Free city tours

Location: Umeå
Arena/Place: Swedish
Category: Guided tours

Umeå was founded in 1622 by King Gustav II Adolf. It was a major tragedy that led to Umeå often being called the “City of Birches”.

A massive fire destroyed large parts of the city in 1888. After the fire, measures were taken to stop flames jumping from house to house in any future conflagration. Wide boulevards were constructed and 3,000 birches planted along their edges. Learn more about our “City of Birches”! Your official guide gives details of Umeå’s history and the changes in the city centre. All the guided walking tours start from Umeå Tourist Office at Rådhusesplanaden and take about 1 ½ hours.


English:
Wednesdays: 21 June-9 August at 4 PM
Saturdays: 1 July– 12 August at 4 PM

German:
Fridays: 30 June–18 August at 4 PM

You don't need to register in advance. Free.

Thanks to the following sponsors the guided tours are free: Näringslivsservie, Batlicgruppen, Handelsbanken, Umeå kommun - gator och parker, UPAB, MOFAB, Visit Umeå AB och Lerstenen.

Date/Time

Date Time Arena/Place
24 Aug
Thursday 24 aug 2017 16:00 - 17:30 Swedish
25 Aug
Friday 25 aug 2017 16:00 - 17:30 Swedish
28 Aug
Monday 28 aug 2017 16:00 - 17:30 Swedish
29 Aug
Tuesday 29 aug 2017 16:00 - 17:30 Swedish

Contact information

Phone number
+46 90-161616
Contact person email
info@visitumea.se

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Free of charge

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  • Tue 22 aug 2017 16:00 - 17:30 @ Swedish
  • Thu 24 aug 2017 16:00 - 17:30 @ Swedish
  • Mon 28 aug 2017 16:00 - 17:30 @ Swedish
  • Tue 29 aug 2017 16:00 - 17:30 @ Swedish
  • Thu 31 aug 2017 16:00 - 17:30 @ Swedish
  • Fri 25 aug 2017 16:00 - 17:30 @ Swedish
  • Fri 1 sep 2017 16:00 - 17:30 @ Swedish
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