Uppsala Travel Guide

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Uppsala Things to Do

  • Gamla Uppsala

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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 later rebuilt. The current appearance is from the 14/15th century and the building is much smaller than the original church. When I came to Gamla...

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  • 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 surrounded by several chapels and tombs. One of these houses the shrine of Erik IX. of Sweden (Erik the Holy). In the 13th century it was moved here...

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  • Castle

    4 out of 5 stars

    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 of the 18th century, the castle was almost completely rebuilt. Nowadays the castle is used as the seat of the County Governor of Uppsala and it is...

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Uppsala Restaurants

  • Cafes

    4 out of 5 stars

    As one of my guidebooks described Cafe Ofvandahls Hovkonditori as having "old-world charm", I decided to give it a try on my second afternoon in Uppsala. The history of the cafe dates back to the 19th century and some famous locals are said to have visited the place in the past. Cafe Ofvandahls has a wide selection of cakes, pastries and even...

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  • Odinsborg, Gamla Uppsala

    3 out of 5 stars

    A nice enough cafe at Gamla Uppsala. Go up to the cashier and order your food. The cafe is geared primarily to Swedes, but the staff tries hard to explain the menu to foreign tourists. After you order (and pay), you'll be given a numbered flag. The staff will bring the your order out to you. The food won't win any culinary awards, but it's...

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  • Stadsparken

    In Stadsträdgården (the city park) there is a café in a yellow house (Gula villan). The hose was once the home of the master gardener, but now it houses a café during the summer months. You can sit inside on a rainy day or outside enjoying the sun on a sunny day. Among the things you can buy here there are cakes, cookies, sandwiches and...

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Uppsala Nightlife

  • Take in a Movie

    On a rainy night (and there could be many) why not take refuge in the back row of one Uppsala’s bijou cinemas or theatres. Seek Amusement with your lips pronouncing the Swedish subtitles or better still on the person sitting next to you.

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  • O'Connors

    This is my absolute favorit Pub in Uppsala, i know them how work there to, and they all is very friendly and nic epepoles to talk to, a good place to rest and have a good Bear or diner.

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  • Birger Jarl Nightclub...

    Just near Flustret is the Birger Jarl situated.It has an more "Rockmusic" audience.Also an outdoor in summertime.

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Uppsala Transportation

  • Stockholm train

    I came to Uppsala by train from Stockholm and left the town 4 days later on the same route. During the day the two cities are connected by at least one train per hour; at peak times even more. The trip takes 38 minutes and in October 2013 a single ticket cost 108 SEK at the train station (SJ counter) or 84 SEK if bought online. I also used the...

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  • From Uppsala to Arlanda airport

    The bus ride from Uppsala to Arlanda takes about 30 minutes, and the first terminal the bus stop at is terminal 5, from which most international flights are leaving. From the morning to the evening the buses leave every half an hour. The bus leaves from the bus station in Uppsala and the bus has got number 801. The ticket (one way) costs 80...

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  • Explore Uppsala by public transport

    Uppsala's public transport mainly consists of green city buses and yellow regional buses, which are all operated by Upplands Lokaltrafik (UL). The network is divided into different zones with the city being the smallest zone. I must admit that I found it quite difficult to figure out the public transport system. A very helpful lady in the UL office...

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Uppsala Shopping

  • Strawberries and Veggies

    Fredrikslund is a farm that grows potatoes and the most delicious strawberries I've had. By Midsummer weekend this place is open and with a big line because of the freshness and deliciousness of their products.They also import Scottish single malt whiskey and sell clothes.

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  • Handmade Chrystal

    As in most parts of the world you can buy massproduced fabricmade stuff in Sweden to.....but if you want something that is very local, go to Ulva (10 km north of Uppsala). Here it is an "artvillage" where they make chrystal, leatherstuff and other handmade things. The chrystal is not cheap, but it is very beatiful and this is the only place you can...

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  • Souvinirs Shops

    On my way to the tourist information office i found this littel shop and it was very interesting because it had nice local things on display. Unfortunately, it was raining quite a lot and i was in a rush to reach tourist information office, so i couldn't look from inside. But i would like to recommend it to you. Local Crafts Swedish Kronor :-)...

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Uppsala Local Customs

  • Swedish beer

    Swedish beer is divided into classes according to its alcohol content. There are class I (lättöl), class II (folköl) and class III (starköl) beers with a class I beer being the weakest (alcohol 2,25 %) and a class III beer being the strongest beer (alcohol > 4,6 %).Class I and II beers are available in supermarkets, whereas class III is only on...

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  • Local Currency: Swedish Crown

    Sweden is a member of the European Union (EU) since 1995, but not a member of the so called Euro-Zone. That is why the local currency is not the Euro, but the Swedish Crown (Svensk krona).One Swedish Crown is subdivided into 100 Öre. Banknotes have the following values 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Crowns.Cash money is available from cash points...

