Gamla Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala

former religious, economic and political center of Sweden with royal graves

Location: 

Gamla Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden

Duration: 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Journey: 

Personal highlights

  1. Gamla Uppsala: former religious, economic and political center
  2. History: home of the first Swedish Kings since the 3rd century
  3. Archaeology: excavations of royal burials and other findings
  4. The Church: seat of the Archbishop of Sweden until 1273
  5. Museum: small and not very informative but still worth a visit

Image sources

  1. Royal grave mounds
  2. Stone rune in Gamla Uppsala
  3. Flowers in the corn field
  4. Some Swedish flags
  5. Church of Gamla Uppsala

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