Uppsala lies north of Stockholm and is considered a city that combines academic and strong business culture. It is a lively university city also known as “Swedish Cambridge”.
Uppsala – What to see
No matter where you go in Uppsala, you will come across many historical monuments. The Carolina Rediviva University Library features the 6th-century Silver Bible, one of the oldest and most extensive Gothic codices in the world. Uppsala Cathedral and the burial place of Swedish kings, such as King Gustav Vasa, are also located here. Uppsala Castle is home to three museums: Uppsala Art Museum, House of Peace, and Vasaborgen.
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Another attraction is the University of Uppsala founded in the 15th century and is also the oldest university in Sweden. The Gustavianum building, which dates back to the 1920s serves as a museum now. The Gustavianum also hides part of the heritage of the University of Uppsala in the form of artworks and archaeological finds.
Set aside time for Linnaeus ’Hammarby, the flower paradise left here by botanist Carl Linnaeus.
Uppsala – Transportation
UL is the main provider of public transport services in Uppsala. The company is responsible for city buses, yellow regional buses, and the whole train system. With UL, you can quickly reach Stockholm Arlanda Airport, which is only 18 minutes away, and Stockholm in around 40 minutes.
Tip: UL also offers a flexible tourist passport that allows unlimited travel around Uppsala, for the whole duration of your stay.
A one-way ticket (local transport) costs approximately SEK 30 (EUR 3). The starting price of a taxi is approximately 56 SEK (5.60 EUR), for every 1 km you pay 24 SEK (2.40 EUR) extra.
Uppsala – Food and drinks
You can enjoy your meal in the city center or in the amazing nature. Uppsala is undoubtedly a heaven for gourmets. Stroll through the charming streets and historic squares and find restaurants and pubs serving not only classic Swedish food, but also international cuisine. Whatever type of restaurant you choose, you will find that many of them focus on organic products sourced locally.
Villa Anna offers typical rustic Swedish dishes in an innovative style and of the highest quality. Carnivores, but also vegans can get their belly full at Bastard Burgers. A restaurant that has a long list of great burgers of any kind. If you happen to be around Upplandsmuseet, visit the Unico Café. At Unico’s you will find a pleasant atmosphere, delicious burgers, salads, fish, perfect beer, and great coffee. Affordable.
Tip: In most of the restaurants, bars, and pubs you only can pay cashless. Have a debit or credit card on hand at all times.
Did you know that…
… many Swedes have decided to live in Uppsala even though they work in Stockholm. Why? Because this city has a lot to offer.
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