Linnaeus' Hammarby, Uppsala

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Linnaeus' Hammarby is a historic house museum, and one of three botanical gardens belonging to Uppsala University, located in Sweden. It is situated about 10 km south-east of Uppsala.Carl LinnaeusHammarby was the former summer home of Carolus Linnaeus and his family. Carl Linnaeus was a scientist and professor at Uppsala University. In 1758 Linnaeus bought the small estate of Hammarby in order to spend his holidays in a quiet place.BuildingsThe main house of Linnaeus has two floors, an attic and a cellar under part of the house. The house is constructed of horizontal logs.Inside the house, the old wallpaper is distinguished, with flower design in dark red, gold and white. It was probably made c. 1880.There are two other buildings in the compound. The east wing building housed the bakehouse and brewery. The west wing building probably housed the estate's staff and workers.MuseumThe Linnaeus' Hammarby is a historic house and gardens museum. In 1935 the museum was declared a historical monument, and is administered by the National Property Board. The estate is currently run by Uppsala University.
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  • August 10, 2017
    The garden is very nice and there are many different plant species on display. I can recommend to accompany a tour of his house to see their private halls, his egenbestälda porcelain from China and many funny stories around him and his life.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Great places to visit when the weather is nice. In order to enter in Linnaeus ' home, one must join a tour with a guide. The tour was very good, and is recommended. There is also a small museum, Museum shop and temporary exhibitions which are constantly open. There are places to sit if you have your own picnic, but the Triller's small branch with hearty affordable food and refreshments on site. The entire Linnaeus ' Hammarby is a peaceful place with historic atmosphere. If you are interested in Botany and/or history of science, this excursion is a must.
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  • July 19, 2017
    Linnaeus ' Hammarby is well worth a visit if you are passing. A very nice garden with views over the plain and worth seeing exhibits about Linnaeus and his life and deeds in the wings. Don't miss the guided tour of the main house, which was very instructive, not just about Linnaeus but also about life in Sweden in 1700-century. The Cafe also must belong to one of the better ones in Uppsala and that alone is worth a visit. Not only for the pastries, but also for the outside terrace in the Apple Orchard. The downside is that with 1.5 km from the nearest bus stop is a little difficult to get there without a car.
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  • Local enthusiasts have transformed the house with surroundings of Carl von Linné into a living replica of the years 1750 - 1770. At festive occasions even dressed like him with friends. Best season is spring / early summer when majority of flowers bloom.
  • Wonderful walk around the house.
  • Nice wide walking paths, passable with the stroller forward to a stump stood in the way in the midst of a gate. Nice café with a souvenir shop. Free clean toilets.
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  • It was a bit cold but the ' one can not blame Linnaeus on! Give the place 4 stars:)
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  • Very nice environment with many different plants. Well preserved buildings and a lovely Apple Orchard. Unfortunately the long queue for coffee with only one who served in the Café. Also, very expensive. Pricey admission (80 Euro) including display of Linné 's apartment building. Unengaged guide at showdown. In summary, it can be noted that it is only open on Sundays.
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