Strings 2011

Uppsala - the university city

Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city with a population of 190 000 inhabitants. Unique cultural treasures and an exciting history are to be found in the city of knowledge and inspiration. Uppsala has retained its small-town charm while offering a big city’s selection of shops, restaurants and other entertainment.

Uppsala has many historical attractions. Among the most famous are:
• Uppsala cathedral, the largest cathedral in Scandinavia.
• One of Sweden’s eldest botanical gardens
• A unique anatomical theatre built in the 1600’s
• The Linnaeus Garden
Uppsala Castle from the mid-1500's


However, Uppsala is not only known for its traditions. Today Uppsala is a dynamic industrial and commercial city where knowledge, ideas and entrepreneurship are at the centre. The city’s geographical location with only 30 minutes to Stockholm-Arlanda international airport and 40 minutes to Stockholm has made Uppsala an attractive place for meetings.

For information on how to reach Uppsala, please consult the Travel page on this website

Other useful links
Visit Sweden! Swedish Tourist Board
Destination Sweden. Lonelyplanet.com
Uppland, the province
The Municipality of Uppsala
Uppsala University
SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Stockholm-Uppsala Life Science Region