- the university city
Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city with a population of 190 000 inhabitants. Unique cultural treasures and an exciting history are to be found in the city of knowledge and inspiration. Uppsala has retained its small-town charm while offering a big city’s selection of shops, restaurants and other entertainment.
Uppsala has many historical attractions. Among the most famous are:
• Uppsala cathedral, the largest cathedral in Scandinavia.
• One of Sweden’s eldest botanical gardens
• A unique anatomical theatre built in the 1600’s
• The Linnaeus Garden
• Uppsala Castle from the mid-1500's
However, Uppsala is not only known for its traditions. Today Uppsala is a dynamic industrial and commercial city where knowledge, ideas and entrepreneurship are at the centre. The city’s geographical location with only 30 minutes to Stockholm-Arlanda international airport and 40 minutes to Stockholm has made Uppsala an attractive place for meetings.
For information on how to reach Uppsala, please consult the Easy Access page on this website
Other useful links:
• Visit Sweden! Swedish Tourist Board
• Destination Sweden. Lonelyplanet.com
• Uppland, the province
• The Municipality of Uppsala
• Uppsala University
• SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences