The smallish university town of Uppsala lies just 70km northwest of Stockholm, but it’s magical in its own right with the medieval buildings and breathtaking surroundings found here. With plenty of quaint shops, cafes, and eateries scattered throughout the town, it’s easy to get lost here and fall in love with this altogether different city of Sweden.
Top Attractions in Uppsala
The Domkyrka of Uppsala was concecrated in 1435 and reigns supreme as one of the city’s best attractions to see. Boasting the Baroque pulpit, the Tomb of King Gustavus Adolphus among the many other famous tombs, the Gilded Reliquary of King Erix IX, this is a must see building that’s bound to capture the hearts and souls of the history buffs
Uppsala’s University Museum was funded but Gustavus Adolphus and today contains the cultural history collections of the age old University. Boasting sites like the Museum of Nordic Antiquities, the Victoria Museum, and an Anatomical Theatre, the museum has a lot to see. Make sure you check out the permanent exhibitions that include Viking relics and the Egyptian Mummies.
Gamla Uppsala Museum
Reflecting the Viking Burial Mounds dotted across the museum’s landscape, the Gamla Uppsala Museum with its dome shape is an experience in its own right. Learn all about the Viking myths and culture while you browse the fascinating archeological findings that were made here during digs. This is one of the best places to get behind the Nordic History.
The official residence of the Country Governor, the Uppsala Castle oozes history in every sense of the word. From the beautiful art exhibitions to the battlements with their astounding views on offer, the Bror Hjorth's House to the Botanical Garden and the Uppsala Museum of Art, there’s a lot on offer here for the avid tourist just waiting to be explored.