What to see in Uppsala

Uppsala Attractions

A vibrant university city, Uppsala is a fun destination with history and culture aplenty. The city's most renowned attraction is the Uppsala Domkyrka, the largest cathedral in Scandinavia, which contains a wealth of history. The city also boasts many museums, with the Museum Gustavianum a favourite amongst travellers.

For book lovers, the university library, Carolina Rediviva, is also a wonderful treat. There are many pleasant green lungs in Uppsala, including the Botanical Gardens, the Linnaeus Garden, and the Stadstradgarden. A short excursion up to the ancient Gamla Uppsala is an absolute must.

For those planning some serious sightseeing in Uppsala, the Uppsala Card gives travellers free admission to museums and some other attractions, with discounts on others. The card also allows free travel on public transport in the city and discounts in some shops and restaurants.

Buses and trains to Uppsala arrive at the station in the centre of town, within easy walking distance of most of the popular restaurants and attractions in the city. Driving in Uppsala can be confusing with many rather narrow and winding streets; the city is very bicycle and pedestrian-friendly, so it's a good idea to just park the car while sightseeing.

Gamla Uppsala

Three miles (5km) north of Uppsala, Gamla Uppsala was once an important town, the seat of Swedish royalty and the site of many historic funerals. It was an important religious and cultural centre as…

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Linnaeus Garden and Museum

The Linnaeus Garden was founded in 1655 as the first botanical garden in Sweden. It wasn't until the 18th century that Carl Linnaeus, a prominent Swedish botanist zoologist, physician, and father of…

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Uppsala Cathedral

The Uppsala Cathedral dominates the city skyline as the tallest church in Scandinavia at 390 feet (119m). Also called the Uppsala Domkyrka, it was built in the 14th century for royal coronations…

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