38 Sights in Uppsala, Sweden (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Uppsala, Sweden. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 38 sights are available in Uppsala, Sweden.

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1. Old Uppsala

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Gamla Uppsala Ancient Monument Area is the collective term for the monumental large mounds, burial grounds and other ancient monuments found at Gamla Uppsala. In total, the area is believed to have contained between 2,000 and 3,000 graves. The area has been excavated several times since the 1600s, with major excavations in the 1840s, 1870s, 1990s and 2010s.

Wikipedia: Gamla Uppsala fornlämningsområde (SV)

2. Mikaelskyrkan

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Mikaelskyrkan is a church building in Uppsala and belongs to the Domkyrkolas Assembly in Uppsala dift. The building is located on Skolgatan closest to the railway, and was built to serve what was then Uppsala’s poorest area, Svartbäcken. The church could be built through a donation from August Mikael Posse. The church was designed by Axel Kumlien and was inaugurated on Mikaeli Day in 1892 and was called the Mikael Kapelet at the time. The name here is not a saint name, but comes from the donor’s name. At the end of the 19th century, various preachers served at the chapel. Among other things, 1893 evening prayers were held for about 300 boys on Wednesdays and about 500 girls on Thursdays. In 1940 the chapel underwent a thorough renovation. The large altar window was re-set and the interior was largely replaced. In 1960, the chapel was restored again, and also came to be called Mikael Church. Only now did they celebrate family worship and perform baptism in the church.

Wikipedia: Mikaelskyrkan, Uppsala (SV)

3. Museum of Evolution

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The Museum of Evolution of Uppsala University is a natural history museum in Sweden, and holds Scandinavia's largest fossil collection of dinosaurs. The number of items in today's collection, which spans zoological, paleontological and mineralogical specimens, is approximately 5 million unique pieces, of which only a fraction are exhibited. Expeditions to China in the 20th century unearthed numerous unique paleontological treasures. The museum's collection contains three teeth of the Peking Man, found by paleontologist Otto Zdansky during an expedition to Zhoukoudian in 1921. Due to its large collection of type specimens the museum is an important establishment in the field of biological systematics, and it maintains an active exchange with other scientific institutions worldwide.

Wikipedia: Museum of Evolution of Uppsala University (EN), Website

4. Linnéträdgården

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The Linnaean Garden or Linnaeus Garden is the oldest of the botanical gardens belonging to Uppsala University, Sweden, and nowadays one of two satellite gardens of the larger University of Uppsala Botanic Garden, the other being the Linnaeus family's former summer home Linnaeus's Hammarby. The garden has been restored and is kept as an 18th-century botanical garden, according to the specifications of Carl Linnaeus, who started studying at Uppsala University in 1730 where he later became professor of botany and principal and is known for formalising the modern system of naming organisms, creating the modern binomial nomenclature, and who owned the garden from 1741 and had it rearranged according to his own ideas, documented in his work Hortus Upsaliensis (1748).

Wikipedia: Linnaean Garden (EN), Website

5. Carolina Rediviva

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Carolina Rediviva is the main building of the Uppsala University Library in Uppsala, Sweden. The building was begun in 1820 and completed in 1841. The original architect was Carl Fredrik Sundvall. Later additions to the building have been designed by Axel Johan Anderberg and Peter Celsing. The name, literally "Carolina Revived", was given in remembrance of the old Academia Carolina building, which had functioned as the university library for most of the 18th century. Carolina Rediviva is the oldest and largest university library building in the country. It is also the site where the Codex Argenteus and the Cancionero de Upsala are kept.

Wikipedia: Carolina Rediviva (EN), Website

6. Stadsträdgården

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Stadsträdgården, often referred to as Stadsparken, is a park in Uppsala, Sweden. The park is bounded to the north by Svandammshallarna and Flustret, to the east by the Fyris River, to the south by Studenternas IP and to the west by Uppsala University Hospital. The City Garden is a city park and the city's largest park. In the park there is a playground, the café Gula villan and the open-air theater Parksnäckan. During the winter of 2011 and 2013, the cultural event Ice Festival was held in the City Garden, when a number of statues of ice were erected in the park.

