Unique historical environment
Today Linnaeus' Hammarby is one of Sweden's most accurately preserved eighteenth century farms, with household items, clothing and art from Linnaeus' own home. It is a unique historical environment, where, for example, you can see Linnaeus' study, which today looks as it would have done when he was alive, with walls papered with flower illustrations.
Carl von Linné (Linnaeus) bought the farm in 1758. He wanted to have a house in the country, as a refuge from Uppsala's noisy and unhealthy environment. Hammarby became the Linné family's "summer residence" but it was also insurance for an uncertain future. Here they were able to keep animals and grow vegetables, grains for bread, and tobacco.
Linnaeus' Hammarby is surrounded by a richly varied landscape. Signposted paths in the woods and meadows nearby are there for those who wish to follow in Linnaeus' footsteps.