Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala

One of Sweden’s largest and most important burial sites, Gamla Uppsala (4km north of Uppsala) contains 300 mounds from the 6th to 12th centuries. The earliest are also the three most impressive. Legend has it they c…
Top Choice Historic Building in Falun

Carl Larsson-gården

Don’t miss Sweden's 'most famous home', located 13km northeast of Falun in the picturesque village of Sundborn. After their deaths, the early-20th-century residence of artist Carl Larsson and his wife Karin was pres…
Top Choice Historic Site in Västmanland

Engelsbergs Bruk

Looking more like a collection of gingerbread houses than an industrial relic, Engelsberg Bruk, a Unesco World Heritage Site in the tiny village of Ängelsberg, 60km north of Västerås, was one of the most important e…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Västerås

Anundshög

Västerås is surrounded by pre-Christian sites. The most interesting and extensive is Anundshög, the biggest tumulus (burial ground) in Sweden, 9km northeast of the city. You can get the bus 12 to Bjurhovda, from whe…
Top Choice Castle in Eskilstuna

Stora Sundby Slott

Occupying tranquil lands on the shores of Lake Hjälmaren, this outstanding castle was built in the 16th century in the Renaissance style and later transformed over 16 years (to 1848) into the turreted neo-Gothic for…
Top Choice Historic Building in Leksand

Munthe’s Hildasholm

Built by Axel Munthe (1857–1949), who served as the Swedish royal physician and wrote the best-selling memoir The Story of San Michele, this sumptuously decorated National Romantic–style mansion is set in beautiful …
Top Choice Historic Building in Mora

Zorngården

The Zorn family house, Zorngården, is an excellent example of a wealthy artist’s residence and reflects Anders Zorn’s National Romantic aspirations (check out the Viking-influenced hall and entryway). Access to the …
Archaeological Site in Eskilstuna

Sigurdsristningen

The vivid, 3m-long Viking Age rock carving Sigurdsristningen illustrates the story of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer, a hero whose adventures are described in Beowulf and the Icelandic sagas. The story inspired Wagner’s R…
Castle in Uppsala

Uppsala Slott

Uppsala Slott was built by Gustav Vasa in the 1550s. It contains the state hall where kings were enthroned and Queen Kristina abdicated. It was also the scene of a brutal murder in 1567, when King Erik XIV and his g…
Castle in Örebro

Örebro Slottet

Örebro's hulking and magnificent castle is unmissable in town and now serves as the county governor’s headquarters. It was originally built in the late 13th century, but most of what you see today is from 300 years …