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Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala

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Known as a mythical place, Gamla Uppsala represents an important sacred site that hosted regular sacrificial rites and fiery burials of royalty. From the 3rd century CE onward, the small village served as an important religious, economic, and political center and was well-known as the residence of the Swedish kings of the Yngling dynasty. Today the site features burial mounds of ancient kings dating from the 5th century CE, a grave field, and the stone church erected over the pagan temple in the 11th century. To visit Gamla Uppsala on your trip to Uppsala, use our Uppsala holiday planner.
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  • You can feel the history when you walk around the ancient burial mounds! Informative boards with facts are placed. The view from the piles are beautiful. Good place to visit and walk around on, when the weather is ok.
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  • Can we of course were there in no time (late in the afternoon, and in February), but there was nothing to do. Worth Church, far from the most interesting cemetery, a pair of hills that you can climb. There was another restaurant (which was closed). And that's all. Not worth the time we spent to get there.
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  • We followed the Eriksleden trail from Uppsala to Gamla Uppsala. It was mostly very easy to follow (we missed one turning but quickly worked it out) and there was lots of see along the way; the walk it...  more »
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