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The Walmstedt House

Professor's home from the 1800s


Step into history. Meet a world full of pearl embroidery and gleaming copper, but without running water and sanitation. Visit a middle-class home from the late 1800s where time seems to have stood still.

Upstairs is professor Herman Rydin’s apartment. The apartment is a reconstruction of the home that the Rydin family rented at Walmstedtska gården between 1860 and 1904. It consists of six rooms plus kitchen and is typical of an upper middle class home from the latter half of the 19th century.

Herman Rydin was professor of Swedish constitutional law, international law and canon law at Uppsala University. He was married to Eleonora (Nora) Genberg. They had four children: Sofia, Elisabeth, Herman and Anna. Nora died in 1865 at the age of only 33. Herman never remarried and lived here until his death in 1904. The daily housekeeping and the children were taken care of retainers housemaid Lovisa and kitchen maid Gustava. 

You can visit Walmstedtska gården for guided tours as it is rarely open to the public.


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