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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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  • Old Uppsala Center of paganism and the place where he was brought to an end when the old temple was built the first Christian Church. Same here-mounds, where, according to legend, lie the main Scandinavian gods. The place is interesting, but it is better to include his visit with a trip to Uppsala, and not by itself.
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  • This may not be for everyone, and I found the museum to be sort of 'meh' compared to what is available in downtown Stockholm, but the surrounding grounds have a very strong pagan vibe which makes just...  more »
  • A major attraction are the graves of Viking Kings. The tombs are small "mountains" of Earth on top of the King buried. The rest in back has a lot of historical value.
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