Welcome to Uppsala Castle
Gustav Vasa initiated the construction of Uppsala castle in 1549, during a transitional period in Swedish history. Many decisive historical events have taken place here in the castle, such as the brutal massacre of the Sture family and Queen Christina’s abdication. In addition to the impressive throne room with adjacent rooms and stairwell, guided tours also include parts of the magnificent castle church that Johan III had built in the late 1500s. Parts of the richly ornamented, stucco altar wall is still well preserved. It offers us an exciting insight to the theology, concepts and aesthetics of the Vasa renaissance.
The old rooms of the castle church now house art from the Uppsala University art collection that spans a period from the 13th to the 19th centuries. In addition to numerous portraits of the Swedish aristocracy, the collection also includes, among other things, Dutch painting of International class. Historically famous artists such as Ehrenstrahl, Pasch, Cranach, Aertsen and Bruegel are also represented here.
June 26 – August 26, 2012
During the summer months, guided tours will be conducted throughout the castle Tuesday-Sunday in both Swedish and English.
Tuesday – Sunday
1:00 p.m. English
2:00 p.m. Swedish
3:00 p.m. English
Audio guides are available in English, German and French.
Tickets including entrance fee to Uppsala Art Museum:
Adults 80 SEK
Children and youths 15 SEK
Groups are welcome to book private guided tours.
For information and booking:
Phone: +46 (0)18-727 24 85, 727 24 82