We know that when people come to town for a congress, conference or competition, their free time to explore the city is limited. Take some tips from the locals. Uppsala Convention Bureau and its partners have chosen a few of their favorites to share with us.
I'm sure you know that there are some things you simply should not miss when visiting Uppsala. Naturally, you need to see the cathedral, university and castle – follow the towers, the streams of tourists and our links below to find your way. Classic attractions and monuments play a huge role in building the destination's brand and characterizing a city, but sometimes it's the local tips that make the difference between a good stay and an excellent one.
“The old goods warehouse at the train station is full of life and activity. Here, you will find various small shops that sell handicraft and Swedish design items. Sit on the terrace, do some people watching and rest your feet in the afternoon sun.”
Marielouise Stråle, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
“Take a walk or a bike ride along the Fyrisån River, through the city park and the beautiful Årummet area. Along the way, you'll pass old bridges, waterfalls and works of art. Take a seat on one of the benches and enjoy the environment.”
Petra Ehnwall, Resia
“At the end of the long pedestrian street, you'll find a calmer area of the city that could be called Uppsala's SOHO. This is where Uppsala residents meet up to shop and hang out over some coffee, beer or a little food. Here, you will find cafés that serve the best cinnamon rolls that you have ever had in your life.”
Angelique Blix, UL
“There's no doubt that Uppsala has both a modern and a traditional side. Visit one of the city's more modern buildings, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, during your stay. A unique way to experience Uppsala is from the 6th floor of the building. From there, you can see what a fantastic city Uppsala is to live in.”
Brita Zetterberg Blom, VisitUppland