Clarion Hotel Gillet
Uppsala, 753 20
Phone: (46) 18 68 18 00
Fax: (46) 18 68 18 18
This handily situated information office is open during regular business hours. It's knowledgeable staff is happy to provide maps or directions and to help arrange tours and make reservations for restaurants and museums tours.
This is the nexus of the Swedish Rail system with Uppsala's local transport hub. The station features the usual amenities of such a place: a newsstand, snack bars, and a bookstore as well as an information desk. The various bus lines and tour bus companies in the area stop here as well.
Sporting a unique facade, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress is spread over an area of 14,600 sq meters. Consisting of eight floors, this building was constructed by Danish architect Henning Larsen Tegnestue in 2007 and serves as an important landmark of the city. Spacious and modern, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress offers the city a one-of-a-kind concert hall and a conference center, where one can hold informal and formal meetings respectively. Holding numerous live events in the concert hall, this place attracts several artists and bands every year to showcase their performances. The conference center, on the other hand which includes Sal B and Sal C, provides state-of-the-art facilities for the entrepreneurs, businessmen and corporate companies. Catering facilities are available on site. Check website for more details.
The Vaksala Torg (Vaksala Square) located at the center of the city, is famous for the Uppsala Concert & Congress center. Apart from the Congress center, the Vaksala Torg is surrounded by many old buildings like the Quarter Nordj on the north-west corner and Gerd Block. Markets and trade fairs are held here regularly. The square is vibrant and a center point of hustle and bustle in the city.
Once a prominent center for paganism, Uppsala is today one of the biggest cities in Scandinavia. For the tourists visiting this gorgeous city, there is much in store; and the most apparent being the natural beauty that is still diligently maintained. There is the river Fyris, called Fyrisån in Swedish, that courses through the heart of the city, splitting it into two parts. Besides the beauty created by nature, there are those marvels of architecture that humans have built that are equally mesmerizing. Two of the most striking architectural structures are the Uppsala University, founded in 1477 and the oldest university in the region, and the Uppsala Cathedral, which is the region's largest church. The city also has a thriving and bustling cultural life, with events like the Reggae Festival and Uppsala Christmas Market truly showing the spirit of the citizens. Do visit Uppsala and take back some truly cherished memories.
The Uppsala Mosque is quite a popular islamic place of worship in the city of Uppsala. This mosque was built in 1995 with a simple and classic architectural design. Though the structure is small compared to other mosques in he city, this place is quite frequented by the locals. For a period of time right after its construction, the Uppsala Mosque was known in Sweden for being located in the Northernmost part of the country. This blue domed building is popular and well known religious landmark of the city.
This small taxi company runs a fleet of some twenty vehicles in and around the city. The drivers are very knowledgeable about the area and most speak English fairly well. They are based near the Eklundshof villa, so if you are staying there or nearby, they're an ideal option to get you around.
This ice skating arena, formerly the home of Uppsala's regional hockey team, is now open to the public since the action has been moved to the spanking new ice at the Uppsala Arena. The old facility hosts regular skating nights, ice shows and other events on a regular basis.
The village of Sigtuna was founded as a royal charter city nearly a thousand years ago, and served for many years as a center of trade and industry on the shores of Lake Mälaren. It is now sort of a living museum, with a central square and many original buildings preserved as they were in centuries past. The many little museums and visitor's centers offer much to those who come to the town, as do the shops and restaurants that serve tourists.
Karolinska Hospital (KH) is one of Sweden's biggest university hospitals. Patients from Greater Stockholm, neighboring counties and to some extent from all over Sweden come here for basic and specialist medical care. KH specializes in the following departments: childcare, surgery, rehabilitation, women's health, neurological diseases, cancer care, cardiovascular and lung diseases, and diseases of the ear, nose and throat.
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