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[[Image:Uppsala cathedral Uppsala Sweden.jpg|thumb|Uppsala cathedral]]
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'''Uppsala''' ({{IPA-sv|ˈɵpːˈsɑːla}}; older spelling ''Upsala'') is the capital of [[Uppsala County]] and the fourth largest [[Cities of Sweden|city]] of [[Sweden]]. It had 140,454 inhabitants in 2010.<ref name=scb />
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Located 67&nbsp;km north of the capital, [[Stockholm]], it is also the seat of the [[Uppsala Municipality]]. Since 1164, Uppsala has been the [[ecclesiastical]] centre of Sweden, being the seat of the [[Archbishop of Uppsala|Archbishop]] of the [[Church of Sweden]]. Founded in 1477, [[Uppsala University]] is the oldest centre of higher education in [[Scandinavia]].
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'''Uppsala''' [http://www.uppsala.to/en] is a university city in [[Uppland]] province in [[Svealand]], south central [[Sweden]]. With a population of 158,000 (200,000 in the municipality), it is the fourth largest city in Sweden. The two universities dominate the city, so there are lots of young lively people everywhere. It holds Scandinavia's largest cathedral, originally constructed in the 1200s, which is open for visitors.
  
== History ==
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==Understand==
Uppsala was originally located a few kilometres to the north, at a location now known as [[Gamla Uppsala]] (''Old Uppsala''). Today's Uppsala was then called ''Östra Aros''. (Old) Uppsala was, according to medieval writer [[Adam of Bremen]], the main [[paganism|pagan]] centre of Sweden, and the [[Temple at Uppsala]] contained magnificent idols of the [[Æsir]] gods.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://hbar.phys.msu.su/gorm/chrons/bremen.htm#descrip |title=Descriptio Insularum Aquilonis |page=26 |language=latin |author=[[Adam of Bremen]] |date=11th century |accessdate=15 January 2012}}</ref><ref>{{cite web |url=http://runeberg.org/adamafbrem/0234.htm |title=Adam af Bremen om Menigheden i Norden under Erkesædet i Bremen og Hamborg (788-1072) |page=194 |language=danish |author=P. W. Christensen |date=1862 |publisher=Karl Schønbergs Forlag |accessdate=15 January 2012}}</ref>
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Destination Uppsala AB [http://www.destinationuppsala.se/en], Fyristorg 8, phone: 018-727 48 00. E-mail: info@destinationuppsala.se.
  
As a replacement for the Scandinavian gods, Uppsala was made into a strong Christian centre. A bishop was soon consecrated, and in 1164 Uppsala was made into an [[archdiocese]], with [[Stefan (archbishop of Uppsala)|Stefan]], a monk from [[Alvastra Abbey]], being consecrated the first [[Archbishop of Uppsala]] and [[primate (religion)|primate]] of Sweden.
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==Get in==
The present-day Uppsala was at that time known as ''Östra Aros'' and was a port town of Gamla Uppsala. In 1274, Östra Aros overtook Gamla Uppsala as the main regional centre, and when the cathedral of Gamla Uppsala burnt down, the archbishopric was moved to Östra Aros, where the impressive [[Uppsala Cathedral]] was erected; it was inaugurated in 1435. The cathedral is built in the [[Gothic architecture|Gothic]] style and is one of the largest in northern [[Europe]], with towers reaching 118.70 metres. [[File:Utsikt av Uppsala med domkyrka, Elias Martin. Malmö museum.JPG|thumb|left|250px|Uppsala in the 18th century]]
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Uppsala is the site of the oldest university in Scandinavia, founded in 1477. [[Carl Linnaeus|Carolus Linnaeus]], one of the renowned scholars of [[Uppsala University]], lived in the city for many years, and both his house and garden can still be visited. Uppsala is also the site of the 16th century [[Uppsala Castle]].<ref>http://www.uu.se/en/node97</ref>
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===By train===
The city was severely damaged by a fire in 1702. Historical and cultural treasures were also lost, as in many Swedish cities, from demolitions during the 1960s and 1970s, but many historic buildings remain, especially in the western part of the city.
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If you're already in Sweden, the most likely way for you to get to Uppsala is by train. Uppsala's Central Station is located right downtown, and is currently undergoing a major (and time-wise lengthy) expansion.
The arms with the lion can be traced from 1737. It has been modernized several times since, most recently in 1986. The meaning of the lion is not certain but is likely connected to the royal lion, also depicted on the [[Coat of Arms of Sweden]].
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== Geography ==
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'''SJ''' [http://www.sj.se] operates hourly regional trains from [[Stockholm]], plus a sporadic regional service Linköping-Gävle which also calls at Uppsala. This takes 40 minutes and costs 106 SEK. Alternatively, from Stockholm take a commuter train for Märsta (every 15 minutes), get off at the suburb Upplands Väsby, and change to Uppsala's commuter train ''Upptåget'' (a cross-platform transfer) operated by '''UL'''  [http://www.ul.se]. This option will take 55 minutes and costs 95 SEK for adults and 57 SEK for people udner 20 (if you have an SL travelcard, this is reduced to 45 SEK for adults and 27 SEK for youth).
[[File:Buss i Stora Torget, Uppsala.jpg|thumb|upright|250px|Stora Torget (town square), the building in the background is the Nordbankshuset]]
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Situated on the fertile Uppsala [[flatlands]] of muddy soil, the city features the small Fyris River ([[Fyrisån]]) flowing through the landscape surrounded by lush vegetation. Parallel to the river runs the [[Esker|glacial ridge]] of Uppsalaåsen at an elevation of circa 30 metres, the site of Uppsala's castle, from which large parts of the town can be seen. The central park ''Stadsskogen'' (literally "Town Forest") stretches from the south far into town, with opportunities for recreation for many residential areas within walking distance.
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Only some {{convert|70|km|0|abbr=on}} or 40 minutes by train from the capital, many Uppsala residents work in [[Stockholm]]. The train to [[Stockholm-Arlanda Airport]] takes only 17 minutes, rendering the city easily accessible by air.
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All trains from [[Norrland]], including Sundsvall and the over-night trains from Luleå and Narvik also call here. However, for the vast majority of travelers coming from southern Sweden, a change of trains in Stockholm is required.
  
The commercial centre of Uppsala is quite compact. The city has a distinct [[town and gown]] divide with clergy, royalty and academia historically residing on the river's western shore, somewhat separated from the rest of the city, and the ensemble of cathedral, castle and university buildings has remained mostly undisturbed until today. While some beautiful buildings remain on the periphery of the central core, retail commercial activity is geographically focused on a small number of blocks around the pedestrianized streets and main square on the eastern side of the river, an area that was subject to a large-scale metamorphosis during the economically booming years in the 1960s in particular. During recent decades, a significant part of retail commercial activity has shifted to shopping malls and stores situated in the outskirts of the city. Meanwhile, the built-up areas have expanded greatly, and some [[suburbanization]] has taken place.
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A few private companies also traffic Uppsala, during winter '''Veolia'''[http://www.veolia-transport.se] runs night-trains to the northen ski resorts that calls here as well as the luxury first-class only '''Blå Tåget''' [http://www.blataget.com] from [[Gothenburg]] via Stockholm.
  
===Climate===
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===By bus===
Uppsala has a humid continental climate, with cold winters and mild summers.
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For those really on a budget, Uppsala is accessible by bus. '''Swebus''' runs coaches from [[Stockholm]]'s City Terminalen (although the price is almost the same as with the train), as well as [[Gothenburg]], [[Malmö]] and other cities in [[Sweden]]. Also, Bus4You  runs coaches on the route Göteborg - Stockholm - Uppsala with one-way tickets from Stockholm to Uppsala for 39kr [http://www.bus4you.se/].
  
