Uppsala has through the ages always been a source of inspiration for artists, writers and film-makers. One way to get to know the city is to have a look at their work and visit the city’s galleries and museums.
Uppsala has a long tradition as a writers’ city. In central Uppsala you can experience the home and student environment in which Gustaf Fröding, Karin Boye and Carl Michael Bellman lived for a large part of the 18th and 19th centuries and see the house where August Strindberg lived for a while.
Uppsala also has an extensive history in films. Many well-known films have been made at various locations in the city, including classics like Fanny and Alexander and The Best Intentions, but also the Hollywood production of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Here you can walk in Ingmar Bergman’s footsteps and visit the house where he spent most of his childhood and the Slottsbiografen cinema where his grandmother took him to matinées as a young boy.
Visit a museum or a gallery
The art scene in Uppsala is colourful and highly diversified. Go to an exhibition at the Art Museum and Bror Hjorths Hus (Bror Hjorth’s House) or one of the city’s many art galleries.
And don’t miss the City Theatre or Reginateatern that both have a wide offering of theatre, dance and other dramatic arts.