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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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  • Absolutely amazing, one of the best things I've done whilst I was here. Incredible place to visit and spend some time if you're into Nordic and Viking history / culture. 
  • Just outside Uppsala you find the old Uppsala village with old church and graves of vikings. Worth visiting but you need a car. 
  • Nice walk with views from Royal mounds! Worth taking a guided tour of the Museum if it did not have prior knowledge before going in the exhibition.
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