No matter how many times the brochures refer to the ‘sexual system’ of classification, the excitement to be had at Linnémuseet is primarily intellectual; still, botanists and vegetarians will enjoy a visit to the pioneering scientist’s home and workshop, where he lived with his wife and five kids (1743–78). Visits to the adjoining Linnéträdgården, a reconstruction of Sweden’s oldest botanical garden, is included in the admission fee.

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1. Linnéträdgården

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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…

2. Upplandsmuseet


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

3. Domkyrka

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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…

4. Domkyrka Treasury

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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…

5. Museum Gustavianum

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

6. Rune Stones

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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…

7. Carolina Rediviva bibliotek

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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…

8. Fredens hus

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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…