The hotel is situated on the ridge between the Uppsala Castle and the Uppsala Cathedral and the view towards the church towers from some rooms is astonishing. The Cathedral with its´ kings tombs and relics is well worth a visit.
Next to the Cathedral is Gustavianum, the original University. Today, this is the University Museum with – among many other interesting items – “Det Augsburgska Skåpet” from the Swedish warfare in the 17th century.
Just around 150m from the hotel is the University Building where you find the amazing Assembly Hall. See also the sculptures in the stairwell. On your way from the University Building to the Castle on the hill, you will pass Åsgränd, the little alley were Pelle No Tail and the other cats in the books by Gösta Knutsson lived their lives.
South of the Castle you find the Botanical Garden, one of the Linnean gardens in the Uppsala area. Heading back to the hotel you will also pass the University library Carolina Rediviva where a large collection of scientific literature is kept. Most well known item is of course the Silver Bible.