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Colors of Uppsala - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

The cultural life of the city is characterized by numerous interesting customs and traditions. It is believed that Uppsala hosts the most magnificent celebration of the famous local event, Walpurgis Night. Such a magnificent celebration of the mystical feast is due to local students; each year on April 30, they hold mass festivities and colorful Sista April festival.
Tourists resting in Uppsala have to visit local fish restaurants, as well as dining places that specialize in Scandinavian cuisine. The Hambergs Fisk restaurant is known far outside of the … Open
The holiday starts with a very unusual breakfast; according to tradition, all houses serve fresh strawberries and sparkling wine. After a light breakfast, locals go to local parks and gardens; April 30 envelops the city with mouthwatering barbecue flavor. One of the main pleasures for young city dwellers are so-called champagne races. The core of this entertainment is very simple - you need to arm yourself with bottles of champagne and go for a walk through the city streets, spraying it on others.
Another beautiful holiday tradition of lighting large fires dates back to the late Middle Ages. In ancient times locals believed that this ritual allows to drive witches and evil spirits away from the town. The significant part of celebrations is held in Uppsala Castle (Slottet). During the daytime, local musicians and artists play there. The beautiful holiday dedicated to long-awaited spring always attracts to the city a lot of tourists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
It’s worth to begin a tour around historical heritage of Uppsala with the legendary medieval Slottet Castle. It was built in the mid16th century; during its long history, fascinating … Open
Another well-known youth event, the Festival of reggae, is held in Uppsala too. It is the biggest event of its kind in Scandinavia. The very first music festival was held in summer of 2001. Initially, a few hundred people were taking part, but by 2005 the number of regular guests of the festival has increased to 10,000. The festival attracts not only fans of the musical tradition, but music fans from all around the world.
The festival takes place in summer, so a large part of the concerts and entertainment events are held in the open air, which makes the holiday even more charming. The lively and beautiful university city of Uppsala has a very good-natured and friendly atmosphere. Foreign tourists will feel themselves as welcome guests at the every festival. Local residents are very proud of their culture and are happy to show it to neighbors from other states.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Uppsala
♥   Uppsala domkyrka, Uppsala, 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Strängnäs domkyrka, Strängnäs, 63.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   S:t Erik Katolska Domkyrkan, Stockholm, 65.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Uppsala
♥   Castle 'Uppsala Castle' , 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Wik Castle' , 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Skokloster Castle' , 17.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Salsta Castle' , 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Salnecke Castle' , 22 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Venngarn Castle' , 23.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ekolsund Castle' , 28 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Uppsala and around

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Traditions and festivals in cities around Uppsala

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Uppsala. Learn the best periods to visit Uppsala to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Uppsala.
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