Medieval horror, undead and dark folklore walk Uppsala city - open tour

Join an open walk about medieval horror, undead and dark folk beliefs in Uppsala. Hear about folk beliefs such as mylings, the church mask and the curses of the rivers as well as the forest council, evil sudden death and when the plague came to Uppsala.
You will also discover the medieval undead, learn more about Uppsala's plague year 1709-11 and hear about executions and evil sudden death on Galgbacken in a walk around the cathedral and the small square, from the 14th century, in Uppsala. Leading the tour is an authorized Uppsala guide.
Collection at Riddartorget in Uppsala.

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1 hour


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  • What's included :
    • All Fees and Taxes
    What's excluded :
    • Gratitudes
    • Entry/Admission - Gustavianum - Uppsala University Museum
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Uppsala Domkyrka, Domkyrkoplan 2, Uppsala 753 10 Sweden

    Meet your guide and get a walk in the city of Uppsala, its dark past, medieval undead and dark folk beliefs.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Fyris, Sweden

    At Fyrisån and Lilla torget, created in the 14th century, it will be around the neck, the lake and other water creatures as well as executions and what parts of the gallows can be used for magic as beheadings often took place in the square.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Uppsala County, Uppsala County

    At St. Erik's square and the consistory house, you will hear about the plague's entry into Uppsala

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Gustavianum - Uppsala University Museum, Akademigatan 3, 753 10 Uppsala, Sweden

    Here it will be fairies, love magic and if the anatomical theater Olof Rudbeck built etc.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Riddartorget, Uppsala, Sweden
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • If you want a mask, you are welcome to bring such.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Sweden History Tours

Activity ID: V-16888P77

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