Welcome to Uppsala

This site was created from a book I have written and is intended to be a helpful guide to all who come to Uppsala and wish to learn more about the ancient city. I have made every effort to make it easier to find and enjoy everything that Uppsala has to offer. There are maps *here* and the photos have been labeled throughout the site.

Hoping to facilitate understanding about the people and places discussed within, I have written the Swedish names with the original spelling, including the three extra Swedish letters, Å, Ä and Ö. If you are new to Sweden, you may wish to know how they are pronounced. The letter å is like the “oa” in road. The letter ä resembles the “a” in bad, and ö is a bit like the “oo” in the word look.

I will start with some general information about the city, its geography, climate and historical layout before beginning a descriptive tour of the many important places that are well worth a visit. Although there are a number of places where one could begin a tour, I decided to start from the central train station. It is easy to imagine that someone would arrive there and then wonder where to go. I hope this site and my book will be a useful source of information about the many historical places you will be seeing and point you in the right direction!  Feel free to download it in PDF form.

Snow covered steps leading to the cathedral.

Snow covered steps leading to the cathedral.