This beautiful city has a history that dates back to the time of the ancient Vikings and features many ancient buildings that bear testimony to its glorious past. The Gamla Uppsala is the home of several pre-Viking, pre-historic burial mounds. The Uppsala Cathedral and the Uppsala Castle are magnificent structures that date back to the fourteenth and sixteenth century, respectively.
... More /> Uppsala is also one of the few cities in the world that is built around a primeval forest, the Stadsskogen. Nature lovers will also appreciate the flora and fauna at the Carl Linnaeus Garden and Botanical Gardens.
Uppsala has also many fine museums such as the Uppland Museum and Museum Gustavianum.
The city is situated amidst fertile flatlands, surrounded by lush vegetation. The beautiful Fyris River adds to the charm of this picturesque landscape. Uppsala has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Spring and summer are the best time to visit with temperatures ranging from 5 to 30 °C. Winters are extremely cold with temperatures ranging from –5 to –30 °C.
Uppsala has a population of approximately 130,000 people. The city has a long and glorious history ... More and culture; it has also been the seat of Sweden’s archbishop since 1164. The city houses Scandinavia’s oldest university, the Uppsala University.
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