49. From Stockholm to Upsala.
Upsala is best visited from Stockholm. Pleasant to go by steamer
and return by rail. Travellers on their way to Ostersund and Trondhjem
(B. 55) may visit Upsala in passing. The excursions from Upsala to Gefle,
Falun, etc., hardly repay the tourist.
66 Kil. Bailwat in IV2-2V2 hrs. (express fares 5 kr. 65 6., 4 kr.;
ordinary, 4 kr. 65, 3 kr. 50, 2 kr. 35 0 ; return-tickets, available for two
days, 6 kr. 95, 5 kr. 20, 3 kr. 50 6.).
The train starts from the Central Station (p. 274), skirts the
Rorstrandsvik, and passes Rorstrand on the right, and Karlsberg,
2 Kil. to the left. The line to Wartahamnen (p. 301) diverges to
the right, and the line to Westeras to the left (R. 51). To the
right is the church of Solna. — 7 Kil. Jerfva, 20 min. from the
chateau of Ulriksdal (p. 302). Farther on we observe Edsberg on
the right, at the N. end of the Edsvik, and Sollentunaholm on
the Norrvik (with the church of Sollentuna to the left). 19 Kil.
Rotebro; 24 Kil. Wasby.
32 Kil. Rosersberg, the station for the *Chateau of Rosersberg
(Rosersbergs Slott), with its beautiful park, l1/^ M. to theW., on a
bay of Lake Malaren, and not visible from the train. The chateau
contains a number of pictures and sculptures and a library of 7000
vols., a catalogue of which was written by Charles XIII. himself.
Pleasant excursion from Stockholm to Rosersberg by the Sigtuna
steamer (see below; the Upsala steamer does not touch here).
37 Kil. Marsta, whence a road leads E. to Sigtuna (8 Kil. ; it
turns to the left after 3 Kil. and afterwards crosses the Garnsvik;
Sigtuna, see p. 307). 49 Kil. Knifsta; 59 Kil. Bergsbrunna. We
now obtain a fine view of the plain of Upsala (Upsala-Slatten),
the cradle of Swedish culture, with the churches of Danmark and
From Danmark, I1/2 M. to the E. of Bergsbrunna, we may walk in
V2 hr. to Hammarby, with the country-house of Linnaeus, in which he
died in 1778, containing a small memorial museum. — Near Hammarby
are the celebrated Mora Stones ('Morastenar'). The ten stones now remain¬
ing are enclosed in a stone building erected in 1770. It was here that
the newly elected kings swore to observe the laws of the country, and
they then received an oath of allegiance from the Hagmdn', or judges, in
the name of the people, who prayed that God might grant the king a long
life, with the reservation, 'if he be a good king'. After each ceremony of
the kind the name of the king was inscribed on one of the stones.
The train crosses the Safjaa, an affluent of the Fyrisa, and soon
enters the large station of (66 Kil.) Upsala (p. 308).
90 Kil. Steamboat (Kom. 131, 132) on the Malar 9 times weekly in
6 hrs., starting from Eiddarholmen (PI. D, 5; fare 2 or 1 kr. 25 0.). An¬
other boat, leaving the Malarehamn (PI. D, 5), plies to Sigtuna (3 hrs.;
IV2 or 1 kr.) and Orsundsbro.
Though much longer, the voyage to Upsala by steamer is more
interesting than the railway journey. The first part of it has al¬
ready been described (p. 302). We steer to the right into an arm
of the Malar which separates the Kersb from the mainland. By
the Nockeby Bridge we see the palace of Drottningholm on the left