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 Museum in Uppsala

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 building hold case after case of obsolete tools and preserved odd…
Top Choice Church in Uppsala

Domkyrka

The Gothic Domkyrka dominates the city and is Scandinavia's largest church, with towers soaring an inspiring 119 m. The interior is imposing, with the French Gothic ambulatory flanked by small chapels. Tombs here in…
Museum in Uppsala

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 various boat graves in and around the site. The museum is ar…
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…
Library in Uppsala

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 manuscripts, including illuminated Ethiopian texts and the first…
Museum in Uppsala

Linnémuseet

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 pi…
Gardens in Uppsala

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 Linnaeum Orangery and the Tropical Greenhouse from where guide…
Gardens in Uppsala

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 the world. Tours of the gardens in English (50kr) begin here, …
Gardens in Uppsala

Linnéträdgården

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