Wikipedia: Stadsträdgården, Uppsala (SV)

7. Hedströmska kilen

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Hedströmska kilen is a wedge-shaped park in the Luthagen district of Uppsala, Sweden, bordering Börjegatan, Kyrkogårdsgatan and Geijersgatan. There are apple trees and winding linden hedges. Hedström's nursery was previously located on the site. For a long time, the park was officially unnamed, but has been called Hedströmska kilen for a long time. In 2013, Uppsala Municipality decided that the park should also be officially called Hedströmska kilen.

Wikipedia: Hedströmska kilen (SV)

8. Sankt Pers kyrka

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Sankt Pers kyrka

St. Per's Church is a church in Uppsala, Sweden. It is located in the northeastern part of central Uppsala in the district of Kvarngärdet and is the most modern district church in Uppsala Cathedral parish. The church is located in the middle of the Kvarngärdet area and is located north of Kvarntorget where St. Olofsgatan ends. The church was completed and inaugurated in 1987 and is the third in Uppsala to bear the name Sankt Per's Church.

Wikipedia: Sankt Pers kyrka, Uppsala (SV)

9. Uppsala slott

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Uppsala Castle is a 16th-century royal castle in the city of Uppsala, Sweden. Throughout much of its early existence, the castle played a major role in the history of Sweden. Originally constructed in 1549, the castle has been heavily remodeled, expanded, and otherwise modified. Today the structure houses the official residence of the governor of Uppsala County, various businesses, and two museums.

Wikipedia: Uppsala Castle (EN)

10. Tegnérparken

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Tegnérparken is a park in Luthagen in Uppsala in Sweden. The park is bounded by Kyrkogårdsgatan, Ringgatan and Sibyllegatan. The park is named after the bald Esaias Tegnér but is often called the Giraffe park after a giraffe -shaped slide that was previously in the park. On October 10, 2015, the 19 -meter -high artwork was inaugurated the tenth chimney, designed by Jan Svenungsson, in the park.

Wikipedia: Tegnérparken (SV)

11. Anna Petrus park

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Anna Petrus Park is a park located in Kungsängen, Uppsala. It was completed in 2014 as part of the former industrial area and will be surrounded by residential blocks with elements of trade. The park has three parts, an activity park designed to practice parkour and skateboard and the like in, a lawn with a small hill, and some with play equipment. A fixed grill is also available.

Wikipedia: Anna Petrus park (SV)

12. Stabbylyckan

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Stabbylyckan is a park between Tiundagatan and Stabbyskogen in the Stabby area of Uppsala, Sweden. Stabbylyckan is dominated by eight different kinds of apple trees. There are also different kinds of lilacs, jasmine, peonies and roses. In Stabbylyckan's plantings you will find, among other things, birch bark, delphinium, spireas, ensign's heart, student carnation and autumn phlox.

Wikipedia: Stabbylyckan (SV)

13. The Pulpit

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The Pulpit Johan Jönsson (Julle) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Hågadalen-Nåsten Nature Reserve is a nature reserve that forms the cultural landscape of Hågadalen in the Hågaån valley west of Uppsala and the forest area Nåsten. The reserve is bordered to the north by Highway 55. The nature reserve includes Ravinen in Kvarnbo, Hågahögen, Fjärilsstigen and the oak forest Norby lund. There are also many ancient monuments in the area.

Wikipedia: Hågadalen-Nåstens naturreservat (SV)

14. Klosterparken

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Klosterparken is a park in the courtyard of the Torget district of Uppsala, Sweden. The block is located between the streets Svartbäcksgatan, S:t Persgatan, Östra Ågatan and Klostergatan. In the park there is a herb garden and marked walls after the Uppsala Franciscan convent. In Klosterparken there is also the runestone Uppland's runic inscriptions Fv1972;271.

