Top things to do

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 Fusion in Uppsala

Jay Fu's

Fusion doesn't always work, but while some of the combinations here sound mildly indigestible – like mac and cheese with grilled lobster, truffles and bok choy – they are actually well planned and beautifully presen…
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 119m. The interior is imposing, with the French Gothic ambulatory flanked by small chapels. Tombs here inc…
Top Choice Swedish in Uppsala

Güntherska

An 1870 grande dame of a cafe that enjoys an exemplary position with terraced seating across from the river, and an elegant interior with regency-style wallpaper and chandeliers. The menu includes treats like hummus…
Top Choice Cafe in Uppsala

Kafferummet Storken

Don't be deceived by the nondescript entrance tucked into the corner of Stora Torget. Climb the stairs and you are transported to a cool cafe hang comprising a series of eclectically furnished rooms filled with nost…
Top Choice Club in Uppsala

Flustret

Occupying a big 'ole mansion by the river, Flustret is Uppsala's most enduring nightclub/party venue, though it sounds a lot hotter than it actually is. Still, if you're a night owl and you're in town, you're going …
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…