February 2017

Welcoming the spring with wacky rafts and student choirs

2017-06-14T01:40:51-07:00 By |Categories: Discover Uppsala, Summer, Travel Guide, Uppsala University|Tags: , , |

The city might be old, dating back to the 3rd century by some accounts, but it most certainly isn’t old-fashioned. While on vacation in Sweden, make sure you enjoy a daytrip to this fascinating, lively city. Uppsala University was founded in 1477 and is the Nordic countries’ oldest center of higher education. It’s Sweden’s answer to Oxford, Cambridge or the Sorbonne and has the same vivacious atmosphere. There are students everywhere and a buzz in the air, typical of a bustling, vibrant, highly inventive university city If you ever get the chance, you should come to Uppsala on the last day of April. It is the celebration of Valborg (Walpurgis), the welcoming [...]