Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala

Storgatan 30 753 31 Uppsala Sweden + 46 (18) 68 11 00

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Uppsala Castle

One of the city's most significant landmarks that dominates the cityscape. Uppsala Castle hover over lush gardens and boasts its beautiful color in terracotta, making the building the city's top attractions. With the roots of the 16th century, the castle has hosted many influential events and people in Swedish history. Even today, important events are organized for many big names.

The story behind the walls
The construction of Uppsala Castle began in 1549 under King Gustav Vasa. The king Erik XIV, John III and Karl IX later extended the castle. During this period Sweden was one of Europe's great powers and the building was known as one of the world's most impressed Renaissance palaces. Major events that took place at the fortress include the massacre of the Sture family in 1567 and the resignation of Queen Kristina until 1654.

The fires of Uppsala unfortunately made the castle in 1702. The reconstruction took many years and a part of the castle stone's stones were taken from the castle and used instead of building Stockholm's castle. Today, the castle serves as residence for the governor of Uppsala County, but also hosts the city's art museum. The castle is also known as a childhood home to Dag Hammarskjöld, former UN Secretary-General. Guided tours of the castle are available for displaying its impressed rooms and world-famous art collection.

Visit the area
Uppsala Castle offers guided tours among beautiful surroundings around the castle area and the inside of the building. Inspiring environments create interest in events. Possibility is to arrange both large and smaller events in the palace's magnificent halls. If desired, there are choices where the organizer can choose from menus, catering and interior design. If you are planning an event out of the ordinary, contact the staff at Uppsala Castle for the best guidance and assistance.