Uppsala is located about 70 kilometers north of Stockholm, not too far from Arlanda international airport. As it is so close to Stockholm, many people commute between the two cities daily which means that travel is relatively uncomplicated. Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden and, these days, is most famous as being the home of the prestigious Uppsala University and the seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden.
|Carl Linnaeus (hometown hero)|
|View of the botanical gardens from the castle.|
Fyris cuts through the city and is nice to stroll along. To get from the train station to most of the sights (like the cathedral and castle), you have to cross the river. All of this is very walkable. The castle is up on a small hill and dominates the city's skyline. It isn't really a working castle anymore, but it is the location of an art museum,an easy walk uphill and gives you great views. The botanical gardens are also located just on the other side of the castle.
|Bridge over the River Fyris.|
|Inside the Linnaeus museum.|
|The Linnaeus gardens.|
|The train heading back to Stockholm from Uppsala station.|
|The cathedral seen from the castle (more on that in my next article)|