Uppsala is a historically significant city. It is the hometown Carl Linnaeus, one of the world’s most famous botanists and scientists. Walk through some of the many hiking trails that cross the city and its surroundings and enjoy a city full of historical sights!

Historic Uppsala


Carolina Rediviva, Uppsala’s University Library. There you will see the fantastic silver Bible from the 6th century, one of the world’s oldest and most comprehensive Gothic bibles.

The royal mounds in Old Uppsala and it’s museum of the Viking era, the Gamla Uppsala museum, with its Iron Age exhibitions.

The region’s fascinating industrial villages, Vallonbruk, are a perfect day trip destination.

Uppsala Cathedral with the Swedish royalty cemetery such as Gustav Vasa, who died in 1560.

Uppsala Castle, which houses three museums: Uppsala Art MuseumHouse of Peace and Vasaborgen. Do not miss the opportunity to see the cityscape from high up by participating in a guided walk up on the castle roof.


Uppsala University (Gustavianum) was founded in the 15th century and is Sweden’s oldest university.


Linnaeus’ Hammarby is Carl von Linnaeus’ flower paradise. It is a wonderful summer destination (open May-September) and is located less than 15 kilometers from the city center (easy to reach by bike or public transport).


Linnaeus Museum (open May-September). Located in the 18th century botanist’s house, located on the edge of the vast Linnaeus Garden.

Activities for children

Uppsala is a child-friendly destination with many parks and public playgrounds.

Get to know Sweden’s most famous cat, the fairy tale character Pelle Svanslös.

When it comes to museums, the little ones will find the Evolution Museum particularly interesting with its exhibitions of large and small creatures. The museum also houses Scandinavia’s largest collection of authentic dinosaur skeletons.