What to do and see in Uppsala, Uppsala County: The Best Budget-friendly Things to do

May 22, 2022 Moriah Teneyck

Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden. Situated on the coast just north of Stockholm, it is home to a major university, Sweden's largest Cathedral, and the Uppsala castle.
Restaurants in Uppsala

1. The English Bookshop

Svartbacksgatan 19, Uppsala 753 32 Sweden +46 18 10 05 10 [email protected] http://www.bookshop.se
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The English Bookshop

Our aim is to be a booklover's bookshop; the sort of place where you can lose yourself in the shelves for hours, browsing and relaxing in a chair to the soft music we play, while the river Fyris gently flows by a block away.

Reviewed By KTLund - Lund, Sweden

I live in southern Sweden and was amazed at the wonderful book shop! Great selection and friendly staff. What a breath of fresh air during my visit to Uppsala!

2. Gamla Uppsala

Uppsala Sweden +46 18 23 93 12 http://www.raa.se/upplev-kulturarvet/gamla-uppsala-museum
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4.5 based on 446 reviews

Gamla Uppsala

Reviewed By gsurya - Malmö, Sweden

Well documented & arranged museum, had English & Swedish tours, lovely walking path around the burial mounds. Nice outing for a summer day.

3. Uppsala Domkyrka

Domkyrkoplan 2, Uppsala 753 10 Sweden +46 18 430 36 30 [email protected] http://www.uppsaladomkyrka.se
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4.5 based on 1,007 reviews

Uppsala Domkyrka

Reviewed By perideb

Cathedral is breathtaking. The service at the gift shop was very good, she told us brief history and answered some of our questions. Overall, great experience.

4. Museum Gustavianum

3 Akademigatan, Uppsala 753 10 Sweden +46 18 471 75 71 [email protected] http://www.gustavianum.uu.se
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Museum Gustavianum

Reviewed By emiliap469 - Timisoara, Romania

During a trip in Sweden between May 15- May 20, 2019, we visited Uppsala, especially for its Gustavianum Museum. Gustavianum is the former main building of the Uppsala University, built between 1622 and 1625. The museum exhibits a lot of physics and astronomy devices acquired by the Uppsala University across its history or donated by different collectors. Under its cupola is the Theatrum Anatomicum, an steep amphitheater consisting in concentric regular octagonal (with 8 sides) polygons, where medical students watched the human dissection on a central table. This is one of the oldest preserved anatomical theater in the world. It's so impressive to see old lecture notes of students from the early years of Uppsala University, that are not so different from lectures notes by nowadays students. There are exposed the lecture notes of the first known student (in theology and philosophy) from around 1477, the lecture notes of a medical student from 1550, as well lecture notes in physics (1650). We spent more time to see the exhibits concerning physics, astronomy and medicine at Uppsala University, and less for antiquities, excavated by the university archaeologists or donated by others. It was really instructive to see how old is the passion for the science in this small city.

5. Linnaeus Garden

27 Svartbaecksgatan, Uppsala 753 32 Sweden +46 18 471 28 38 [email protected] http://www.botan.uu.se/vara-tradgardar/linnetradgarden/
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Linnaeus Garden

The Linnaeus Garden was the first botanical garden in Sweden founded in 1655 by Olof Rudbeck the elder. It is laid out in the French Style and restored following Linnaeus' and Carl Harleman's design from 1745. Today approximately 1300 species are grown here. All known to have been cultivated by Linnaeus and arranged according to his own system. The garden is open to public May–September.

Reviewed By GaborT86 - Budapest, Hungary

For those who love plants, flowers and history, this is the place. We loved it! The garden is not huge, but it is lovely indeed. And the exhibition in the old house of Linnaeus is great as well.

6. Botanical Gardens

Villavagen 6-8, Uppsala 75236 Sweden +46 18 471 28 38 http://www.botan.uu.se/vara-tradgardar/botaniska-tradgarden/
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Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Garden is one of Uppsala's most popular destinations. Here, you can enjoy the grandiose Baroque Garden, visit the 200 year old Orangery with its beautiful grand halls or find inspiration for home gardening among rockery plants, vegetables, summer plants and in the systemic quarters of woody plants. The Tropical Greenhouse is home to Uppsala's only rainforest! For open hours in the glass houses see web page.

Reviewed By Pichalv - Sigulda, Latvia

The Botanical Garden is one of Uppsala's most popular destinations. Here, you can enjoy the grandiose Baroque Garden, visit the 200 year old Orangery with its beautiful grand halls or find inspiration for home growing among rockery plants, vegetables, summer plants and in the systemic quarters of woody plants. The Tropical Greenhouse is home to Uppsala's only rainforest! TRhere is a cafeteria. It is really nice place to have a rest and to explore so different plants.

7. Biotopia - Biologiska Museet

Vasaparken Kyrkogårdsgatan 35, Uppsala 753 13 Sweden +46 18 727 63 70 [email protected] http://www.biotopia.nu
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Biotopia - Biologiska Museet

8. Linnaeus' Hammarby

Hammarby, Uppsala 755 98 Sweden +46 18 471 28 38 [email protected] http://www.botan.uu.se/our-gardens/linnaeus-hammarby/
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Linnaeus' Hammarby

The small estate Hammarby, 15 km SE of Uppsala, was bought by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. He wanted a farm on the countryside where he could spend the summers together with his family, away from the unhealthy quarters of Uppsala. Today, few Swedish manor-houses preserve such an authentic milieu. It reflects the private life of Linnaeus as well as his scientific work.

Reviewed By brocdog - Santa Cruz, United States

This site, about 20 minutes outside of Uppsala, consists of several structures in which Linnaeus and his family spent their summers (and continued to live after Linnaeus died). The tour (you can book one in English) covers the main house and is quite informative; be sure to check out the other structures, including the little stone house up on the hill where Linnaeus moved his specimen collections to protect them from fire. Cafe on site has nice food that you can enjoy in the garden in summer - a nice way to spend a relaxing afternoon!

9. Uppsala University Main Building

3 Biskopsgatan The University Main Building is currently closed for interior renovations., Uppsala 753 10 Sweden http://www.uu.se
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Uppsala University Main Building

The University Main Building is situated in the center of the town, close to the cathedral. It was built in the 1880s and today it is used for lectures, conferences, concerts and academic festivities.

Reviewed By AllegraLC

This’s accessible by foot from The Uppsala Central Station. Do not miss it when you’re in Uppsala. The beautiful architecture, coupled with the flowers and blue sky portrayed a picturesque scene. It reminded me of my university day. It’s a pity that I did not do enough reading while visiting and only discovered what I missed after I was home.

10. Fjallnora Friluftsomrade

35 Fjaellnora, Uppsala 755 97 Sweden +46 18 727 06 10 http://www.uppsala.se/kultur-och-fritid/friluftsomraden/fjallnora-friluftsomrade
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Fjallnora Friluftsomrade

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