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Gamla Uppsala

A mythical place


Gamla Uppsala means old Uppsala. The known history of this very special place stretches back some 2,000 years. At Gamla Uppsala you can wander among the royal mounds, ruins and burial sites for a fascinating insight into how ancient Swedes lived, died and what they believed in. The nuggets of knowledge you’ll learn about at the Gamla Uppsala Museum include the mythical Svea kings, Norse gods and human sacrifices.

At Gamla Uppsala you can see the ruins of Uppsala’s first cathedral, dating back to the 12th century. At Gamla Uppsala Museum you can learn about the magnificent golden temple that is said to have stood on this spot and view the archaeological finds made here.

Pay a visit to the Disagården open-air museum just behind the Gamla Uppsala church for a look at rural life in Sweden in the mid-19th century.

For eats, head for Odinsborg restaurant.

In the summer months there are group guided tours available in English.


Disabled persons:
access for wheelchairs
disabled parking
toilet for disabled persons


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