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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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  • It is beautiful and quite cozy place. It is that eara when the famous botanical Karl von Linné experiencing his plants. You find the house which is old and interesting. There is also a cafe. You have ...  more »
  • This place a must visit,when u come to Uppsala. I had come with Friends to this place in summer. We plucked out a lot of apples and had yummy fresh apple juice.If you are a city person like me then u ...  more »
  • The estate was built in the 18th century, but is maintained in good condition. Now you can visit with 11 to 17. But only Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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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.
  • Very nice environment with many different plants. Well preserved buildings and a lovely Apple Orchard. Unfortunately the long queue for coffee with only one served in the Café. In addition, very expensive. Expensive entrance fee (£ 9) including display of Linné 's apartment building. Rude guide at the display. In conclusion, noted that it is only open on Sundays.
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  • Beautiful area and outdoor park/museum for the mild nature enthusiasts. Indoor activities are only open during the summer.
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  • Good viewing and scenic surroundings.
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