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Go to Linnaeus’ Hammarby, Carl Linnaeus’ summer residence, by steam train and veteran bus

Address: Villavägen 8, 752 36 Uppsala Date: Saturday 18 jul 2020 - Wednesday 22 Jul 2020 Show map

Address: Villavägen 8, 752 36 Uppsala

Embark on a memorable journey aboard the steam train Lennakatten. Ride a veteran bus past Lagga and Linnaeus’ Sävja. Join a guided tour and have Swedish “fika” in the orchard at Linnaeus’ Hammarby, the 18th century summer residence.

Explore the agrarian landscape. Carl Linnaeus is the most renowned Swedish scientist. He classified and named plants and animals in the 18th century. Today, the main building at Linnaeus’ Hammarby gives a good idea of how the family lived. In Linnaeus’ study and bedroom, the walls are covered with unique plant illustrations from the 18th century. Many of the plants that Linnaeus grew still thrive in the garden and park. Forests, pastures and arable land in the surrounding land are tended using traditional methods. Follow one of the marked trails and enjoy the 18th-century landscape.

Book this activity and get a unique opportunity so travel to Linnaeus by steam train from Uppsala Östra station. In Bärby, you change to a veteran bus where a guide will give o a tour across the plains surrouding Uppsala. After visiting Linnaeus’ Hammarby, the bus takes you back to Uppsala via Linnaeus’ Sävja.


Saturday 18 July, Sunday 19 July and Wednesday 22 July
Departure times 10:10 and 12:35
Duration just over four hours
Estimated time of return 14:30 and 16.45

Route and schedule
10:10–11:00 Lennakatten (steam train) Uppsala Östra – Bärby, veteran bus Bärby – Linnaeus’ Hammarby
11:00–13:30 visit at Linnaeus’ Hammarby. Guided tour of the manor house in Swedish 11:30 and in English 12:30.
about 13.30 guided bus tour Linnaeus’ Hammarby – Uppsala Östra, via Sävja, arrival appx. 14:35

12:35–13:20 Lennakatten (steam train) Uppsala Östra – Bärby, veteran bus Bärby – Linnaeus’ Hammarby
13:30–15:45 visit at Linnaeus’ Hammarby. Guided tour of the manor house in English 14:00 and in Swedish 14:30.
about 15.45 guided bus tour Linnaeus’ Hammarby – Uppsala Östra, via Sävja, arrival appx. 16:45

Special program at Linnaeus’ Hammarby Sunday 19 July 10 am–3 pm Haymaking in the culture reserve. Learn how to use a scythe and a rake. 11 am–4 pm Activities in the garden: Let the children try on 18th century clothes. Make a hay doll. It is not safe for children to participate in the haymaking, but they can watch from a distance.

Activity facts
Strollers have to be folded and placed in the luggage compartment in the bus.

The last day to book is June 26. If fewer than five participants are booked, a re-booking may occur.

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