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Se och göra i Uppsala

See & do

Here we list what you can see and do in Uppsala

Botanical garden

Discover Uppsala University's botanical garden, where teaching, research and biodiversity conservation go hand in hand with recreation, education and beauty. From today's modern botany to Rudbeck, Linné and Thunberg. 
In the botanical garden there is greenery and flowering plants all year round. In their Tropical greenhouse, Uppsala's most beautiful rainforest, there are orchids, banana and coffe plants, but also plants from deserts and other dry areas. Their orangery contains cactus, figs, Linnés laurel and olive trees. 
During the summer, spring and fall, there are lots of colorful summer flowers, rare mountain plants, bushes, trees and appetizing kitchenplants from all over the world for walks in the garden. Have a coffe at the associated cafe, Café Victoria.

Rooftop walk at Uppsala Castle

Climb up into the magnificent dome of the castle tower through the beautiful staircase. Once in the tower room, you can admire the castle walls and the imposing truss of heavy beams from the mid-18th century. Put on the personal protective equipment that will ensure you are secured throughout your tour on the roof, and you will be given a safety briefing by the guide. After you have completed the test course indoors, you are ready to go out on the castle roof and with exciting elements of the castle's secrets and Uppsala's history, you will be guided through the tour. 

restauranger i Uppsala

Eat & drink

Restaurants, cafes and pubs in Uppsala

Café Victoria

In the Botanical garden is the hundred-year-old bakery and village hut which today is Café Victoria, one of Uppsala's leading summer cafés. During the beautiful summer months, you can sit outside in the  fantastically beautiful garden and enjoy goodies, the environment  and the choices among dishes and coffe bread are many.
Café Victoria is run by Triller Mat och Bröd, oand is open from May to September. Café Victoria only has outdoor seating in the garden.


In the middle of central Uppsala is Mjesto. At the restaurant, you can pop in spontaneously and grab something to eat at the bar or sit for a long time and eat many different dishes, it's entirely up to you. Mjesto's menu contains a selection of dishes from the countries around the entire Mediterranean, and is made to be shared,eaten individually orcombined as you wish. During the weekends, the mood rises to the beat of the music and the long barcounter is filled with cava, drinks and a pleasant hangout for the late hours of the night. 

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Hotels and campsites in Uppsala

The Academy Hotel

Stav overnight at The Academy Hotel in the middle of Uppsala's culutral and historical quarter, with many of the city's attractions just around the corner. From the rooms at the slightly smaller and more personal hotel, you have a view of the Pelle Svanslös quarter,  Carolina Rediviva, towards a pleasant countryard and Uppsala Cathedral. The building in which the hotel is located dates from the 1930s and the hotel has retained many charming original details in both the interior and exterior.

Hotel Botanika

Hotel Botanika is located 400 meters from Linnaeus museum and offers you as a guest an accomodation with a bar, restaurant, sun terrace, family room, evening entertainment and a  24-hour reception.
All rooms in the hotel have a private bathroom with shower and free Wifi. The hotel also offers a wonderful breakfast buffet or continetal breakfast. 
Some opular attractions near the hotel  are Linnérädgården,  Gustavianum and Uppsala Konsert & Kongress.The nearest airport to the hotel is Stockholm Arlanda, which is 37 kilometers from hotel Botanika.