Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #3 in Uppsala, Sweden


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 15 sights
Distance 8.3 km
Ascend 145 m
Descend 144 m

Explore Uppsala in Sweden with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in UppsalaIndividual Sights in Uppsala

Sight 1: 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)

708 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Gunsta backar

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Gunsta slopes is a park in Uppsala. There is a playground.

Wikipedia: Gunsta Backar (SV)

1400 meters / 17 minutes

Sight 3: Frodeparken

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Frodeparken is a park in central Uppsala from the 1930s. It is limited in the northeast by Salagatan and in the southwest by the railway track. There is a playground and flower plantations.

Wikipedia: Frodeparken (SV)

535 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

134 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

193 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Baptistkyrkan

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The Baptist Church is a Christian free church in Uppsala, Sweden, affiliated with the Uniting Church of Sweden. The congregation was founded in 1861 and is thus the oldest free church in Uppsala.

Wikipedia: Baptistkyrkan, Uppsala (SV), Website

344 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: House of Peace

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Fredens Hus is a non-profit, politically and religiously independent association that works for peace, human rights and everyone's equal value. The activities are conducted all over Sweden and are mainly aimed at young people. Through exhibitions, projects and educational activities, Fredens Hus works for social sustainability. It is about peace work at the grassroots level to promote gender equality, counteract racism and intolerance and to practice conflict management and active citizenship. The activities are mainly financed through project grants from foundations, authorities and municipalities – but also fundraising from private individuals and companies, as well as through fees from training courses that they conduct. Fredens Hus is a member of Giva Sverige and is under the Swedish Fundraising Control and has a so-called 90-account.

Wikipedia: Fredens Hus (SV), Website

493 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

404 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 9: Gunilla Bell

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The Gunilla Bell hangs in the bell tower that sits on top of the bastion Styrbiskop at Uppsala Castle, and has become one of the symbols of the city of Uppsala and its university.

Wikipedia: Gunillaklockan (SV)

295 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 10: 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

589 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

277 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 12: 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

444 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 13: Bror Hjorths Hus

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Bror Hjorths Hus

Bror Hjorths Hus is a museum located in Uppsala, Sweden. The museum is housed in the former studio of sculptor and painter Bror Hjorth (1894–1968).

Wikipedia: Bror Hjorths Hus (EN), Website

1115 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 14: Fredriksbergsparken

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Fredriksbergsparken is a park in Uppsala, Sweden. There is a playground, lime trees and lawns.

Wikipedia: Fredriksbergsparken (SV)

1327 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 15: Flogstaparken

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Flogstaparken is a park in Uppsala, Sweden. There is a children's playground.

Wikipedia: Flogstaparken (SV)


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