dates back to 1645, when the building was constructed. Its present appearance was designed in 1883 by the Swedish architect Herman Holmgren, who...

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  • 14. Carolina Redivia

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    Carolina Rediviva is the name of the main building of Uppsala's university library. It is the oldest library in Sweden and with more than 5 million books it houses one of the largest book...

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  • 15. Churchyards

    In Swedish "Uppsala gamla kyrkogård" is the final resting place for many prominent Swedes. It has been in use since 1760s' and there's guided tours available as well as a information sign spotting...

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  • 16. St Eriks källa

    When the Danish invaded back in the old days, there was a huge battle in the Uppsala vicitnity. The KIng, Erik himself fell victim during the battle and was decapitated. In the place where his head...

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  • 17. Trinity Church

    The history of the Holy Trinity Church (Helga Trefaldighets Kyrka) dates back to the 13th century, when it was built of granite and brick on the site of an even older church. The tower was added much...

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  • 18. Stadsparken

    If you come during the green season, this is a must-see. Uppsalas city park, Stadsträdgården, or Stadsparken, is a long-stretched green patch of land southwest of the central square, on the other side...

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  • 20. The Linnaeus Garden

    While Carl Linnaeus was a professor at Uppsala University he was also head of the Botanical Garden (now the Linnaeus Garden). The garden was badly damaged by a...

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  • 21. Gunilla Bell Tower

    In 1588 Queen Gunilla, wife of King Johan III, donated the Gunilla Bell (Gunillaklockan) to the castle chapel. In 1702 large parts of the castle, including the...

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  • 22. Michael's Church

    The Michael's Church (Mikaelskyrkan) was built after designs of the Swedish architect Axel Frithiof Kumlien. It was consecrated in 1892 in an area, which at...

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  • 23. Shopping in saluhallen

    Whather you like syrströmming or not, purchase it from here. I bought a tin, it was not in the rack but brought from cellaren, and later I opened it, but that...

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  • 24. Events in English

    Everything in English organizes a few selected events where the main language is English. They were the people behind "Dinosaur Day" at the Museom of Evolution....

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  • 25. Uppsala Spa & Skönketsvård

    Although Uppsala isn't the first place you think of when it comes to spas, if you're there and you feel like indulging yourself with a wellness treatment or a...

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