Uppsala Castle

Uppsala slott. Foto: Paulina Bengtsson
Uppsala slott sett från Svandammen. Foto: Niklas Lundengård
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The Uppsala castle was built in the 1540s, and many crucial events in Swedish history have been played out here, such as the Sture Murders in 1567, and the decision by Gustav II Adolf that Sweden should participate in what would later develop into the Thirty Years' War.

Nowadays, Fredens Hus (House of Peace) is here, which includes an exhibition about the former UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld and his achievements. The castle also houses Uppsala konstmuseum (Uppsala Art Museum), with its contemporary art exhibitions and the university’s art collection. 

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Contact information

Uppsala Konstmuseum
Adress: Drottning Christinas väg, 752 37 Uppsala
Tel: +46 18 727 24 80

16 September 2015