Less than an hour from Stockholm and only 20 minutes from Arlanda airport, you will find Sweden’s fourth-largest city, Uppsala. It is a destination renowned for its charming atmosphere, green parks and top-ranking university, where in the 18th century Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus famously formalised binomial nomenclature, the modern system of naming organisms. His legacy lives on worldwide, but nowhere preserves it as well as Uppsala.
“Visiting is like travelling through time,”says public relations officer Lotta Saetre, speaking about the Linnaeus Garden, which has been kept at the heart of the city. She is right: as you step through the gates you leave the hustle and bustle of Uppsala city behind, finding a beautiful baroque oasis.