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Things to do in Uppsala

Hotell Kvarntorget – First Partner Collection is the perfect accommodation for those seeking to experience and explore Uppsala. Take the opportunity to visit the Botanical Garden, Uppsala Cathedral, Uppsala Castle and the family-friendly waterpark Fyrishov.

Uppsala Cathedral

Uppsala Cathedral is the largest cathedral in the Nordic region, and along with Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, and the Basilica of Saint Mary in Gdansk, Poland, the Uppsala Cathedral ranks as one of the largest cathedrals in the Baltic region. The cathedral is designed the in Gothic style and is home to the relics of Saint Eric of Sweden and Saint Bridget. The cathedral was founded in the 1270s and consecrated in 1435.

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Uppsala Botanical Garden

Welcome to one of Uppsala’s most beautiful sights, the Botanical Garden – The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala. Here you can experience the magnificent Baroque gardens, visit the 200-year-old orangery with its beautiful conservatories or seek inspiration for your own gardening activities among rock-bed plants, garden herbs and magnificent summer blossoms. You will also find Uppsala’s only rainforest, namely the tropical greenhouse. Guided tours, art exhibitions and other events are hosted at the Botanical Garden. Visit the gardens to learn more, be inspired and enjoy the great diversity of the world of plants.

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Uppsala Castle

Uppsala Castle was founded by King Gustav Vasa in 1549 and has played a significant role in the history of both Uppsala and Sweden. Many decisive historical events took place here, such as the Sture Murders in 1567, King Gustav II Adolf’s decision for Sweden to engage in what was to become the Thirty Years’ War. And in the Great Hall, Schering Rosenhane proclaimed Queen Kristina’s abdication on 6 June 1654.

Photo: Gustav Dalesjö


Did you know that Uppsala has Sweden’s only pedestrian crossing for cats? There is a lot to discover if you love the adventures of the tailless cat, Peter-No-Tail, from the children’s book series by Gösta Knutsson. In Uppsala, you will find the Pelleparken playground, and you can venture on guided city walks where you will visit many famous locations from the books and listen to anecdotes about Sweden’s most beloved cat.

Read more on Destination Uppsala’s website.

Photo: Gustav Dalesjö

Ancient times and the Vikings

Uppsala and Uppland are one of Sweden’s richest regions for those seeking to discover monuments from the Viking Age. This era in history has fascinated people of all generations, both adults and children.

Visit the Destination Uppsala website to learn more about the Gamla Uppsala Museum, the royal barrows of Gamla Uppsala Högar, Uppland Museum and much more.