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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gamla Uppsala is where the Kings from 1000AD Are buried, as well as a pagan ritual site for millennia. There is a museum that provides much of the rich historical perspective of the times going back to the time of Christ. Lots of interesting information,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BigBill65
Reviewed 5 October 2018

An amazing site, with fascinating archaeology, church (with built in runestones and free standing belltower), and above all, the museum – controversial when first proposed, apparently, but really well designed, and offering many insights into the site, alongside interesting artefacts. I was particularly impressed by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful bike or walk from Uppsala if you have the time and are fit. There is a ski/walk trail to follow, otherwise a bus that is close to the museum. I come here quite often as it's hard to believe you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Marie G
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This is a fair distance from the city centre but can be reached by public transport - we had a local with us which helped. Worth the effort of visiting but not amazing. The level of facilities onsite could be improved.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank julesk67
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Great place to visit - those mounds in the middle of the meadow are beautiful, and add to that the interesting historic background (there's a viking museum there as well) and you get a nice couple of hour! and of course, don't forget - THE...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shahar L
Reviewed 1 August 2018

It's a few paces away from the bus stop which is good for a start. The site was properly marked and there are posts with information, there's a tourist information assistance available if you need help as well, they usually stand outside with big flags...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank iamglobalboy
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The Vikings were using this region as a governmental and religious center as early as the 3rd century. Viking mounds where important leaders were buried can be seen beside the Christian church built on the site of the old Viking church. The church itself is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jay P
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We walked from town to Gamla Uppsala. The walk is OK, the early sections are not particularly scenic. Once in the countryside it's lovely. The burial mounds are intriguing and the church and surrounding buildings are very beautiful.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Riflerangeblues
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Gamla Uppsala is an interesting place to visit to learn something about Vikings. There are Kings graves, big hills, a very old church, restaurant and a museum. It would be possible to make it really great by increasing the information. The entrance fee of 80...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Isak001
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

The signs around the mounds aren’t all that informative considering how fascinating the and important the sight seemed to be for the history of early Germanic Scandinavia. Nevertheless the mounds are fun to see and I may be partly to blame for not going to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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The museum closes at 4 p.m.