The climate table below presents weather data from the years 1961 - 1990. According to ongoing measurements, the temperature has increased during the years 1991 - 2011 as compared with the last series. This increase is on annual basis around 1.4 °C. Warming is most pronounced during the winter months, with an increase of more than 2.0 °C (around a 3.6 °F - 4 °F increase) in January.
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'''UL''' operates services to [[Västerås]] and [[Sala]], as well as Arlanda Airport. Buses also connect Uppsala with [[Västerås]] Airport (SEK 200 return ticket), operated by Flygbussarna [http://www.flygbussarna.se/].  These are timed to coincide with the arrival and departure of Ryanair's daily flights to London.
{{Weather box
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|location = Uppsala
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|metric first = Yes
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|single line = Yes
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|Jan record high C = 10.2
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|Feb record high C = 11.9
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|Mar record high C = 17.4
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|Apr record high C = 26.8
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|May record high C = 32.8
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|Jun record high C = 34.5
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|Jul record high C = 37.4
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|Aug record high C = 34.3
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|Sep record high C = 27.8
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|Oct record high C = 22.0
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|Nov record high C = 14.3
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|Dec record high C = 12.4
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|year record high C = 37.4
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|Jan high C =  -1.5
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|Feb high C =  -1.1
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|Mar high C =  2.9
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|Apr high C = 8.6
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|May high C = 15.7
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|Jun high C = 20.4
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|Jul high C = 21.4
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|Aug high C = 20.1
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|Sep high C = 15.0
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|Oct high C = 9.6
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|Nov high C =  3.5
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|Dec high C =  0.1
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|year high C = 9.4
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|Jan low C =  -7.1
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|Feb low C =  -7.4
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|Mar low C =  -4.3
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|Apr low C = -0.2
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|May low C = 4.8
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|Jun low C = 9.5
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|Jul low C = 11.6
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|Aug low C = 10.7
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|Sep low C = 7.1
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|Oct low C = 3.4
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|Nov low C =  -1.3
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|Dec low C =  -5.5
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|year low C = 1.8
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|Jan precipitation mm = 38
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|Feb precipitation mm = 27
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|Mar precipitation mm = 29
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|Apr precipitation mm = 29
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|May precipitation mm = 33
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|Jun precipitation mm = 44
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|Jul precipitation mm = 72
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|Aug precipitation mm = 68
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|Sep precipitation mm = 59
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|Oct precipitation mm = 50
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|Nov precipitation mm = 52
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|Dec precipitation mm = 44
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|year precipitation mm = 545
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|source 1=<ref>{{cite web|author= |url=http://celsius.met.uu.se/default.aspx?pageid=24# |title=Uppsala Universitet - Instutitionen för geovetenskaper|= }}</ref>
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== Economy ==
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===By car===
Today Uppsala is well established in medical research and recognized for its leading position in [[biotechnology]].
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Uppsala is located along one major highway, the '''E4'''.  The north-south highway passes to the east of the city and stretches south to [[Stockholm]], [[Norrköping]], and all the way to [[Helsingborg]] in southern Sweden. Likewise it continues north past [[Sundsvall]] and [[Umeå]] to the Finnish border at [[Haparanda]].  The smaller national roads '''55''' and '''72''' carry traffic to [[Enköping]] and [[Sala]], respectively '''288''' to [[Östhammar]].
*Abbott Medical Optics (AMO)
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*[[GE Healthcare]]
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*[[Pfizer]] (see [[Pharmacia]])
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*[[Phadia]], an offshoot of Pharmacia, now a part of [[Thermo Fisher Scientific]]
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*[[Fresenius SE|Fresenius]]
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*Q-Med (bioscience)
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*Biotage
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== Higher education ==
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===By plane===
===Universities===
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Uppsala has no airport of its own; city officials have been wrangling for years over whether to convert the old Ärna air force base just northwest of the city for civilian use.  For now, thus, Uppsala is served by the same airports that serve Stockholm city.
*[[Uppsala University]]. Founded in 1477, under bishop [[Jakob Ulvsson]]. Closed in 1515. Officially reopened in 1595, following the [[Uppsala Synod]] in 1593. The university has a famous [[anatomical theatre]], constructed by the scientist and [[polymath]] [[Olof Rudbeck]] (1630–1702), in the old university building [[Gustavianum]]The building is now a museum. The university has 13 student fraternities, known as "nations", each traditionally representing a geographical region of Sweden.
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* The main international airport, through which most traffic flows, is at '''Arlanda (ARN)''', which is located 35 km south of Uppsala, about halfway to [[Stockholm]]. It's a hub for SAS and served by most main European airlines and a number of Asian and American carriers. From there trains, buses, rental cars and taxis will be waiting to whisk you away - which one to take is up to you. 
*[[Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences]] (SLU, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, main campus).
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**The standard option is Upptåget, Uppsala's commuter train operated by UL which takes 19 minutes and costs SEK 140 one-way for adults and SEK 89 for people under 20. They leave Arlanda on weekdays every half hour between 5:27AM and 0:57AM (on weekends, from 6:57AM). The train station is called Arlanda Central (the airport has 3 train stations) and is located under Sky City, between terminals 4 and 5. Tickets are available from the information desks in the airport (in either the arrival area or in Sky City in front of the elevators leading to the station), or on the train itself (at a 20 SEK surcharge). In Uppsala, you may buy tickets for Upptåget either from the 'Travelcenter' within the building (Resecentrum) or on the train itself (at a 20 SEK surcharge). You can buy tickets from either the blue or gray machines inside the station, but you have to check if it is for the Upptåget or for the SJ trains (see below).
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**UL buses also exist, also departing every half-hour, from in front of terminals 2 and 5. They cost SEK 80 if bought in advance and SEK 100 if bought on the day, and take a bit over 40 minutes to arrive in front of the Central Station in Uppsala. Tickets can be bought at either the Information Desk in front of the exits from Terminals 2 and 5, or from the driver. They run round-the-clock and might be your only option between midnight and 5 or 6AM, even though they take far longer to arrive in Uppsala. Note that if you buy your ticket on the bus, you cannot pay by cash.   
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**In addition to Upptåget, there are a (small) number of long-distance and regional trains calling at both Arlanda and Uppsala. These trains are operated by SJ, the national train company. Tickets are usually more expensive than in the case of Upptåget (around 160-170 SEK one way - there is no fixed price, as SJ uses an airline-style flexible demand-based system), but can be significantly cheaper (down to ca. 75 SEK) if booked well in advance. Tickets can be bought in similar fashion as in the case of Upptåget, plus from the blue or gray machines available in Uppsala Central Station. Note however that there is a 100 SEK surcharge if you buy the ticket onboard the train.
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**Taxis are available in front of both terminals 2, 4 and 5. They offer fixed prices to Uppsala (usually denoted by a large 'Fast Pris Uppsala-Arlanda/Arlanda-Uppsala' sign near the back of the car). This usually amounts to 350-500 SEK for 1-4 persons, making it a cost-effective option for 3-4 persons (especially if factoring in public transport costs within Uppsala city). You must ask for the fixed price before commencing the journey, otherwise the driver might employ the per-km charge, that usually amounts to far more.
  
===Other higher education===
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*If using Ryanair or Wizzair or other similar budget carriers, they serve '''Skavsta Airport (NYO)''', in Nyköping, about 170 km south of Uppsala. From there, take local bus 515 or 715 (NOT the airport coaches) to Nyköping Central Station and change to a regional train for Uppsala (sometimes direct, but often with a change in Stockholm). This costs in total 119 SEK (101 SEK for people under 20) and takes around 2 hours to Uppsala.  
* [[Johannelunds Teologiska Högskola]]. A Lutheran theological seminary established in 1862, located in Uppsala since 1970.
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* [[Livets Ord#Livets Ord Theological Seminary|Livets Ord Theological Seminary]], affiliated with [[Oral Roberts University]], Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
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* The [[Newman Institute (Uppsala)|Newman Institute]]. A Catholic institution founded in 2001.
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* [[Pingströrelsens teologiska seminarium]]. A Pentecostal theological seminary.
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Livets Ord Theological Seminary and Pingströrelsens teologiska seminarium do not have [[Educational accreditation|accreditation]] from the Swedish [[National Agency for Higher Education]] and thus cannot confer Swedish academic degrees.
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*Ryanair also serves Stockholm '''Västerås airport''' (80 km west of Uppsala) to a handful of destinations in Britain and Spain. Getting to Uppsala was relatively easy in the past, as a direct shuttle used to exist. Right now, however, your best/cheapest/fastest bet is to use a taxi shuttle operated by the airport to downtown Västerås, then change for a local train to Sala, and change again for a train to Uppsala. Total travel time is approx. 80 minutes and the price 124 SEK (113 SEK for people under 26) if booked well in advance.
  
== Main sights ==
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==Get around==
[[File:Botaniska trädgården, Uppsala II.jpg|thumb|left|250px|The Botanical Garden founded by [[Carl Linnaeus]].]]
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[[Image:Town center Uppsala Sweden.png|thumb|Uppsala town center]]
The Fyris river (Fyrisån) neatly divides the city into two different parts: the historic quarter to the west of the river and the administrative, residential and commercial area to the east. Most of the features of interest are in the western part, dominated by the cathedral, and with its old streets, river views and parks.
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The most outstanding building in Uppsala is the ''Domkyrka'' ([[Uppsala Cathedral]]), Scandinavia's largest church ({{convert|118.70|m|2|abbr=on}} high), which is visible from most parts of town and from the motorway.
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===By bike===
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The best way to travel in Uppsala is by bike. As any visitor will notice, there are ''a lot'' of cyclists here, enough so for the city to earn the nickname "Bike Town."  There are paths paralleling nearly every road, and many places to store them outside.  Several rental places exist in town.  As a side note, locals have a saying that everyone who lives there has had a bike stolen at some point in their lives.  While this is not entirely true (it's more a reflection on the popularity of biking than any level of crime), it's probably a good idea to lock your bike.
  
Facing the west end of the cathedral is the ''[[Gustavianum]]'', built in 1625 to be the main building of the University, and served as such through most of the 19th century. It contains the Museum of Nordic Antiquities, the Victoria Museum (of Egyptian antiquities) and the University's cultural history collections.
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It also houses a perfectly preserved 17th-century anatomical theatre (used in its time for public dissections). Across the street from the Gustavianum stands the new main building of the university, erected in 1879–86 in Italian [[Renaissance architecture|renaissance style]]. The [[Uppsala University Coin Cabinet]] is located in the university main building.
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Uppsala boasts an excellent bus system [http://www.ul.se], and you're never more than a few hundred meters from the closest bus stop.  A ticket on a green "Stadstrafiken" (city traffic) bus costs SEK 20, and you normally pay by SMS. Just send a message to 72472 with the text "UV" if you´re 20 or older, and "uu" if you´re 19 or younger. This only works if you have a Swedish mobile phone. Otherwise, you can nowadays pay by credit card on the bus. Tickets are otherwise sold at vending machines near many of the major bus stops. It's not possible to pay cash on the bus. Consider buying a ''värdekort'' if you're staying a few days; they're prepaid, refillable (in any amount) bus cards, and by using it the price lowers to SEK 16 per trip.
  
