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Thai in Uppsala

Amazing Thai

This small, family-friendly spot inside a shopping centre is popular for its good-value buffet (both lunch and dinner) and welcoming atmosphere. The evening menu features a good selection of fragrant stir-fries, noo…
Seafood in Uppsala

Hambergs Fisk

Let the aromas of dill and seafood tempt you into this excellent fish restaurant, in a tiny storefront facing the river. Self-caterers should check out the adjoining fresh fish counter.
Swedish in Uppsala


Next to the unexcavated flat-topped moun called Tingshögen (Court Mound), at Gamla Uppsala, is Odinsborg, a restaurant known for its horns of mead and Viking feasts (although daintier refreshments are offered at the…
Cafe in Uppsala


Something of an Uppsala institution, this classy but sweet konditori (bakery-cafe) dates back to the 19th century and is a cut above your average coffee-and-bun shop. It’s been endorsed by no less a personage than t…
Live Music in Uppsala

Katalin & All That Jazz

Katalin, in a former warehouse behind the train station, hosts regular live jazz and blues, with occasional rock and pop bands. There’s a good restaurant too, and in summer the sun-splashed back patio is jammed with…
Pub in Uppsala


Upstairs on the main square is this friendly Irish pub and restaurant, with live music six nights a week and a selection of over 30 beers on tap, plus bottles from around the world.
Gardens in Uppsala

Botanical Gardens

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 a tropical greenhouse.
Library in Uppsala

Carolina Rediviva

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…
Historic Site in Uppsala


Follow signs from the grave mounds to Disagården, a 19th-century farming village turned open-air museum consisting of 26 timber buildings and a platform stage that serves as the focal point for Uppsala’s Midsummer c…
Museum in Uppsala


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 p…