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Gamla Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) is one of Scandinavia's most noteworthy areas with ancient remains. It is the site of three majestic royal mounds from the 6th century, one of Scandinavia's largest burial areas and ruins of a cathedral built in the 12th century. The area is surrounded by myths, with legends of power Svea kings as well as the golden heathen temples, human sacrifices and ancient Nordic blood sacrifices. Today, Gamla Uppsala is a popular excursion spot. You can also visit Gamla Uppsala Museum, Odinsborg restaurant and the open-air museum, Disagården.
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The Linnaeus’ Garden

The Linnaeus’ Garden

The Linnaeus’ Garden is a lush oasis with a beautiful orangery, right in the centre of Uppsala where you can find over 1,000 species arranged according to Linnaeus’ ‘Systema Naturæ’. Wander amongst the plants and enjoy the profusion of flowers whilst relaxing with a coffee or some lunch in the restaurant and café. The garden is also home to Linnaeus’ residence which now features a museum where you can find out more about the so-called King of Flowers and the period in which he lived. The Garden and Professor’s Residence (Linnaeus Museum) is open May-September.
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Linnaeus' Hammarby

Linnaeus' Hammarby

Hammarby is a rural 18th century estate, bought by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. In the well preserved manor-house you will find Linnaeus’ study with unique plant illustrations. Many of the plants that Linnaeus grew still flourish in the lush park. From the hill above the farm you can enjoy the scenery and dream yourself back to landscape of the 18th century. The manor with a café and exhibitions is open May through September, the surrounding cultural reserve all year round.
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