Not far from the University stands the [[Uppsala University Library]] (''Carolina Rediviva''), the largest library in Sweden, with over 5 million volumes and some 60,000 manuscripts. The building was built in 1820–1841.
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If you would like to travel by taxi, use the four major taxi companies: Uppsala Taxi, Taxi Kurir, Taxi Direkt and Taxi 020. There are also a lot of smaller companies, but they might have their own view on what you should pay and might also have less geographical knowledge. Be sure to negotiate the fare in advance of getting in the taxi if no guaranteed fare is posted.
  
On a circa 35-metre high hill to the southwest of the University Library stands ''[[Uppsala Castle]]''. Its construction was initiated in 1549 by King [[Gustav Vasa]], founder of the [[House of Vasa|Vasa royal dynasty]]. Today the castle holds several museums, and is the residence of the [[List of Uppsala Governors|Governor]] (''landshövding'').
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==See==
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[[Image:The botanical garden Uppsala Sweden 003.JPG|thumb|The botanical garden]]
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* '''Uppsala University''' [http://www.uu.se/english/] was established in 1477, making it the oldest university in [[Scandinavia]].
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* <see name="Uppsala Cathedral" alt="Domkyrkan" address="Domkyrkoplan 2" directions="From the center of town or the train station, look up, and walk towards the huge spires on the other side of the river." phone="+46 18 187173" url="http://www.uppsalacathedral.com/" hours="The Cathedral is open 8AM-6PM; the museum is open 10AM-5PM Apr-Aug, Noon-3PM Sept.-Mar" price="Free for Cathedral entrance, 30 SEK for museum" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">The Uppsala Cathedral ("Domkyrkan" in Swedish) is one of the focal points of Uppsala and it dominates the city skyline.  It is simultaneously the largest church in Scandinavia, the burial site of many a Swedish royal, and the seat of the Church of Sweden.  It shouldn't be missed, but given its towering size, how could you?</see>
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* '''Uppsala Castle''', ''(Uppsala Slott)'' Tel. +46 18 54 48 11, [http://www.uppsalaslott.se/eng/index.asp]. Uppsala's other huge landmark is stocked with large halls and paintings, as well as older remnants of the 16th century castle built by the Vasa dynasty.  Some of the space is also being filled by '''Uppsala Konstmuseet''', a local art museum.
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* '''Carl Linnaeus Garden''', Svartbäcksgatan 27, Tel. +46 18 471 25 76, [http://www.linnaeus.uu.se/LTeng.html]. With the Orangery.
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* '''Botanical Gardens''', Villavägen 8, Tel. +46 18 471 28 38, [http://www.botan.uu.se/BTindex.html]. The bigger garden at the university.
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* '''The Uppland Museum''', S:t Eriks gränd 6, Tel. +46 18 16 91 00, [http://www.upplandsmuseet.se/]. Located in a former water mill building.
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* '''Bror Hjorth's House''', Norbyvägen 26, Tel. +46 18 56 70 30, [http://www.brorhjorthshus.se/]. Especially interesting for those who like naivist paintings.
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* <see name="Carolina Rediviva" alt="" address="Dag Hammarskjölds väg 1" directions="" phone="+46 18 4713900" url="" hours="M-F, 8:30AM-9PM, Sa 9AM-6PM" price="Adults, 20 SEK, Children under 12, Free" lat="" long="" email="carolinabibl@ub.uu.se" fax="">The Uppsala University library and an enormous one at that, with over 5 million volumes.  One of these is the famed Silver Bible, dating to the 6th century.</see>
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* '''Gamla Uppsala''' (Old Uppsala), Tel. +46 18 16 91 00, [http://www.raa.se/olduppsala/index.asp] is the home of several pre-Viking, pre-historic burial mounds. There is also an old church and the open-air museum Disagården with old Swedish houses [http://www.upplandsmuseet.se/templates/Page.aspx?id=456]. You get there via Bus 2 from central Uppsala.
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* '''Gustavianum/University Museum''' [http://www.gustavianum.uu.se/] (Akademigatan 3, Tel. +46 18 471 75 71) The old anatomical theater from the 17th century. There is also a collection of Egyptian sarcophages and artifacts as well as a collection of historical scientific artifacts belonging to the university.
  
5&nbsp;km north of Uppsala city lies ''[[Gamla Uppsala]]'' (Old Uppsala), the location of the pre Christian town Uppsala. There are few remains, with the exception of several huge burial mounds of pre-Christian monarchs and the previous cathedral from 1164 A.D., traditionally said to be built over the old [[Temple at Uppsala|heathen temple]] (and recent archaeological investigations seems to support this notion). After the church burned down around 1240 only parts of it were restored.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.raa.se/cms/extern/se_och_besoka/gamla_uppsala.html |title=Gamla Uppsala - Riksantikvarieämbetet |publisher=Raa.se |date=2009-09-15 |accessdate=2009-10-11}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.svenskakyrkan.se/pastorat/gamlauppsala/kyrkobyggnader/gamlis/gamlis.htm |title=Gamla Uppsala församling |publisher=Svenskakyrkan.se |date= |accessdate=2009-10-11}}</ref>
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==Do==
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[[Image:Linnaean Garden Uppsala Sweden 001.JPG|thumb|Linnéträdgården (The Linnean garden)]]
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* Go '''swimming''' at Fyrishov, Idrottsgatan 2, Tel. +46 18 727 49 50, [http://www.fyrishov.se/fyrishov/templates/InternationalStartPage.aspx?id=4276].
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* '''Uppsala Reggae Festival''' [http://www.uppsalareggaefestival.se/] is held for three days every summer. They have lots of international artists.
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* '''Kulturnatten''' (Culture Night) [http://kulturnattenuppsala.se/uppsala-culture-night/]. On the second Saturday of September every year, most people working in culture in Uppsala show their talents downtown to masses of people walking around.
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* In the winter, the traditional Swedish sport of '''bandy''', like field hockey played on ice, is played at Studenternas Idrottsplats just south of the City Gardens. The local team, Sirius, are in the Swedish top division. Studenternas also plays host to the final of the national championship, decided in March every year.
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* Attend the '''Valborg''' celebrations, held on the last of April every year. [http://www.uu.se/node134] [http://planetenuppsala.se/evenemang/valborg-sista-april-i-uppsala]. During the day, tens of thousands of people are out on the streets and parks. Lots of champagne is consumed (or sprayed) and the whole town is like one big festival. At 10AM, students riding decorated rafts race down the Fyris river, usually crashing in the two waterfalls. At 3PM, lots of people gather below Carolina Rediviva and put on their white student caps at a signal, and the masses rejoice. At 9PM, a choir is singing an ode to spring by the castle.
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* Go on a '''boat-trip''' [http://planetenuppsala.se/aktiviteter/batturer-fyrisan-ekoln-uppsala] on the river Fyrisån that takes you to the lake Ekoln, a part of Mälaren. Continue to the castle Skokloster.
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* If you are a student at any university or college and have brought with you your student ID card you should strongly consider purchasing a Uppsala University Student Nation Guest card [http://www.kuratorskonventet.se/default.asp?sc=page&sid=16]. The guest card admits entrance to the 12 Nations. The nations are student fraternities that run night clubs, pubs, balls and many other activities. Food and beverage are about half price. A meal will set you back around 70 SEK and a beer 25-35 SEK. An event calendar is available here. [http://www.nationsguiden.se/]
  
