Gamla Uppsala Church
The seat of Western culture, according to Olof Rudbeck’s 1679 book Atlantica, was Sweden: specifically, Gamla Uppsala. Rudbeck...
One of Sweden’s largest and most important burial sites, Gamla Uppsala (4km north of Uppsala) contains 300 mounds from the 6th to 12th...
Gamla Uppsala Museum
Gamla Uppsala Museum contains finds from the cremation mounds, a poignant mix of charred and melted beads, bones and buckles. More...
For a cool view over the city, head to the 6th-floor bar inside the huge, blocky Concert Hall.
Next to the unexcavated flat-topped moun called Tingshögen (Court Mound), at Gamla Uppsala, is Odinsborg, a restaurant known for its...
Gamla Uppsala Church information
According to reports from the medieval chronicler Adam of Bremen (who was never actually here), a vast golden temple graced Gamla Uppsala in the 10th century. Outside, dog, horse and human sacrifices were strung up in a sacred grove. Thor, Odin and the other Viking gods were displaced when Christianity arrived in 1090, and from 1164, the archbishop of Uppsala had his seat in a cathedral on the site of the present Church.