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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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  • Free parking and no charge to walk around the site. We didn't go into the museum as we were short of time but there is a small charge for the museum. It's an interesting site and a good place to picni...  more »
  • We took a bus from the central station to get here. This historical site is very nice and it is a great place for a walk, bit mystical and somehow interesting. I am not a fan of getting to know museum...  more »
  • 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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