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capital of Sweden
city in Uppsala County, Sweden
archipelago north of Stockholm, Sweden
urban area in Gotland Municipality, Sweden
Present Karolian-style main building was built in the late 17th century for Carl Gustav Wrangel and is possibly Sweden's and Europe's largest preserved wooden castle.
lake in Salem Municipality, Sweden
royal palace in Stockholm
urban area in Ekerö Municipality, Sweden
all urban districts west of Tranebergssund, Stockholm, Sweden
peninsula in Sweden
urban area in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden
urban area in Södertälje Municipality, Sweden
urban area and former city in Sigtuna Municipality, Sweden
archaeological site on the island of Björkö in Sweden
The place where Swedish kings were elected from the 13th to the 15th centuries, comparable to the more known Scottish Stone of Scone. The stones can be seen in a small inconspicuous hut by the road side.
Swedish Baroque castle on a peninsula of Lake Mälaren between Stockholm and Uppsala, built in the 17th century by Carl Gustaf Wrangel
island in the middle of Lake Mälaren in Sweden
A heritage railway which stretches from Uppsala Central Station and 33 km (21 mi) east into the Uppsala countryside.
The main garden at the university consists of the Baroque garden, the Orangery and the Tropical Greenhouse. It was planted in 1664 as a castle garden, but, in 1787, it was donated to the university.
A natural history museum containing the largest fossil collection in Scandinavia. The museum is divided into a paleontological and a zoological section, housed in separate buildings on the same block. Many of the exhibited objects were collected by Linnaeus' apprentices as they traveled around the world. It also exhibits the largest collection of Chinese dinosaurs outside of China.
The botanical garden was first planted by Olof Rudbeck in 1655, making it the oldest in Sweden. After a period of decline, it was restored and maintained by Carl von Linné and became a major attraction during Linnaeus' own lifetime. In the garden orangery, you can find exhibitions about Linnaeus' successors and disciples. The building in the southern corner of the garden served as the residence of the Linnaeus family between 1743 and 1778. Today, it is a personal museum dedicated to Linnaeus' professional and personal life. Is part of the proposed Linnaean UNESCO World Heritage.
Constructed in Italian renaissance Beaux-Arts style and was completed in 1887. Here major university events and occasional public concerts take place. In the hall you will find a café, a shop and a small exhibition about the history of Uppsala University. In the main hall you can also find Uppsala University's comprehensive coin cabinet, but it is only open to the public on special occasions. The controversial aphorism "Tänka fritt är stort men tänka rätt är större" (which translates into "Thinking free is great, but thinking right is greater"), attributed to the 18th century philosophy professor Thomas Thorild, are engraved at the auditorium entrance. The phrase "think right" has been misunderstood as "think as the authorities do". Thorild was however a radical for his time; his aphorism should be read as "think reasonably".
research university in Uppsala, Sweden
The largest cemetery in Uppsala is a beautiful place for a walk. Notable burials include the national romantic poet and historian Erik Gustaf Geijer; the poet Gustaf Fröding; artists Olof Thunman and Bruno Liljefors; Nobel laureates Kai Siegbahn, Arne Tiselius, Svante Arrhenius and the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dag Hammarskjöld, who died under mysterious circumstances during his tenure as secretary general of the UN.
At the bank of Fyris River, there is a small moraine hill which does not look like much to the eye. However, it covers one of the most important Viking-era archaeological sites ever excavated. Between the 5th and 11th centuries AD, this site was used as a burial site. Archaeologists have discovered some 90 graves, including 15 lavish boat burials. Since the same site was used continuously for such a long time period, archaeologists use its findings to compare how the same culture developed over time. Today, there are no noticeable remnants at the site. These can be found at the University museum Gustavianum, in central Uppsala. However, you can still visit Valsgärde to appreciate its beautiful landscape and historical atmosphere.
mine on Resarö, Vaxholm municipality, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden
urban area in Strängnäs Municipality, Sweden
area in Sweden
island in Värmdö Municipality and the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden
An island in the Stockholm archipelago
museum in Visby, Gotland in Sweden
settlement and island in Österåker Municipality and the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden
urban area in Västerås Municipality, Sweden
nature reserve in Kalmar, Sweden
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