Wikipedia: Klosterparken (SV), Website

15. Pumphuset

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Pumphuset is an information and meeting place with exhibition and education for school students. The house is located at the Island Bridge next to Fyrisån in Uppsala and was built starting in 1874 by the then Gothenburg -based architect Adrian C. Peterson. The building was Uppsala's waterworks for almost 100 years, and then became a municipal engineering museum.

Wikipedia: Pumphuset, Uppsala (SV), Website

16. Murkelparken

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Murkelparken is a neighbourhood park in Norby, Uppsala, Sweden. The park got its name in 1962 when the area began to be named with the theme of mushrooms. The park was the first themed playground in Uppsala, which was re-inaugurated on 8 June 2010, with the name In the Painter's Garden. The theme is inspired by the children's book Linnea in the Painter's Garden.

Wikipedia: Murkelparken (SV)

17. Livets Ord

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Word of Life is a megachurch in Uppsala and an international association of churches, within the Swedish Word of Faith movement. Livets Ord is the foremost example of the Neo-charismatic movement in Sweden, closely related to Word of Faith, and it may be viewed as a Swedish expression similar to Pentecostal elements in American Christianity.

Wikipedia: Word of Life (Sweden) (EN), Website

18. Ulva Kvarn

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Ulva is a village in the southernmost part of Bälinge parish, about 7 km north of Uppsala in Uppsala Municipality, Sweden. In the village is Ulva mill, which operated mills in various forms between the end of the 1200s and 1963. Since 1984 there has been a handicraft village with various activities in the mill buildings.

Wikipedia: Ulva (SV), Website

19. Gamla Uppsala kyrka

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Gamla Uppsala kyrkaLestat (Jan Mehlich) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Gamla Uppsala Church is a church in Old Uppsala, Sweden. It is the parish church of Gamla Uppsala parish and is located on a historic site with prehistoric ancestry. The church is also located right next to the former urban area called Gamla Uppsala, which today is basically part of the current urban area of Uppsala.

Wikipedia: Gamla Uppsala kyrka (SV)

20. Lötenkyrkan

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The Löten Church is a church located at Heidenstam Square, in Uppsala, Sweden, and is a district church of Gamla Uppsala Parish. Lötenkyrkan is one of forty partner churches that exist between the Church of Sweden and the Swedish Evangelical Mission. Hans Lindholm serves as the pastor of the Church.

Wikipedia: Löten Church (EN)

21. Finn Malmgrens plan

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Börjeparken, Finn Malmgrens plan is a park in Luthagen, Uppsala, Sweden. The park has flower plantations and is known for its cherry trees that bloom in the spring. In the park there is also a statue of Finn Malmgren, a Swedish meteorologist and polar researcher working at Uppsala University.

Wikipedia: Börjeparken, Finn Malmgrens plan (SV)

22. Banvaktsparken

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The Banvaktsparken is 0.37 hectares large and is thus one of Uppsala’s smallest parks. It is located in the Luthagen district and is bounded to the south by Hällbygatan and to the north by Dalabanan. In 2022, a new playground was opened in the park, including a throwing swing.

Wikipedia: Banvaktsparken (SV)

23. Botaniska trädgården

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Botaniska trädgården

The Botanical Garden of Uppsala University, near Uppsala Castle, is the principal botanical garden belonging to Uppsala University. It was created on land donated to the university in 1787 by Sweden's King Gustav III, who also laid the cornerstone of Linneanum, its orangery.

Wikipedia: Botanical Garden (Uppsala University) (EN)

24. Helga Trefaldighets Kyrka

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Helga Trefaldighets Kyrka

Helga Trinity Church, also called the Trinity Church and the Bond Church, is a church building in Uppsala diocese. It is the main church in the Helga Trinity Assembly. It is located immediately south of Uppsala Cathedral and thus outside the territory of its congregation.

Wikipedia: Helga Trefaldighets kyrka (SV)

25. Byggmästarparken

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Byggmästarparken is a neighbourhood park in Uppsala, Sweden. The decision on what the park should be called was made on 1954-06-18. In 2008, the lighting was renewed to increase safety and the use of the park. In the park there are lawns, trees, flowers and a playground.

