Uppsala Castle dominates the skyline of this Swedish town, with its peach colored walls hovering over lush gardens and is one of the most visited attractions. Having its roots in the 16th century, the building has played host to many influential events and people in Swedish history and still does to this day.
The history within its wallsConstruction began at Uppsala Castle in 1549 under the reign of King Gustav Vasa. Kings Eric XIV, John III and Charles IX later expanded the castle. During this period, Sweden was one of Europe’s greatest powers and the building was known as one of the world’s most impressive renaissance palaces. Major events that took place at the fortress included the massacre of the Sture family in 1567 and the abdication of Queen Kristina in 1654.
Unfortunately, in 1702, fire ravaged the Castle. Reconstruction took many years and some of the wall’s stone was taken to build Stockholm Palace. Today, the castle serves as the residence of the governor of Uppsala County but also hosts the city’s Art Museum. It is known as the childhood home of former UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold. Guided tours are available to show you around its impressive rooms and world-renowned art collection.
Visiting the groundsUppsala Slott takes groups around the grounds and inside the structure on guided tours. The company also offers to help with events to be held in its magnificent halls, providing menus, catering and decoration for big and small parties. If planning an event to be remembered, be sure to contact the staff at Uppsala Slott.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Uppsala offers first-rate accommodation just a five minute walk from the center of the city. You will find yourself within easy driving and walking distance to the castle, as well as close to the city’s excellent public transport links.