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“Burial mounds from liking times.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gamla Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala
Uppsala, Sweden
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Uppsala
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Victoria, Canada
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“Burial mounds from liking times.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Very interesting place with good walking trails. the place is of historical and spiritual significance both in viking and Christian times. there are a few signs in English that explain a number of things. there is also an old farm that shows the traditional methods.

Visited September 2013
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Groton, Connecticut, United States
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“Wonderful Swedish/Viking History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This site includes three large burial mounds from the Viking period; a 13th century church; a great museum; and a lovely coffeehouse-restaurant. It's just around the corner from a nicely assembled open air museum with farm buildings from previous centuries. Between Gamla Uppsala and Uppsala itself, there is an extensive series of biking and walking trails in open countryside. What a lovely place!

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Ideal trip out from Stockholm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed in Stockholm & had a day trip to Uppsala. From the train station area you can get a bus to Gamla Uppsala - buy tickets for 30Kr on the bus with a card, or get them 25Kr in a Pressbyran (remember to get ones for coming back, there's no newsagent in Gamla Uppsala). It's a short ride and Gamla Uppsala is worth it.

The mounds are impressive and worth climbing - not too high and though they're a bit steep in parts, I'm a scaredycat and managed it fine :) Great views from the top, nice to sit and contemplate nature.

The museum was also well worth a visit, good for all ages and English/Swedish speakers, with a well-presented history of the area. There's even a dress-up part where the armour fits adults, too :D

The restaurant Odinsborg was my favourite part, though, fabulous setting, service, and vegan burgers and desserts on the menu! Fantastic food, the best chips of my holiday!

Visited August 2013
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“Viking tombs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Interesting history but not so much to see except for the hills under which kings are buried. The is a museum there which is interesting and give more facts the just looking at the hills. It is like 5 km outside of the city centre.

Visited August 2012
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maryland, usa
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“Vikings Galore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Gamla Uppsala is north of Uppsala and it means old Uppsala. The museum has lots for kids, and detail for the older set---covers both well. My 1st visit was by bike because the bikeways in Uppsala are spectacular--everyone is on a bike so get yourself a bike map at the Tourist Information place and head on out to the countryside. Lost twice, but it was good fun and saw farms, interesting birds and farm animals.

Nice little cafe too where you can have viking cuisine and food of the times...outdoor and indoor seating. Lots of burial mounds with artifacts in the museum recovered from these mounds. Also there is an oldish church on the place were the pagan church once was. Parking is available for car arrival and the way off the highway is clearly marked.

Visited June 2013
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