A greeting from the cemetery manager

Welcome to our website which introduces you to celebrities buried at the old cemetery in Uppsala!

The cemetery environment is special. It is a resting place for the deceased and an asset for visitors. It is also a place for memories with high historical and cultural value. It is a beautiful and dignified place for those seeking tranquillity and reflection.

What you see on the website is the result of an idea by former cemetery manager Eva-Karin Claesson and Henrik Zetterberg. Before the site was launched, Jarl Tjernquist carried out an extensive inventory work in 2016-2017, which also involved writing biographies. Henrik Zetterberg then worked on a website and film that led to the site you see today. The digital cemetery walks are the result of a collaboration with Uppsala City Theater.

The term "celebrities" may be reminiscent of artists, authors, musicians and actors. In this case, we have broadened the definition to include people who had an impact in the society they lived and worked in.

The selection of celebrities has been made in collaboration with the Upplandsmuseet (Uppsala county museum) and the website is under continuous development and more people will be added.

The Church of Sweden has gained the trust of society to manage the cemeteries. Uppsala Cemeteries manage the city cemeteries and funeral activities for uppsala city, regardless of membership or outlook on life. We shall do this in a sustainable way for the environment and biodiversity, while also nurturing cultural heritage.

We hope that the website offers you the opportunity to further spend time in the Old Cemetery - one of six city cemeteries in Uppsala that we actively protect. We hope it gives you the opportunity to remember the deceased and at the same time read more about the culturally and historically interesting people buried in the Old Cemetery in Uppsala.

Many thanks to all the family members, relatives and friends, as well as museums and universities, who contributed photographs and material for the website.


Peter Berglund, cemetery manager.


Look for the pink marking on the grave's care stick

Many of the burial sites at the Old Cemetery have an associated care stick.

If the aluminum sticker has a pink marking, it means that one or more buried persons at that grave site are included on this page. If the marker has two pink markings, it is also included in a audio and video guided walk.

Here you can read more about what the stick's numbers and color markings mean.