Kulturnatten 2016

Last Saturday (10/09) Uppsala’s annual culture night – Kulturnatten – took place. The name culture night is a little misleading, because the event is happening throughout the whole day. Since the weather was preeeetty decent last weekend, there were lots and lots of people strolling through the city to enjoy a wide range of shows, happenings and tasty treats.

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Singing Waste Bins

At Stora Torget for example dance schools and sports clubs were demonstrating their skills. Close to the cathedral professional fence fights were performed and in the botanical garden you could marvel at traditional arching. Even if you are not burning for any of these activities, Kulturnatten is a really nice opportunity to just get out there and explore new things about Uppsala; or to just enjoy some seriously good candy in the sun.

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The Widest Variety of Delicious Chocolate Balls (Augusta Jansson’s)

As the name of the event suggests the really cool stuff is happening in the evening. There are concerts and shows all over the city, ranging from a choir in the amazingly illuminated cathedral, to rock concerts at the many open air stages, workshops (like one for playing the ukulele), the beautiful fire show in the botanical arden or the – at least for me – nerve-racking jousting with actual horses and people dressed up in medieval costumes.

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Very Impressive Fence Fight

If you want more than strolling around, I strongly recommend taking a look at the program before visiting Kulturnatten though, since the possibilities are merely inexhaustible. Kulturnatten offers something for everyone and you should make sure not to miss out on it next year! (You can find more information about Kulturnatten on their official website!)

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Arching in the Botanical Garden

 

Have a great start into this week!

Franzi

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