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  • Second cup of coffee is (often) free

    My Swedish friends told me about this almost as soon as I got here and you will find it is the practice in many of the 'traditional' coffee houses (so probably not in places like Wayne's Coffee). You purchase your first cup of coffee and it is either poured for you or you are given a cup and told to help yourself. When you are finished that cup you...

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Uppsala Warnings and Dangers

  • Snow, ice & cyclists...

    I was under the impression that Scandinavian countries were astute at dealing with the worst of winter weather, but in Uppsala, I was not impressed by the provision for pedestrians. The roads are gritted & snowploughed clean, but the shared walk/cycleways, are just ignored. This is particularly difficult if you're a pedestrian, because you're...

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  • ???

    Dangerous people and bad guys everywhere..UUAAHAA-AHH-AH!! =)Hey,I'm joking! Here the "paradise"...you have toknow that shops haven't rolling shutters...you canwalk alone in the middle of the night without havingproblems(if you don't search for them,obiouvsly!)...Enjoy!

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Uppsala Tourist Traps

  • Swedish crones trap

    I've already wrote on my Stockholm-page about those misadventures which trap the tourist who has forgotten to change their money for Swedish crones. A punishment for our forgetfulness has overtaken us in Uppsala. When we arrived to this city and tried to park the car in the center, I recollected with horror, that I do not have Swedish crones....

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  • Gamla Uppsala Museum

    On the grounds of Gamla Uppsala, there's a small and expensive museum. Apparently, the main exhibit is grandstand seating in front of a picture window overlooking the burial mounds. Entry is SEK 50 for adults, SEK 30 for children. Families (2 adults and 1 or more children) may enter for SEK 100. The building is pretty from the outside,...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Uppsala What to Pack

  • Free brochures from the Tourist...

    Uppsala's Tourist information Office is well equipped with all sorts of brochures about the city and the Uppland region as well as Sigtuna. So after arrival to the city by train, I directly went to the Tourist Information Office, which is located more or less opposite of the train station.The guy in charge spoke good English and was friendly and...

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  • Climate in Uppsala

    There is no special rainy seasonAvg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 4 – 15°C ( 39 - 59°F ); min: -3 - 5°C ( 27 - 41°F )Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 19 – 22°C ( 66 - 71°F ); min: 10 - 14°C ( 50 - 57°F )Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 5 – 17°C ( 41 - 63°F); min: 1 - 9°C ( 34 – 49°F )Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 0 – 1°C ( 32 - 34°F); min: -3 - -2°C ( 27 - 30°F )

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  • Packing List

    Again - if you are a student, or have some kind of student ID, bring it, if you plan to stay for at least a few days. You can then get a guest ID to get into the student clubs, which are, after all, the best places to go dancing or drinking and socialising, and not the least, much cheaper than other restaurants/nightclubs!

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Uppsala Off The Beaten Path

  • 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 continents and regions, from the Arctic to the Tropics. Some highlights are a vampire bat from Costa Rica, a quetzal (the Inca's sacred bird) and the...

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  • 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 as much as 0,4 euro for a bottle. Bring a sack, have fun! :-)

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  • 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 is Sweden's oldest university library. It was founded in 1620! Every published book or paper in Sweden finds its way into the Carolina archives, and...

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Uppsala Sports & Outdoors

  • Bikers friendly city

    The number of bikes in Upsalla undoptedly you can compare (in Europe) to Netherland. Everywhere you can find bike-parkings, bike-pathways and other bike-facilities. Additionally out of the city you can find marvellous places for biking in the nature. They are not only for advanced riders but also for novices.

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  • Bandy...!

    If you come to Uppsala during winter, you can go see a game of the popular sport "bandy". Played on ice, but with a ball instead of a hockey ouck, this is a very popular sport in Sweden and some other northern countries. Ask at the tourist office for schedules. The arena is close to the town centre and called "Studenternas". Enjoy!!

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  • Cathedral

    In the east part of the Cathedral, in the Chapel of our Lady, the Swedish king Gustav Vasa (king between 1523 - 60) is buried. On the grave monument Gustav Vasa is lying between two of his wifes, Katarina and Margareta. They are all buried in the krypt belove the floor and when Gustav Vasa's third wife died she was also buried here. On the walls of...

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  • Central Uppsala

    Uppsala University was founded in 1477, when the university's charter was signed. It is the oldest university in Scandinavia. Nowadays more than 40.000 students are subscribed at the university, which has premises all over the city. The main building was opened in 1887 and can be found just west of the cathedral. Other architecturally interesting...

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  • Uppsala University

    Uppsala University was founded in 1477, when the university's charter was signed. It is the oldest university in Scandinavia.Nowadays more than 40.000 students are subscribed at the university, which has premises all over the city. The main building was opened in 1887 and can be found just west of the cathedral.Other architecturally interesting...

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