Part creepy castle tour, part museum, Vasaborgen is an interactive exploration of Uppsala's castle ruins where many a horrible slaying has taken place over the centuries. Fortunately, no horrible slayings have taken place in recent times.

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1. Uppsala Slott

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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…

2. Uppsala konstmuseum

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

3. 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…

4. Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala

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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…

5. 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…

6. Linnaeum Orangery

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

7. Tropical Greenhouse

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

8. 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…