==Sports==
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==Buy==
The largest arena in Uppsala is [[Fyrishov]] and is Sweden's fourth most visited, specialized in swimming, sports events, meetings and recreation. The facility includes areas for indoor sports, summer sport and a generous waterpark with waterslides, 50-meter pool, training pool, relaxation area and a large outdoor swimming pool. Accommodation is offered at Fyrishov cabin area and at the resort restaurants, a good lunch or dinner can be enjoyed. Fyrishov AB's business also includes the operation of Gottsundabadet in which there is a 25-metre pool, a 10-metre children's pool and gym. The entire facility is open all year round and a large number of meetings and various events are held here annually.
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[[File:Uppsala slott-2.jpg|250px|thumb|right|[[Uppsala Castle]]]]
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In addition to activities within the arena Fyrishov AB runs Tävlingsstdaden Uppsala in a collaboration between the sports organizers, Fyrishov AB, Uppsala, Uppsala Tourism and hotel business. Co-founded in 2006 by Fyrishov AB under the name SM-town Uppsala in 2007 but was expanded to include international events and competitions at high national level. The project aims to develop Uppsala, a leading sports town in Sweden. Year 2009 there were 24 SM-competitions and major national and international competitions in Uppsala.
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At Fyrishov the city's basketball team [[Uppsala Basket]] also plays, former KFUM Uppsala, their home games in the Swedish basketball league. There are also athletic club Uppsala, Uppsala, fencing club, Uppsala Judo Club, Sweden's oldest judo club, Uppsala volleyball companion, Upsala weightlifting club and [[Upsala Simsällskap]], one of the world's oldest swimmingclubs. The sport that draws the most audience is floorball. Uppsala's two teams in the Swedish Super League, Storvreta IBK and IK Sirius IBK, have Fyrishov as there home.
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* '''Svartbäcksgatan''' is the main shopping street in town, two blocks from Centralstationen.  On it lies the Stora Torget, the main square in Uppsala.  It is closed to cars.
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* '''Akademibokhandeln''', Forumgallerian, Dragarbrunnsgatan 43-45, top floor. A big, well-stocked book store. A good Sci-Fi & Fantasy English language section.
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* '''Studentbokhandeln''', Sysslomansgatan 7. A book store owned by the Student Union and Uppsala University.
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* '''The Uppsala English Bookshop''', S:t Olofsgatan 32, [http://www.ueb.se/]. All kinds of books in English.
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* '''Uppsala Skivbörs''', Svartbäcksgatan 39. A cozy record store with both new and used records in various genres.
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* '''Saluhallen''', S:t Eriks Torg 8. A fashionable market hall with various types of expensive, highly qualitative food and drinks in various shops. There are also some restaurants there.
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* '''Gränby Centrum''', Marknadsgatan, [http://www.graenbycentrum.se/]. The biggest mall in Uppsala. It has 85 shops, 4 restaurants, 3 cafés and is located 3 kilometers (1.2 miles) east of the city centre. Use bus 10 to "Gränby C".
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* '''Boländerna''', Rapsgatan. The biggest district for buying "not everyday stuff" (electronics, furniture, cheap bikes) in Uppsala. This is where you find the second biggest IKEA in sweden, MediaMarkt, Bauhaus, Elgiganten and so on. The parkings can hold nearly 8,000 vehicles, which makes this one of the biggest concrete jungles in Sweden. Located 3 kilometers (1.2 miles) south of the city centre. Use the buses (12 best choice), 13, 20, 41 or 42 to "Coop Forum/IKEA".
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* '''Galleria Dragarbrunn''', Dragarbrunnsgatan 24, [http://www.galleriadragarbrunn.se/]. A brand-new small mall located in the city.  It is a fashionable mall with mostly expensive brands.
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* '''Pressbyrån''', S:t Persgatan 10. A well-stocked magazine store with lots of international and Swedish magazines.
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* '''Svavagallerian''' (Dragarbrunnsgatan 50), '''Forumgallerian''' (Dragarbrunnsgatan 43-45) and '''S:t Per-gallerian''' (Svartbäcksgatan 7-11) are three centrally-located shopping malls. They can't compare to the malls in nearby Stockholm though.
  
One of the most classical sports events, the [[Swedish bandy champions]] final, has taken place at [[Studenternas IP]] since 1991. It usually attracts a spectator crowd of more than 20,000.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYyN8q44mX8 |title=Edsbyn Sandviken SM - Final in Upssala |publisher=YouTube |date= |accessdate=2010-05-09}}</ref>
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==Eat==
  
Once every year, the Uppsala Union of Science and Engineering Students arrange a river rafting in the Fyris river with rafts built from styrofoam.
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Uppsala, being a college town, is not a city that is big on fine dining.  There are a number of good restaurants to be found, however, and most of them are not far from the main landmarks in town.  If you're on a budget, try one of the kebab places in town, '''Jalla Kebab'''  or '''Kebab House''' for a lot of food for not a lot of money.  For something more on the high-end, '''Saluhallen''' is a great spot for lunch given the huge variety of different types of food. Unknown even to many locals, some of the student Nations serve simple, yet well cooked, lunches for around 50 SEK (or even less), and you do not need to be a student to eat there. More info at [http://www.flogstanation.se/index.php?lang=en].
  
Other sports clubs located in Uppsala include:
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===Budget===
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* '''Indian kitchen''', Kungsgatan 25. Good indian food to a reasonable price (large portions) and great service.
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* <eat name="Jalla Kebab" alt="" address="Stora Torget 1" directions="" phone="+46 18 10 35 35" email="info@jallakebab.se" fax="" url="www.jallakebab.se" hours="M-F 10AM-9PM, Sa-Su 11AM-9PM " price="50-80 SEK"></eat>
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* '''Luthagens Kök & Bar''', Börjegatan 11. Serves hamburgers and pizzas and does it well.
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* '''Pizzaköket''', Kungsgatan 47. High quality pizzas.
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* <eat name="Rosa Pantern" alt="" address="Sysslomansgatan 11" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></eat>
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* '''Ultuna Thai''', Ulls väg 25, Ultuna, Tel.: +46 18 67 33 67, [http://www.wanwisa-thaimat.se/]. Genuine, inexpensive thai food of good quality on the campus of the Swedish Agricultural University.
  
* [[Almtuna IS]]
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===Mid-Range===
* [[Gamla Upsala SK]]
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* '''Trattoria Comedia''', Skolgatan 31. A cozy Italian restaurant. SEK 110-200.
* [[IF Vindhemspojkarna]]
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* '''Yukikos Sushi''', Norbyvägen 65, [http://www.yukikossushi.se/]. Probably the best sushi restaurant in Uppsala. Also take away. SEK 75-105.
* [[IK Sirius]]
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* '''Uppenbar''', Västra Ågatan 12. Pizza, pasta and meat dishes and a nice view over the Fyris river.
* [[IK Sirius Fotboll]]
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* '''Koh Phangan''', Övre Slottsg. 12. Very popular thai food restaurant offering good food in a fun atmosphere. SEK 140-200.
* [[Unik FK]]
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* '''Messob African Restaurant''',  Sturegatan 4 A. Good Ethiopian and Eritrean food and very friendly staff. SEK 85-180.
* [[Upsala IF]]
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* '''Tzatziki''', Fyristorg 4, Tel.: +46 18 15 03 33, [http://www.tzatziki.se/]. Very popular Greek restaurant in a beautiful environment just by the Fyris River and below the Cathedral. Main course 100-150 SEK.
* [[Uppsala Judoklubb]]
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* '''Tilltugg''', Vaksalagatan 24. Good and popular tapas restaurant. 40-50 SEK per tapas. Table reservations not possible.
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* '''Svenssons Taverna''', Sysslomansgatan 14. Large outdoor seating area is very popular in the summer. Well-known for its pizzas. Pizzas 125-140 SEK, other main courses 165-275 SEK.
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* '''Mammas Meze''', Karlsrogatan 74. Good, no-frills Lebanese restaurant in a quiet neighbourhood. 45-55 SEK per meze, 160-180 SEK for other main courses.
  
== Notable natives ==
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===Splurge===
[[File:Dag Hammarskjold.jpg|200px|thumb|right|[[Dag Hammarskjöld]], [[Secretary-General of the United Nations]].]]
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[[File:Carolus Linnaeus (cleaned up version).jpg|200px|thumb|right|[[Carolus Linnaeus]], scientist]]
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*[[Anders Jonas Ångström]]
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*[[Svante Arrhenius]]
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*[[Ingmar Bergman]] (1918–2007), film director
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*[[Jöns Jakob Berzelius]]
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*[[Hans Blix]]
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*[[Arvid Carlsson]]
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*[[Anders Celsius]] (1701–1744)
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*[[Adiam Dymott]]
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*[[Ulf Ekman]], pastor
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*[[Stefan Eriksson]]
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*[[E-Type (musician)|Martin Eriksson]] (E-Type)
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*[[Malena Ernman]]
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*[[Torsten Hallman]], former [[motocross]] world champion
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*[[Lars Hollmer]]
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*[[Dag Hammarskjöld]]
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*[[Mattias Klum]]
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*[[Carl-Bertil Laurell]]
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*[[Dave Lepard]] (1980–2006), musician
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*[[Ruben Liljefors]]
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*[[Viveca Lindfors]] (1920–1995), actress
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*[[Carl Linnaeus|Carolus Linnaeus]] (1707–1778)
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*[[Veronica Maggio]]
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*[[Håkan Nesser]]
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*[[Stefan Parkman]]
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*[[Emma Rendel]] (1976-), artist
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*[[Hans Rosling]]
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*[[Olaus Rudbeckius]]
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*[[Dina Schneidermann]]
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*[[Roine Stolt]]
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*[[Owe Thörnqvist]]
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*[[Rebecka Törnqvist]]
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Of these, Arrhenius, Bergman, Blix, Carlsson, Celsius, Dymott, both Erikssons, Hallman, Klum, Laurell, Liljefors, Parkman, Rosling, Stolt, Dave Lepard, Thörnqvist and Törnqvist were born in Uppsala.
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* <eat name="Domtrappkällaren" alt="" address="S:t Eriks Gränd 15" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://www.domtrappkallaren.se" hours="" price="Mains SEK 105-255.">Fancy restaurant with a long history.</eat>
  
