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Do & See
For those with an interest in history, and for those looking for sensory stimulation and great experiences, Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala Castle and Museum Gustavianum are at your disposal. Gustav Vasa comes to life through the tales of Vasaborg, the official name of the castle, or you can experience the enthralling feeling of an organ concert in the cathedral and be enchanted by the Augsburg Art Cabinet. Those in search of a bit of fun can enjoy themselves at Fyrishov while the gardeners among you can get your fill at the Botanical Garden and the Linnaeus’ Garden. Relax on board the boat M/S Linnea af Upsala, or enjoy the view from the Uppsala Konsert & Kongress Uppsala’s award-winning landmark.
Fyrishov

Fyrishov

Fyrishov is one of Sweden’s largest arenas with approximately 2 million visitors every year. The water park attracts many visitors all year round, but there are also sports facilities and swimming pools, along with a spa, gym, restaurant and outdoor swimming pool. Camping areas and cabins are located right next to the arena.
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Gamla Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala, or ‘Old Uppsala’ in English, features a stimulating archaeological area with three imposing burial mounds from the 6th century AD making it one of the largest burial sites in Scandinavia. The Sagas tell us of a golden pagan temple, pagan worship, human sacrifice and sacrificial feasts. The Gamla Uppsala Museum, the Open-Air Museum of Disagården and the Odinsborg restaurant are all nearby.
M/s Linnea Af Upsala

M/s Linnea Af Upsala

Take a daytrip or an evening cruise by boat along the beautiful River Fyris to Ekoln. The boat departs from Flustret in Uppsala and passes through Kungsängen where thousands of Snake’s Head Fritillaries, known as Kungsängs lilies in Swedish, bloom in the spring. Disembark at Skarholmen or at Skokloster castle for coffee and cake, or a bite to eat.
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Museum Gustavianum

Uppsala University’s oldest existing building is now a museum for the university’s collections. There are mummies and ancient coins, as well as artefacts from the age of the Vikings, and instruments from Linnaeus, Rudbeck and Celsius. The building also houses the imaginatively embellished Augsburg Art Cabinet and the Anatomical Theatre.
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Uppsala Cathedral

Scandinavia’s largest cathedral was built in the Gothic style in the 1270s before being consecrated in 1435. The cathedral is home to the tombs of several Kings and famous scientists including Gustav Vasa and Carl Linnaeus. The treasury houses Gustav Vasa’s sword, the relics of Eric IX of Sweden, as well as the golden chalice of Christina, Queen of Sweden. It is also possible to listen to concerts, look at exhibits, and have coffee and cake in the cosy Katedralcafé, or browse the gift shop. Open daily, year round.
Uppsala Konsert & Kongress

Uppsala Konsert & Kongress

Uppsala’s new award-winning landmark hosts concerts, conferences and events in surroundings that speak for themselves. In conjunction with the concerts, you can enjoy a glass of wine and a snack while enjoying the magnificent views. The restaurant on the ground floor serves ample lunches and is also open during concerts. This is a building that is well worth a visit in itself.
Uppsala Castle

Uppsala Castle

Construction started on the castle in the 1540s at the instruction of Gustav Vasa. The castle has been host to many key historical events, such as the Sture Murders and the abdication of Christina, Queen of Sweden. Today, however, the castle arranges meetings and conferences in the Great Hall and is also the residence of the County Governor. It is also possible to listen to lectures and watch films in the Uppsala Peace Museum, to appreciate modern art in Uppsala Art Museum, and to immerse yourself in the history of the castle in the ruins of Vasaborg.
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Stadsteatern - The City Theatre

Who dares, wins and this theatre has certainly dared to be different and has won both prizes and the appreciation of visitors alike. The theatre offers an eclectic mix of modern popular drama, comedy, classic interpretations, as well as bolder ventures. In addition to their own productions, you may also enjoy guest performances of dance and performance art. The theatre also stages an international arts festival each year and is one of Uppsala’s top cultural attractions, as well as a source of pride.
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