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When I went to university I lived in Uppsala.

Uppsala is the 4th biggest city in Sweden with 192 000 inhabitants. It has many historical buildings, a university and the biggest cathedral in Scandinavia.

Some km north of Uppsala is Old Uppsala which was the political and religious centre before the end of the 13th century. It had first been a good location but because the land elevation it became impossible to go with ships so far up the Fyris River.
A merchamnt town (East Aros) grow up where Uppsala is today. It was decided that the new cathedral was going to be built there but the condition from the pope was that the name Uppsala was kept for the town with the Cathedral.

Uppsala is located about 65 km north of Stockholm. With train it takes only 40 minutes between the two cities. The bus takes a bit longer but is cheaper. So, if you have planed to visit Stockholm it is also worth taking a daytrip to Uppsala.

  • Last visit to Uppsala: Feb 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Very comprehensive page about Uppsala here. I will be there in two weeks. :-)

    • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
      Sep 4, 2014 at 9:09 AM

      It looks like some updates are on their way. :-)

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Sep 4, 2014 at 1:15 PM

      Just updated the two tips I made a link to in the forum. Don't think I will have time for more updates right now, unfortunately.

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Very good photos and intersting tips
    I am adding Uppsala to my wish list ( my list is becomming bigger avery day , and that may be a problem )

    • MalenaN's Profile Photo
      Sep 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM

      Thanks for visiting Juan! I have a long wish list too. I might never be able to visit many of the places, but it is good to have dreams anyway.

  • TooTallFinn24's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Very interesting commentary and photos on Uppsala. Sure a lot colder than Ecuador :) Hope all is well with you.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    great pics!

  • marielexoteria's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2011 at 10:55 PM

    Where is your ppp taken at?

  • Redang's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    We finally went to Gamla Uppsala, it was under the rain, but bearable; the heavy rain showed up on the motorway

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Dec 31, 2009 at 5:29 PM

    Gott Nytt År Malena !!!!

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2009 at 9:30 AM

    The botanical garden and museums you described sound wonderful and full of treasures to see. Thanks for the views. See my recent trip to Utah parks in desert terrain in the US. It was a hiking adventure and risky in places like Kanab and Natural Bridges

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 17, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    Glad to see there are so many bicycles in Uppsala! From your photo I have the distinct impression that the city could use a bicycle station for parking, like lots of other cities have (but not Frankfurt, I'm sorry to say).

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Your Uppsala page has had 4000 hits -- popular pages because of your nice tips and pics! Good job, Malena, Norman :) --- love the lonely Swan picture...the swan is actually a princess under a spell, hehehe...

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