== See also ==
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* <eat name="Hambergs" alt="" address="Fyristorg 8" directions="" phone="+46(0)18-712150" email="info@hambergs.se" fax="" url="http://www.hambergs.se" hours="" price="Mains SEK 170-350">Great seafood in this relaxed atmosphere. Except for desserts they serve nothing but seafood. .</eat>
* [[Uppsala Municipality]] - Uppsala "kommun"
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* [[Upsala-Lenna Jernväg]]
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* [[Gamla Uppsala]] - Old Uppsala in Norse mythology
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* [[Temple at Uppsala]] - The Temple of Old Uppsala in Norse Mythology
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* [[UppCon]] - One of Scandinavia's biggest youth events
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* [[Fyrishov]] - Fyrishov Water Park
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* [[Upsala Nya Tidning]] - Newspaper for Uppsala city and county
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* [[Uppsalatidningen]] - Free local newspaper
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* [[Upplands Lokaltrafik]] - operator of local public transport
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* [[Ärna]] - Uppsala airport
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* [[+46 18|Area code 018]]
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* [[Disting]]
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* [[Upsala College]] - Former private [[college]] in [[East Orange, New Jersey|East Orange]], [[New Jersey]], [[USA]], founded in 1893
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* [[Battle of Fýrisvellir]]
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* [[Uppsala Central Station]]
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* [[ALPHA 60]], [[alternative rock]] band based in Uppsala
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* [[Uppsala Konsert & Kongress]]
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* [[Lund]]
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==References==
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* <eat name="Restaurang Lingon" alt="" address="Svartbäcksgatan 30" directions="" phone="+46(0)18-101224" email="" fax="" url="http://www.restauranglingon.com" hours="" price="">Serves swedish dishes with a luxurious touch. During the summer, the restaurant has a riverside area.</eat>
  
{{reflist|colwidth=30em}}
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* <eat name="Peppar Peppar" alt="" address="Suttungs Gränd 3" directions="" phone="+46(0)18-131360" email="" fax="" url="http://www.pepparpeppar.com" hours="" price="Mains 170-270 SEK">Award winning Swedish and European cuisine.</eat>
  
== External links ==
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* <eat name="Stationen" alt="" address="Olof Palmes Plats 6" directions="At the train station" phone="+46(0)18-153500" email="info@stationen.se" fax="" url="http://www.stationen.se" hours="" price="">Inspired by architecture from European train stations this restaurant is part brasserie, bar and cafe. Each with their own unique look.</eat>
{{Commons}}
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{{EB9 Poster|Upsala}}
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*[http://www.uppsala.se/ Uppsala] - Official site
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*[http://www.destinationuppsala.se/en/ Destination Uppsala] - Visit Uppsala. Official tourism site
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*[http://www.uppsala.com/ Uppsala cityguide] - Cityguide
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*[http://www.unt.se/ Upsala Nya Tidning] - Newspaper
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*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15207a.htm Ancient See of Upsala] - Article from the Catholic Encyclopedia
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*{{wikitravel|Uppsala}}
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{{Localities in Uppsala Municipality}}
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* <eat name="Villa Anna" alt="" address="Odinslund 3" directions="" phone="+46(0)18-5802010" email="" fax="" url="http://www.villaanna.se" hours="" price="">Award-winning chefs serve classic dishes with constantly innovative touches. Dinner is an culinary experience. Situated in the cultural district, next to the Cathedral.</eat>
{{Uppsala County}}
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* The university has an optional student club system called Student Nations [http://www.nationsguiden.se/].  There are thirteen nations, each with a headquarters where one can dance, drink, and meet people - somewhere between an Oxford residential college and an American fraternity/sorority. Those Uppsala students that apply for membership of any of the nations, receive a 'nation card' which is required for entry to the Nations. Visitors' cards can be purchased in advance at the Students' Union (Studentkår) for those who have a valid student ID.
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The city's live music scene is mostly centered around Student Nations like Kalmar Nation [http://www.kalmarnation.com/] or Västmanlands-Dala Nation [http://www.v-dala.se/].
[[be-x-old:Упсала]]
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The local newspaper Uppsala Nya Tidning has a calendar database [http://www2.unt.se/avd/1,1786,MC=9-TYPE=KALENDARIESEARCH,00.html] on various cultural and entertainment events. You can also pick up the free Nollarton magazine and the equally as free Uppsala Nya Tidning Fredag downtown for the same type of information. They are only available in Swedish though.
[[bs:Uppsala]]
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[[br:Uppsala]]
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Of course, there are many bars and clubs of all types beyond the Nations and an abundance of cozy cafés.
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===Cafés===
[[cs:Uppsala]]
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[[cy:Uppsala]]
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* '''Café Ofvandahls''', Sysslomansgatan 5. A traditional old cafe with old roots and atmosphere. They sometimes have poetry slam contests and other poetry readings, but they are mostly in Swedish.
[[da:Uppsala]]
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* '''Café Fågelsången''', Munkgatan 3. A cafe with the possibility to sit outdoors in the summer. They serve sandwiches as well as traditional Swedish cookies and cakes.
[[de:Uppsala]]
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* '''Katalin''', near the train station, Tel. +46 18 14 06 80, [http://www.katalin.com/]. A nice place with an active calendar of international and national touring acts.
[[et:Uppsala]]
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* '''Hugo's Kaffe & Deli''', Svartbäcksgatan 21, [http://www.hugoskaffe.nu/]. A youthful and bohemian little cafe with quirky furniture.
[[el:Ουψάλα]]
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* '''Barista Fair Trade Coffee''', Svartbäcksgatan 14, [http://www.baristafairtrade.com/]. Scandinavian's first ethical coffeeshop. Everything is fair-trade marked and the coffeemakers are all well educated and make excellent coffee. They also serve lunch.
[[es:Uppsala]]
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* '''Café Linné Konstantina''' and '''Café Linné Hörnan''' (Svartbäcksgatan 22 and 24) are two cozy cafes, often used as a meeting place for various clubs or political groups.
[[eo:Upsalo]]
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* '''Café Tar''' Italian coffee bar. Sysslomansgatan 9. Excellent espresso served between spartan walls decorated with paintings by local artists.
[[eu:Uppsala]]
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* '''Café Vardein''', Saluhallen, S:t Eriks torg 8. Its espresso is both the cheapest and the best. Also a large selection of take-home coffee, either whole beans or ground in-store.
[[fa:اوپسالا]]
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* '''Ekocaféet''', Drottninggatan 5. All-organic café which finds a good balance between trendy and relaxed. Also serves wine and beer.
[[fr:Uppsala]]
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[[fy:Uppsala]]
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Daytime in the weekends, many of the student nations have cafés, which always have prices significantly below those of ordinary cafés. Both students and non-students are welcome.
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===Bars===
[[gl:Uppsala]]
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* '''O´Connor´s''', Stora Torget 1, Tel: +46 18 14 40 10. Opened in 1993, this "Irish" bar and restaurant is [[Syria|Syrian]] owned and run.  This place has a great selection of Irish, Belgian and Swedish beers. Beers are SEK 45-65, entrance is SEK 20 M-Th and SEK 60 after ten o'clock Fridays and Saturdays when live music is performed. Coats must be handed in at the cloakroom on busy nights (for example, on Saturday nights and when there is music).
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* '''Buddy's''', Dragarbrunnsgatan 53, Tel: +46 18 10 70 70 (E-mail: info@buddysirishpub.com), [http://www.buddysirishpub.com]. An authentic Irish pub opened in 2007. The owner, Buddy Mooney, is always happy to have a chat with his guests in the cozy atmosphere. Quiet live music at times. Good food and a nice selection of Irish, English, Belgian and Swedish beers. Multi-cultural friendly staff from [[United Kingdom]], [[Ireland]], [[New Zealand]], [[Australia]] and [[Sweden]].
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===Clubs===
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* <drink name="Birger Jarl" alt="BJ" address="Nedre Slottsgatan 3" directions="" phone="+46 18 13 50 00" url="www.birgerjarl.nu" hours="F-Sa 9PM-3AM" price="50-85 SEK" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+46 18 13 00 12">BJ definitely caters to the young and the flashy; if you're into shots and the latest house tunes, BJ is definitely the best place in town. This is also referred to as a meat market, as most people there at there to pick something up and take that it home to cook.</drink>
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==Sleep==
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===Budget===
[[he:אופסלה]]
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* '''Uppsala City Hostel''', S:t Persgatan 16, Tel. +46 18 10 00 08, [http://www.uppsalacityhostel.se/] They have some of the cheapest accommodations in town and free wifi.
[[kl:Uppsala]]
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* '''STF Vandrarhem Sunnersta Herrgård''', Sunnerstavägen 24, Tel. +46 18 32 42 20 (E-mail: info@sunnerstaherrgard.se), [http://sunnerstaherrgard.se/index.php?id=666&L=1]. Hostel situated in an old manor, six kilometers (3.6 miles) south of the town center. Good communications (bus/taxi, bicycle) to the town center.
[[csb:Uppsala]]
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* '''Uppsala Vandrarhem & Hotel Kvarntorget''' Kvarntorget 3, Tel. +46 18-24 20 08, [http://www.uppsalavandrarhem.se/?id=38608&mn1=2292]. Combined Hostel/Hotel with beds starting at SEK 240. Free Wifi and a Kitchen.
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* '''Hotell Muttern''', S:t Johannesgatan 31C, Tel. +46 18 51 04 14, [http://www.hotellmuttern.se/setlanguage.asp?no=1]. Singles from 570 SEK, doubles from 670 SEK.
[[la:Upsalia]]
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* '''Akademihotellet''', Övre Slottsgatan 5, very central location. Tel. +46 18 15 51 90,  [http://www.akademihotellet.se/]. Singles from SEK 540, doubles from SEK 660. This hotel is a perfect base for exploring Uppsala by foot.
[[lt:Upsala]]
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===Mid-range===
[[hu:Uppsala]]
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* '''Grand Hotel Hörnan''', Bangårdsgatan 1, Tel.: +46 18 13 93 80, (email: info@grandhotellhornan.com), [http://grandhotellhornan.com/GHH/Engelska/eng_index.htm]. Older hotel located at the Fyris river close to the train station. Occasionally have good deals on rooms. SEK 650-1250. The hotel has an excellent and cozy bar with the full product range of the local brewery, Slottskällan.
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* '''First Hotel Linné''', Skolgatan 45, Tel. +46 18 10 20 00, [http://www.firsthotels.com/en/Our-hotels/Sweden/Uppsala/First-Hotel-Linne/]. Very centrally located. WiFi. Excellent breakfasts. The downside is that, this hotel does not have air conditioning. In summers especially, it can become very uncomfortable at times. The rooms are very small.
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* '''Best Western Hotel Svava''', Bangårdsgatan 24, Tel. +46 18 13 00 30, [http://www.bestwestern.com]. Very close to the train station. Great breakfast buffet. Singles from 675 SEK, doubles from 800 SEK.
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*'''Clarion Hotel Gillet''', Dragarbrunnsgatan 23, Tel. +46 18 68 18 00 (E-mail: cl.uppsala@choice.se), [http://www.clarionhotelgillet.se/].
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* '''Hotel Uppsala''', Kungsgatan 27, Tel. +46 18 480 50 00, [http://www.profilhotels.com/hoteluppsala/]. Uppsala's biggest hotel with a nice location in the city centre. Affordable and good value rooms.
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* <sleep name="Scandic Hotel Uplandia" alt="" address="Dragarbrunnsgatan 32" directions="" phone="+46 18 495 26 00" email="" fax="" url="http://www.scandichotels.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="920-1935 SEK, 1880 SEK suite"> Located downtown near the train station.</sleep>
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===Splurge===
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* '''Villa Anna''', Odinslund 3, Tel. +46 18 580 20 10, [http://www.villaanna.se/]. A new luxury hotel in a newly renovated building from 1870. In the heart of the cultural district, next to the Cathedral. Suites with whirlpool and sauna! This is where the Nobel Prize winners sleep during their visit to Uppsala University.
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==Contact==
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* The '''City Library''' [http://www.uppsala.se/uppsala/templates/StandardPage____14932.aspx] offers several computers for free (using a queue system).
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* '''Sidewalk Express''' [http://www.sidewalkexpress.se/] also has three Internet cafes where you can get online for about 2 Euro/h: one at the central station, one at the fast food restaurant "Jalla!", situated on the main square and one in Burger King in Dragarbrunnsgatan.
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* '''Port22''' [http://www.port22.se/] (S:t Olofsgatan 32) is an internet cafe and coffee shop.
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==Get out==
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Uppsala cathedral