Wikipedia: Byggmästarparken (SV)

26. Näckens polska

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Näckens polska is a sculpture by Bror Hjorth in Uppsala, designed as a fountain with a six-metre-high sculpture group in the middle. On one side, Näcken is depicted playing the violin. Has a very rough-hewn face with large teeth. On the other side, Huldran is depicted.

Wikipedia: Näckens polska (SV)

27. Kung Björns hög

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The Håga mound (Hågahögen) or King Björn's Mound is a large Nordic Bronze Age tumulus in the western outskirts of Uppsala, Sweden. It is one of the most magnificent remains from the Nordic Bronze Age. It is Scandinavia's most gold-rich bronze age grave ever found.

Wikipedia: Håga mound (EN)

28. Uppsala moské

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Uppsala moské

The Uppsala Mosque is a small but very frequented mosque located in the Kvarngärdet neighbourhood of Uppsala in Sweden. At the time of construction, it was mistakenly claimed to be the northernmost mosque in the world. It is still the northernmost mosque in Sweden.

Wikipedia: Uppsala Mosque (EN), Website

29. Linnémuseet

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The Linnaeus Museum is a Swedish museum of personal history in Uppsala, Sweden, named after Carl Linnaeus. The Linnaeus Museum is run by the non-profit association Svenska Linnésällskapet. The museum is open to the public between May and September.

Wikipedia: Linnémuseet (SV), Website

30. Salabackekyrkan

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Salabacke Church is a church in Sala backe, Uppsala, Sweden that was opened in 1958. The church was designed by Sten Hummel-Gumaelius and is made of wood. It suffered an arson attack in 1993 but was later rebuilt with an almost identical design.

Wikipedia: Salabacke Church (EN)

31. Källparken

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Källparken is a neighborhood park in Sala Backe in eastern Uppsala, Sweden. It was built in the 1950s and renovated in the summer of 2012. The park was named after the Sala spring, which is located in the northeast corner of the park.

Wikipedia: Källparken (SV)

32. Sankt Ansgars kyrka

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Sankt Ansgar Church is a church in Uppsala, Sweden. It is located on Studentvägen, in the Kungsgärdet district. It is run by the independent Sankt Ansgar Foundation within the Church of Sweden and belongs to the Diocese of Uppsala.

Wikipedia: Sankt Ansgars kyrka, Uppsala (SV)

33. Bolandstornet

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The Boländerna water tower is a water reservoir in the Boländerna district of Uppsala Municipality, Sweden. The water tower was built between 1968 and 1970. The tower is 48 meters high and holds 18,000 cubic meters of water.

Wikipedia: Boländerna vattentorn (SV)

34. U 962

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Uppland's Runic Inscriptions 962 is a runestone located outside the wall of Vaksala Church in Uppsala. It is placed together with three other stones, U 963, U 964, U 965. The edge with the carver's name is partially off.

Wikipedia: Upplands runinskrifter 962 (SV)

35. Höganäsparken

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Höganäshöjden is a park in Uppsala, Sweden, bordering Höganäsgatan, Botvidsgatan and an allotment area. The park was created in the 1930s at the same time as the surrounding residential area was being built.

Wikipedia: Höganäshöjden (SV)

36. Gunnar Leches park

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Gunnar Leches park

Gunnar Leches Park is a park in central Uppsala, Sweden, close to Uppsala Central Station. It is bounded by Stadshusgatan, Kungsgatan and Olof Palmes plats. The park is named after Uppsala architect Gunnar Leche.

Wikipedia: Gunnar Leches park (SV)

37. U 963

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Uppland's runic inscriptions 963 is a runestone located outside the wall of Vaksala church in Uppsala. It is placed together with three other stones, U 962, U 964, U 965. The top of the stone is knocked off.

Wikipedia: Upplands runinskrifter 963 (SV)

38. Sävja Kyrka

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Sävja Kyrka

Sävja Church is a church in Uppsala, Sweden. The church belongs to the parish of Denmark-Funbo. The church building is centrally located in the district of Sävja and is located next to Linnaeus' Sävja.

Wikipedia: Sävja kyrka (SV)


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