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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 the favourite for 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 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, and a 50 percent discount at the Fyrishov Water Park. 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 and leave it.


Gamla Uppsala

Three miles (5km) north of Uppsala, Gamla Uppsala was once an important town, the seat of Swedish royalty and the site…

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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…

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Uppsala Cathedral

The biggest church in Scandinavia at 390 feet (119m), the Uppsala Cathedral, also called the Uppsala Domkyrka,…

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