Uppsala [1] is a university city in Uppland province in Svealand, south central Sweden. With a population of 158,000 (200,000 in the municipality), it is the fourth largest city in Sweden. The two universities dominate the city, so there are lots of young lively people everywhere. It holds Scandinavia's largest cathedral, originally constructed in the 1200s, which is open for visitors.

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Understand

Destination Uppsala AB [2], Fyristorg 8, phone: 018-727 48 00. E-mail: info@destinationuppsala.se.

Get in

By train

If you're already in Sweden, the most likely way for you to get to Uppsala is by train. Uppsala's Central Station is located right downtown, and is currently undergoing a major (and time-wise lengthy) expansion.

SJ [3] operates hourly regional trains from Stockholm, plus a sporadic regional service Linköping-Gävle which also calls at Uppsala. This takes 40 minutes and costs 106 SEK. Alternatively, from Stockholm take a commuter train for Märsta (every 15 minutes), get off at the suburb Upplands Väsby, and change to Uppsala's commuter train Upptåget (a cross-platform transfer) operated by UL [4]. This option will take 55 minutes and costs 95 SEK for adults and 57 SEK for people udner 20 (if you have an SL travelcard, this is reduced to 45 SEK for adults and 27 SEK for youth).

All trains from Norrland, including Sundsvall and the over-night trains from Luleå and Narvik also call here. However, for the vast majority of travelers coming from southern Sweden, a change of trains in Stockholm is required.

A few private companies also traffic Uppsala, during winter Veolia[5] runs night-trains to the northen ski resorts that calls here as well as the luxury first-class only Blå Tåget [6] from Gothenburg via Stockholm.

By bus

For those really on a budget, Uppsala is accessible by bus. Swebus runs coaches from Stockholm's City Terminalen (although the price is almost the same as with the train), as well as Gothenburg, Malmö and other cities in Sweden. Also, Bus4You runs coaches on the route Göteborg - Stockholm - Uppsala with one-way tickets from Stockholm to Uppsala for 39kr [7].

UL operates services to Västerås and Sala, as well as Arlanda Airport. Buses also connect Uppsala with Västerås Airport (SEK 200 return ticket), operated by Flygbussarna [8]. These are timed to coincide with the arrival and departure of Ryanair's daily flights to London.

By car

Uppsala is located along one major highway, the E4. The north-south highway passes to the east of the city and stretches south to Stockholm, Norrköping, and all the way to Helsingborg in southern Sweden. Likewise it continues north past Sundsvall and Umeå to the Finnish border at Haparanda. The smaller national roads 55 and 72 carry traffic to Enköping and Sala, respectively 288 to Östhammar.

By plane

Uppsala has no airport of its own; city officials have been wrangling for years over whether to convert the old Ärna air force base just northwest of the city for civilian use. For now, thus, Uppsala is served by the same airports that serve Stockholm city.

  • The main international airport, through which most traffic flows, is at Arlanda (ARN), which is located 35 km south of Uppsala, about halfway to Stockholm. It's a hub for SAS and served by most main European airlines and a number of Asian and American carriers. From there trains, buses, rental cars and taxis will be waiting to whisk you away - which one to take is up to you.
    • The standard option is Upptåget, Uppsala's commuter train operated by UL which takes 19 minutes and costs SEK 140 one-way for adults and SEK 89 for people under 20. They leave Arlanda on weekdays every half hour between 5:27AM and 0:57AM (on weekends, from 6:57AM). The train station is called Arlanda Central (the airport has 3 train stations) and is located under Sky City, between terminals 4 and 5. Tickets are available from the information desks in the airport (in either the arrival area or in Sky City in front of the elevators leading to the station), or on the train itself (at a 20 SEK surcharge). In Uppsala, you may buy tickets for Upptåget either from the 'Travelcenter' within the building (Resecentrum) or on the train itself (at a 20 SEK surcharge). You can buy tickets from either the blue or gray machines inside the station, but you have to check if it is for the Upptåget or for the SJ trains (see below).
    • UL buses also exist, also departing every half-hour, from in front of terminals 2 and 5. They cost SEK 80 if bought in advance and SEK 100 if bought on the day, and take a bit over 40 minutes to arrive in front of the Central Station in Uppsala. Tickets can be bought at either the Information Desk in front of the exits from Terminals 2 and 5, or from the driver. They run round-the-clock and might be your only option between midnight and 5 or 6AM, even though they take far longer to arrive in Uppsala. Note that if you buy your ticket on the bus, you cannot pay by cash.
    • In addition to Upptåget, there are a (small) number of long-distance and regional trains calling at both Arlanda and Uppsala. These trains are operated by SJ, the national train company. Tickets are usually more expensive than in the case of Upptåget (around 160-170 SEK one way - there is no fixed price, as SJ uses an airline-style flexible demand-based system), but can be significantly cheaper (down to ca. 75 SEK) if booked well in advance. Tickets can be bought in similar fashion as in the case of Upptåget, plus from the blue or gray machines available in Uppsala Central Station. Note however that there is a 100 SEK surcharge if you buy the ticket onboard the train.
    • Taxis are available in front of both terminals 2, 4 and 5. They offer fixed prices to Uppsala (usually denoted by a large 'Fast Pris Uppsala-Arlanda/Arlanda-Uppsala' sign near the back of the car). This usually amounts to 350-500 SEK for 1-4 persons, making it a cost-effective option for 3-4 persons (especially if factoring in public transport costs within Uppsala city). You must ask for the fixed price before commencing the journey, otherwise the driver might employ the per-km charge, that usually amounts to far more.
  • If using Ryanair or Wizzair or other similar budget carriers, they serve Skavsta Airport (NYO), in Nyköping, about 170 km south of Uppsala. From there, take local bus 515 or 715 (NOT the airport coaches) to Nyköping Central Station and change to a regional train for Uppsala (sometimes direct, but often with a change in Stockholm). This costs in total 119 SEK (101 SEK for people under 20) and takes around 2 hours to Uppsala.
  • Ryanair also serves Stockholm Västerås airport (80 km west of Uppsala) to a handful of destinations in Britain and Spain. Getting to Uppsala was relatively easy in the past, as a direct shuttle used to exist. Right now, however, your best/cheapest/fastest bet is to use a taxi shuttle operated by the airport to downtown Västerås, then change for a local train to Sala, and change again for a train to Uppsala. Total travel time is approx. 80 minutes and the price 124 SEK (113 SEK for people under 26) if booked well in advance.

