Must see attractions in Uppsala

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    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…

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    The Gothic Domkyrka dominates the city and is Scandinavia's largest and tallest church, with towers soaring 119m. The interior is imposing, with the…

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    Museum Gustavianum

    A wonder cabinet of wonder cabinets, the Museum Gustavianum rewards appreciation of the weird and well organised. The shelves in the pleasantly musty…

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    Gamla Uppsala Museum

    Gamla Uppsala Museum contains finds from the cremation mounds, a poignant mix of charred and melted beads, bones and buckles. More-intact pieces come from…

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    Uppsala Slott

    Built by Gustav Vasa in the 1550s, Uppsala Slott contains the state hall where kings were enthroned and Queen Kristina abdicated. The castle burned down…

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    Carolina Rediviva bibliotek

    Rare-book and map fiends should go directly to Carolina Rediviva, the university library. In a small, dark gallery, glass cases hold precious maps and…

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    Domkyrka Treasury

    Located in the north tower of the Domkyrka, the cathedral treasury houses Gustav’s funerary sword and silver crown, along with a notable collection of…

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    No matter how many times the brochures refer to the ‘sexual system’ of classification, the excitement to be had at Linnémuseet is primarily intellectual;…

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    Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala

    The Botanical Gardens, below the castle hill, show off more than 10,000 species and are pleasant to wander through. Attractions include the 200-year-old…

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    Tropical Greenhouse

    In contrast to the stunning baroque design of the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala, where it is located, the greenhouse exhibits tropical species from around…

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    A reconstructed version of Sweden’s oldest botanical garden – Linné’s playground – with more than 1300 species ­arranged according to the system he…

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    Follow signs from the grave mounds at Gamla Uppsala to reach Disagården, a 19th-century farming village turned open-air museum consisting of 26 timber…

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    Upplandsmuseet, in an 18th-century watermill, houses county collections of folk art, music and the history of Uppsala from the Middle Ages onwards, as…

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    Fredens hus

    This happy little museum in Uppsala Slott is dedicated to spreading the good word of peace on earth, free from religious overtones, by focusing on the…

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    Part creepy castle tour, part museum, Vasaborgen is an interactive exploration of Uppsala's castle ruins where many a horrible slaying has taken place…

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    Rune Stones

    In the grassy, sloping park between Domkyrka and the main Uppsala University building are nine typical Uppland rune stones. There's another row of them…

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    Uppsala konstmuseum

    Located at the Uppsala Slott entrance marked E, Uppsala Art Museum displays Swedish and international modern and contemporary art and ceramics, as well as…

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    Bror Hjorth’s House

    Bror Hjorth’s House, the studio of beloved local artist Bror Hjorth (1894–1968), is jam-packed with Hjorth’s charming paintings and sculptures. Hosts…

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    Linnaeum Orangery

    This beautiful orangery, a focal point of the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala, is over 200 years old.