Uppsala is definitely the best kept secret in Sweden. History
is a large part of Uppsala. From the earliest churches dating back
to the 12th century to Uppsala University (the oldest in the Nordic
countries), and much more.
Old Uppsala Church (Gamla Uppsala Kyrka).
Travel to and from Uppsala is very easy. There is bus service
to and from Stockholms Arlanda Airport. From the central station,
you can go to many interesting sites. Uppsala is also a short
train ride from Stockholm.
As for the sights of Uppsala. You shouldn't miss the Old Uppsala
Church (Gamla Uppsala Kyrka). It is from the 12th century and is
very beautiful. Within 100 meters is the Old Uppsala Mounds (Gamla
Uppsala Högar). These are burial mounds for Swedish kings from the
Viking ages and before.
In Uppsala, you must see Uppsala Cathedral (Domkyrkan). It
is a real landmark. Built in the 13th century, it is the center point
of Uppsala. There are numerous rune stones that encircle the church.
Among those buried within its walls of the church are King Gustav
Vasa (the first Swedish King of the modern era) and Carl von Linné
who is known as the "King of Flowers" because he gave the latin
names to many of the species of flowers. He was a professor of
medicine and botany at Uppsala University.
You will also find that you are accross the street from Gustavianum
which is one of the most famous anatomical museums in the world. This
museum is definitely worth a tour. It has a great deal of historical
information on Uppsala and the University.
Uppsala Castle (Uppsala Slottet) is visible from most of Uppsala.
It is close to the Botonical Garden (Botoniska Trädgården). It is
also very close to Carolina Rediviva (the University's library which
has books that are as far back as the 1500s.
I could go on and on about Uppsala, but, you only need to look through a
couple of other home pages that can give you the information you need.
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