Sweden: Uppsala

Uppsala is hope to the largest and most famous cathedral in Scandinavia – the 1164 Uppsala Cathedral, the oldest university in Scandinavia – the 1477 University of Uppsala, and an imposing massive castle – the 1549 Uppsala Castle. The gothic cathedral has spiky spires rising into the sky, visible from am over the city, 118.70 m (389.44 ft) high. 16th-century king Gustav Vasa lies interred in the cathedral, as does 18th-century botanist Carl Linnaeus, the father of the current day fauna and flora classification systems – it was him who invented the genera/species system. Just a block or so away stands Uppsala Castle aka Uppsala Slott, on a high ground towering above the city.