Get around

Uppsala town center

By bike

The best way to travel in Uppsala is by bike. As any visitor will notice, there are a lot of cyclists here, enough so for the city to earn the nickname "Bike Town." There are paths paralleling nearly every road, and many places to store them outside. Several rental places exist in town. As a side note, locals have a saying that everyone who lives there has had a bike stolen at some point in their lives. While this is not entirely true (it's more a reflection on the popularity of biking than any level of crime), it's probably a good idea to lock your bike.

By bus

Uppsala boasts an excellent bus system [9], and you're never more than a few hundred meters from the closest bus stop. A ticket on a green "Stadstrafiken" (city traffic) bus costs SEK 20, and you normally pay by SMS. Just send a message to 72472 with the text "UV" if you´re 20 or older, and "uu" if you´re 19 or younger. This only works if you have a Swedish mobile phone. Otherwise, you can nowadays pay by credit card on the bus. Tickets are otherwise sold at vending machines near many of the major bus stops. It's not possible to pay cash on the bus. Consider buying a värdekort if you're staying a few days; they're prepaid, refillable (in any amount) bus cards, and by using it the price lowers to SEK 16 per trip.

By taxi

If you would like to travel by taxi, use the four major taxi companies: Uppsala Taxi, Taxi Kurir, Taxi Direkt and Taxi 020. There are also a lot of smaller companies, but they might have their own view on what you should pay and might also have less geographical knowledge. Be sure to negotiate the fare in advance of getting in the taxi if no guaranteed fare is posted.

See

The botanical garden
  • Uppsala University [10] was established in 1477, making it the oldest university in Scandinavia.
  • Uppsala Cathedral (Domkyrkan), Domkyrkoplan 2 (From the center of town or the train station, look up, and walk towards the huge spires on the other side of the river.), +46 18 187173, [11]. The Cathedral is open 8AM-6PM; the museum is open 10AM-5PM Apr-Aug, Noon-3PM Sept.-Mar. The Uppsala Cathedral ("Domkyrkan" in Swedish) is one of the focal points of Uppsala and it dominates the city skyline. It is simultaneously the largest church in Scandinavia, the burial site of many a Swedish royal, and the seat of the Church of Sweden. It shouldn't be missed, but given its towering size, how could you? Free for Cathedral entrance, 30 SEK for museum.
  • Uppsala Castle, (Uppsala Slott) Tel. +46 18 54 48 11, [12]. Uppsala's other huge landmark is stocked with large halls and paintings, as well as older remnants of the 16th century castle built by the Vasa dynasty. Some of the space is also being filled by Uppsala Konstmuseet, a local art museum.
  • Carl Linnaeus Garden, Svartbäcksgatan 27, Tel. +46 18 471 25 76, [13]. With the Orangery.
  • Botanical Gardens, Villavägen 8, Tel. +46 18 471 28 38, [14]. The bigger garden at the university.
  • The Uppland Museum, S:t Eriks gränd 6, Tel. +46 18 16 91 00, [15]. Located in a former water mill building.
  • Bror Hjorth's House, Norbyvägen 26, Tel. +46 18 56 70 30, [16]. Especially interesting for those who like naivist paintings.
  • Carolina Rediviva, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 1, +46 18 4713900 (). M-F, 8:30AM-9PM, Sa 9AM-6PM. The Uppsala University library and an enormous one at that, with over 5 million volumes. One of these is the famed Silver Bible, dating to the 6th century. Adults, 20 SEK, Children under 12, Free.
  • Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala), Tel. +46 18 16 91 00, [17] is the home of several pre-Viking, pre-historic burial mounds. There is also an old church and the open-air museum Disagården with old Swedish houses [18]. You get there via Bus 2 from central Uppsala.
  • Gustavianum/University Museum [19] (Akademigatan 3, Tel. +46 18 471 75 71) The old anatomical theater from the 17th century. There is also a collection of Egyptian sarcophages and artifacts as well as a collection of historical scientific artifacts belonging to the university.

Do

Linnéträdgården (The Linnean garden)
  • Go swimming at Fyrishov, Idrottsgatan 2, Tel. +46 18 727 49 50, [20].
  • Uppsala Reggae Festival [21] is held for three days every summer. They have lots of international artists.
  • Kulturnatten (Culture Night) [22]. On the second Saturday of September every year, most people working in culture in Uppsala show their talents downtown to masses of people walking around.
  • In the winter, the traditional Swedish sport of bandy, like field hockey played on ice, is played at Studenternas Idrottsplats just south of the City Gardens. The local team, Sirius, are in the Swedish top division. Studenternas also plays host to the final of the national championship, decided in March every year.
  • Attend the Valborg celebrations, held on the last of April every year. [23] [24]. During the day, tens of thousands of people are out on the streets and parks. Lots of champagne is consumed (or sprayed) and the whole town is like one big festival. At 10AM, students riding decorated rafts race down the Fyris river, usually crashing in the two waterfalls. At 3PM, lots of people gather below Carolina Rediviva and put on their white student caps at a signal, and the masses rejoice. At 9PM, a choir is singing an ode to spring by the castle.
  • Go on a boat-trip [25] on the river Fyrisån that takes you to the lake Ekoln, a part of Mälaren. Continue to the castle Skokloster.
  • If you are a student at any university or college and have brought with you your student ID card you should strongly consider purchasing a Uppsala University Student Nation Guest card [26]. The guest card admits entrance to the 12 Nations. The nations are student fraternities that run night clubs, pubs, balls and many other activities. Food and beverage are about half price. A meal will set you back around 70 SEK and a beer 25-35 SEK. An event calendar is available here. [27]

Buy

  • Svartbäcksgatan is the main shopping street in town, two blocks from Centralstationen. On it lies the Stora Torget, the main square in Uppsala. It is closed to cars.
  • Akademibokhandeln, Forumgallerian, Dragarbrunnsgatan 43-45, top floor. A big, well-stocked book store. A good Sci-Fi & Fantasy English language section.
  • Studentbokhandeln, Sysslomansgatan 7. A book store owned by the Student Union and Uppsala University.
  • The Uppsala English Bookshop, S:t Olofsgatan 32, [28]. All kinds of books in English.
  • Uppsala Skivbörs, Svartbäcksgatan 39. A cozy record store with both new and used records in various genres.
  • Saluhallen, S:t Eriks Torg 8. A fashionable market hall with various types of expensive, highly qualitative food and drinks in various shops. There are also some restaurants there.
  • Gränby Centrum, Marknadsgatan, [29]. The biggest mall in Uppsala. It has 85 shops, 4 restaurants, 3 cafés and is located 3 kilometers (1.2 miles) east of the city centre. Use bus 10 to "Gränby C".
  • Boländerna, Rapsgatan. The biggest district for buying "not everyday stuff" (electronics, furniture, cheap bikes) in Uppsala. This is where you find the second biggest IKEA in sweden, MediaMarkt, Bauhaus, Elgiganten and so on. The parkings can hold nearly 8,000 vehicles, which makes this one of the biggest concrete jungles in Sweden. Located 3 kilometers (1.2 miles) south of the city centre. Use the buses (12 best choice), 13, 20, 41 or 42 to "Coop Forum/IKEA".
  • Galleria Dragarbrunn, Dragarbrunnsgatan 24, [30]. A brand-new small mall located in the city. It is a fashionable mall with mostly expensive brands.
  • Pressbyrån, S:t Persgatan 10. A well-stocked magazine store with lots of international and Swedish magazines.
  • Svavagallerian (Dragarbrunnsgatan 50), Forumgallerian (Dragarbrunnsgatan 43-45) and S:t Per-gallerian (Svartbäcksgatan 7-11) are three centrally-located shopping malls. They can't compare to the malls in nearby Stockholm though.

Eat

Uppsala, being a college town, is not a city that is big on fine dining. There are a number of good restaurants to be found, however, and most of them are not far from the main landmarks in town. If you're on a budget, try one of the kebab places in town, Jalla Kebab or Kebab House for a lot of food for not a lot of money. For something more on the high-end, Saluhallen is a great spot for lunch given the huge variety of different types of food. Unknown even to many locals, some of the student Nations serve simple, yet well cooked, lunches for around 50 SEK (or even less), and you do not need to be a student to eat there. More info at [31].

Budget

  • Indian kitchen, Kungsgatan 25. Good indian food to a reasonable price (large portions) and great service.
  • Jalla Kebab, Stora Torget 1, +46 18 10 35 35 (), [32]. M-F 10AM-9PM, Sa-Su 11AM-9PM. 50-80 SEK.
  • Luthagens Kök & Bar, Börjegatan 11. Serves hamburgers and pizzas and does it well.
  • Pizzaköket, Kungsgatan 47. High quality pizzas.
  • Rosa Pantern, Sysslomansgatan 11.
  • Ultuna Thai, Ulls väg 25, Ultuna, Tel.: +46 18 67 33 67, [33]. Genuine, inexpensive thai food of good quality on the campus of the Swedish Agricultural University.

