the city of Carl von Linneaus


The fourth-largest of all Sweden's cities after Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo, Uppsala is an especially pleasant and pretty city, with many scenic waterways, winding streams, countless cycle lanes and a thriving youthful population of students, creating a definite feeling reminiscent of Amsterdam. There are many magnificent sights around central Uppsala, where the 15th-century Uppsala Cathedral (Domkyrka) is amongst the finest that Sweden has to offer.

The winding Fyris River has shaped much of Uppsala and divides the city into two main areas, with the historical quarter being located on the westerly banks and filled with tourism appeal. Head to the Uppsala Tourist Information Office on the Fyristorg for the latest entertainment news and current events.