Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city with a population of 200 000 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:

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 20 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.

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Here are some impressions from Uppsala. Some of the captions are linked to Wikipedia articles or other sites with more information.

Uppsala Castle

Uppsala Castle
© by flickr user David Izzo

Uppsala evening shot

The Fyris river runs through the city
© by flickr user Georgios Karamanis

Uppsala Cathedral Uppsala Cathedral

Uppsala Cathedral, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe
© by flickr user J.A. Alcaide

Uppsala Konsert & kongress

Uppsala Konsert & Kongress, a modern concert hall and convention centre
© by flickr user Michael Cavén

Gamla Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala (“Old Uppsala”), Royal Burial Mounds from the 5th and 6th centuries
© by flickr user Jose Hernandez

Bicycles and river. Uppsala.

The Fyris river
© by flickr user J.A. Alcaide

University. Uppsala. University.

Uppsala University, the oldest university in Scandinavia, founded 1477.
© by flickr user J.A. Alcaide

University of Uppsala

Inside the University Main Building, our conference venue
© by flickr user Michael Cavén

Material on this page was copied, with permission, from the homepage of CP 2013.