Mid-Range

  • Trattoria Comedia, Skolgatan 31. A cozy Italian restaurant. SEK 110-200.
  • Yukikos Sushi, Norbyvägen 65, [34]. Probably the best sushi restaurant in Uppsala. Also take away. SEK 75-105.
  • Uppenbar, Västra Ågatan 12. Pizza, pasta and meat dishes and a nice view over the Fyris river.
  • Koh Phangan, Övre Slottsg. 12. Very popular thai food restaurant offering good food in a fun atmosphere. SEK 140-200.
  • Messob African Restaurant, Sturegatan 4 A. Good Ethiopian and Eritrean food and very friendly staff. SEK 85-180.
  • Tzatziki, Fyristorg 4, Tel.: +46 18 15 03 33, [35]. Very popular Greek restaurant in a beautiful environment just by the Fyris River and below the Cathedral. Main course 100-150 SEK.
  • Tilltugg, Vaksalagatan 24. Good and popular tapas restaurant. 40-50 SEK per tapas. Table reservations not possible.
  • Svenssons Taverna, Sysslomansgatan 14. Large outdoor seating area is very popular in the summer. Well-known for its pizzas. Pizzas 125-140 SEK, other main courses 165-275 SEK.
  • Mammas Meze, Karlsrogatan 74. Good, no-frills Lebanese restaurant in a quiet neighbourhood. 45-55 SEK per meze, 160-180 SEK for other main courses.

Splurge

  • Domtrappkällaren, S:t Eriks Gränd 15, [36]. Fancy restaurant with a long history. Mains SEK 105-255..
  • Hambergs, Fyristorg 8, +46(0)18-712150 (), [37]. Great seafood in this relaxed atmosphere. Except for desserts they serve nothing but seafood. . Mains SEK 170-350.
  • Restaurang Lingon, Svartbäcksgatan 30, +46(0)18-101224, [38]. Serves swedish dishes with a luxurious touch. During the summer, the restaurant has a riverside area.
  • Peppar Peppar, Suttungs Gränd 3, +46(0)18-131360, [39]. Award winning Swedish and European cuisine. Mains 170-270 SEK.
  • Stationen, Olof Palmes Plats 6 (At the train station), +46(0)18-153500 (), [40]. Inspired by architecture from European train stations this restaurant is part brasserie, bar and cafe. Each with their own unique look.
  • Villa Anna, Odinslund 3, +46(0)18-5802010, [41]. Award-winning chefs serve classic dishes with constantly innovative touches. Dinner is an culinary experience. Situated in the cultural district, next to the Cathedral.

Drink

  • The university has an optional student club system called Student Nations [42]. There are thirteen nations, each with a headquarters where one can dance, drink, and meet people - somewhere between an Oxford residential college and an American fraternity/sorority. Those Uppsala students that apply for membership of any of the nations, receive a 'nation card' which is required for entry to the Nations. Visitors' cards can be purchased in advance at the Students' Union (Studentkår) for those who have a valid student ID.

The city's live music scene is mostly centered around Student Nations like Kalmar Nation [43] or Västmanlands-Dala Nation [44].

The local newspaper Uppsala Nya Tidning has a calendar database [45] on various cultural and entertainment events. You can also pick up the free Nollarton magazine and the equally as free Uppsala Nya Tidning Fredag downtown for the same type of information. They are only available in Swedish though.

Of course, there are many bars and clubs of all types beyond the Nations and an abundance of cozy cafés.

Cafés

  • Café Ofvandahls, Sysslomansgatan 5. A traditional old cafe with old roots and atmosphere. They sometimes have poetry slam contests and other poetry readings, but they are mostly in Swedish.
  • Café Fågelsången, Munkgatan 3. A cafe with the possibility to sit outdoors in the summer. They serve sandwiches as well as traditional Swedish cookies and cakes.
  • Katalin, near the train station, Tel. +46 18 14 06 80, [46]. A nice place with an active calendar of international and national touring acts.
  • Hugo's Kaffe & Deli, Svartbäcksgatan 21, [47]. A youthful and bohemian little cafe with quirky furniture.
  • Barista Fair Trade Coffee, Svartbäcksgatan 14, [48]. Scandinavian's first ethical coffeeshop. Everything is fair-trade marked and the coffeemakers are all well educated and make excellent coffee. They also serve lunch.
  • Café Linné Konstantina and Café Linné Hörnan (Svartbäcksgatan 22 and 24) are two cozy cafes, often used as a meeting place for various clubs or political groups.
  • Café Tar Italian coffee bar. Sysslomansgatan 9. Excellent espresso served between spartan walls decorated with paintings by local artists.
  • Café Vardein, Saluhallen, S:t Eriks torg 8. Its espresso is both the cheapest and the best. Also a large selection of take-home coffee, either whole beans or ground in-store.
  • Ekocaféet, Drottninggatan 5. All-organic café which finds a good balance between trendy and relaxed. Also serves wine and beer.

Daytime in the weekends, many of the student nations have cafés, which always have prices significantly below those of ordinary cafés. Both students and non-students are welcome.

Bars

  • O´Connor´s, Stora Torget 1, Tel: +46 18 14 40 10. Opened in 1993, this "Irish" bar and restaurant is Syrian owned and run. This place has a great selection of Irish, Belgian and Swedish beers. Beers are SEK 45-65, entrance is SEK 20 M-Th and SEK 60 after ten o'clock Fridays and Saturdays when live music is performed. Coats must be handed in at the cloakroom on busy nights (for example, on Saturday nights and when there is music).
  • Buddy's, Dragarbrunnsgatan 53, Tel: +46 18 10 70 70 (E-mail: info@buddysirishpub.com), [49]. An authentic Irish pub opened in 2007. The owner, Buddy Mooney, is always happy to have a chat with his guests in the cozy atmosphere. Quiet live music at times. Good food and a nice selection of Irish, English, Belgian and Swedish beers. Multi-cultural friendly staff from United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden.

Clubs

  • Birger Jarl (BJ), Nedre Slottsgatan 3, +46 18 13 50 00 (fax: +46 18 13 00 12), [50]. F-Sa 9PM-3AM. BJ definitely caters to the young and the flashy; if you're into shots and the latest house tunes, BJ is definitely the best place in town. This is also referred to as a meat market, as most people there at there to pick something up and take that it home to cook. 50-85 SEK.

Sleep

Budget

  • Uppsala City Hostel, S:t Persgatan 16, Tel. +46 18 10 00 08, [51] They have some of the cheapest accommodations in town and free wifi.
  • STF Vandrarhem Sunnersta Herrgård, Sunnerstavägen 24, Tel. +46 18 32 42 20 (E-mail: info@sunnerstaherrgard.se), [52]. Hostel situated in an old manor, six kilometers (3.6 miles) south of the town center. Good communications (bus/taxi, bicycle) to the town center.
  • Uppsala Vandrarhem & Hotel Kvarntorget Kvarntorget 3, Tel. +46 18-24 20 08, [53]. Combined Hostel/Hotel with beds starting at SEK 240. Free Wifi and a Kitchen.
  • Hotell Muttern, S:t Johannesgatan 31C, Tel. +46 18 51 04 14, [54]. Singles from 570 SEK, doubles from 670 SEK.
  • Akademihotellet, Övre Slottsgatan 5, very central location. Tel. +46 18 15 51 90, [55]. Singles from SEK 540, doubles from SEK 660. This hotel is a perfect base for exploring Uppsala by foot.

Mid-range

  • Grand Hotel Hörnan, Bangårdsgatan 1, Tel.: +46 18 13 93 80, (email: info@grandhotellhornan.com), [56]. Older hotel located at the Fyris river close to the train station. Occasionally have good deals on rooms. SEK 650-1250. The hotel has an excellent and cozy bar with the full product range of the local brewery, Slottskällan.
  • First Hotel Linné, Skolgatan 45, Tel. +46 18 10 20 00, [57]. Very centrally located. WiFi. Excellent breakfasts. The downside is that, this hotel does not have air conditioning. In summers especially, it can become very uncomfortable at times. The rooms are very small.
  • Best Western Hotel Svava, Bangårdsgatan 24, Tel. +46 18 13 00 30, [58]. Very close to the train station. Great breakfast buffet. Singles from 675 SEK, doubles from 800 SEK.
  • Clarion Hotel Gillet, Dragarbrunnsgatan 23, Tel. +46 18 68 18 00 (E-mail: cl.uppsala@choice.se), [59].
  • Hotel Uppsala, Kungsgatan 27, Tel. +46 18 480 50 00, [60]. Uppsala's biggest hotel with a nice location in the city centre. Affordable and good value rooms.
  • Scandic Hotel Uplandia, Dragarbrunnsgatan 32, +46 18 495 26 00, [61]. Located downtown near the train station. 920-1935 SEK, 1880 SEK suite.

Splurge

  • Villa Anna, Odinslund 3, Tel. +46 18 580 20 10, [62]. A new luxury hotel in a newly renovated building from 1870. In the heart of the cultural district, next to the Cathedral. Suites with whirlpool and sauna! This is where the Nobel Prize winners sleep during their visit to Uppsala University.

Contact

  • The City Library [63] offers several computers for free (using a queue system).
  • Sidewalk Express [64] also has three Internet cafes where you can get online for about 2 Euro/h: one at the central station, one at the fast food restaurant "Jalla!", situated on the main square and one in Burger King in Dragarbrunnsgatan.
  • Port22 [65] (S:t Olofsgatan 32) is an internet cafe and coffee shop.

Get out

  • Carl Linnaeus' Hammarby [66] (Tel. +46 18 32 60 94), a mansion 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Uppsala.
  • Älvkarleby Small city with beaches, the Dalälven river with salmon fishing, and golf courses.
  • Lake Mälaren The third largest lake in Sweden. At the southern outskirts of Uppsala.


Routes through Uppsala
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