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SE10935

Uppsala, Sweden

The bedroom.

The bedroom.

Bathroom, separate from the WC.

Bathroom, separate from the WC.

View from bedroom window and kitchen.

View from bedroom window and kitchen.

The kitchen.

The kitchen.

View from bedroom window and kitchen.

View from bedroom window and kitchen.

The bedroom. Bathroom, separate from the WC. View from bedroom window and kitchen. The kitchen. View from bedroom window and kitchen.
Bronze

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2010


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Cozy flat in Uppsala, Sweden

Our apartment is 76 m2 and has got three light rooms: bedroom (grand lit bed), living room and dining room, all with charming original wooden floors and high ceilings. The apartment is perfect for a couple but could accomodate up to 3 persons when guest beds are used. The building is from 1907 and has got preserved details typical of the time of construction. There are three modern well equipped laundry-rooms belonging to the property, free of use.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 1 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Doctoral student/university teacher and jobcentre official
  • Doctoral student/university teacher and jobcentre official

Our Home

  • House Type: Flat
  • Floor: 3
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

In my house

  • Pets - Allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Park / playground

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Australia
  • USA

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Uppsala is the fourth largest town in Sweden, located about 70 km north of Stockholm. The town is cozy and picturesque, we think the size is perfect and still it is very close to Stockholm (40 minutes by train, bus or car) with all what the capital has to offer. Uppsala is a center for academic education, the university here was founded in 1477, the oldest in the Nordic countries with about 45 000 students. Uppsala is a town rich in historical cultural settings.

Our apartment is situated in the central historical part of Uppsala, within 200 meters are the university main building, the cathedral and the museum Gustavianum: Uppsala university's oldest preserved building with the anatomical theatre on the roof. Within 400 meters you find the castle, the botanical garden and the university library Carolina Rediviva.  This webcam shows the university main building, our apartment is just behind this and if you want to see the view from the castle there is another webcam. Shopping and communications are easy available. The city centre with shopping streets and restaurants are within 500 meters and the main train station can be reached within 10-15 minutes of walking. Trains are, for example, leaving to Stockholm at least twice an hour. In Uppsala you also find activities live golf courses and Fyrishov, a recreation arena with for example a large indoor pool and recreation area.
The area surrounding Uppsala is full of interesting spots to visit, and they are easily accessible with our car, a Skoda Fabia Combi 1.4 from 2006 (manual gear).
Tips for day trips from Uppsala:

Stockholm. The captial of Sweden, so close to Uppsala that more than 30.000 people choose to live here while they work in Stockholm. The city has a tremendous amount of museums, restaurants, night clubs and other attractions to offer. We really recommend a "more than one day visit" to this fantastic city, often referred to as "The Venice of the north" due to the fantastic location by the sea. Read more about Stockholm here.
Archipelago. Take a drive to the coast of Uppland and discover the picturesque former fishing village Öregrund and the nearby island Gräsö. The archipelago of Stockholm should also not be missed, choose a guided boat tour  for a few hours, or why not spend a night or two on one of the 35.000(!) islands?
Sigtuna. Sigtuna is Sweden's first town and only 30 minutes with car from Uppsala. It was founded in 970 and became a foundation for the nascent monarchy. Today Sigtuna literally rests on a thousand years of history. Beautifully located at the shores of Lake Mälaren, the small town is special with its two and three storey wooden buildings in pastel colors that date back to the 18th century. Don't miss the opportunity to try the classical Swedish dish "räksmörgås" (shrimp sandwich) at the cozy café Tant Brun along the main street.
Cruises. A day trip to the fantastic Åland Islands is easy, there are direct connection coaches from Uppsala to the harbors. You can leave in the morning and come back in the evening, or why not go with the numerous ferries from Stockholm to Helsinki in Finland, or Tallin in Estonia? Stay two nights on the boat and a day in the city, prices are often very attractive for these cruises.

Occupation

  • Doctoral student/university teacher and jobcentre official
  • Doctoral student/university teacher and jobcentre official

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.