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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 is well worth a visit if you're in the neighborhood, the place has so much history that it is difficult to summarize it. But check opening hours before if you travel in low season. A visit which explains much of the area's history. The Church and the piles are the highlights, of course, but don't miss the Disagården.
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  • A beautiful peaceful place and a well-maintained environment a nice lien Church and not so far away is Odins Castle where you can picnic and few meters look lies Gamla Uppsala museum
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  • For the first time in the Grand in Uppsala. The old city on the banks of the river beaches was really charming, even in winter. Beautiful light topics set by the River to the city of trees, as well as. Reflects a good atmosphere.
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