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Skansen Open-Air Museum

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Address: Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
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+46 8 442 80 00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Skansen is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here you can...

Skansen is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here you can stroll through five centuries of Swedish history, from north to south, with a real sense of the past all around the historical buildings and dwellings, peopled by characters in period dress. Living history over 150 dwellings and other buildings from all over Sweden have been dismantled and reassembled in an area of 300 000 m2 at Skansen. You can travel back in time and meet people from the past. On summer evenings you can also come along and watch traditional Swedish folk dancing! Skansen Zoo at Skansen you will find both domestic and wild Nordic animals such as bears, wolves and lynx. Don't miss our guided tours in English during the summer and in December. Our newly-opened Children's Zoo gives youngsters the opportunity to meet a variety of interesting animals.Added attractions Skansen hold a traditional celebrations to mark occasions such as Walpurg is Night, Midsummer and Christmas. Enjoy a delicious meal in one of the restaurants with breathtaking views over Stockholm. And don't miss our Museum shop, selling traditional handicrafts and Swedish design products.

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Skansen

A must of every visitor of Stockholm. Old Swedish houses are showed, together with typical scandinavian animals. The park is huge, and it may take a whole day to be visited... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited here just after Halloween which was maybe a bad time to go. It was eerily quiet. A very strange place which give me bad vibes. As it's an open air museum there are staff members who walk round in costume, one of which was in black driving a horse and cart with a coffin in the back. Had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must of every visitor of Stockholm. Old Swedish houses are showed, together with typical scandinavian animals. The park is huge, and it may take a whole day to be visited properly.

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Piraeus, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Going around Skansen gives you a perfect idea of the Swedish countryside and farm life. And all these in a wonderful natural environment.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been to this place a few times but it's not worth a visit. More of a hype than anything else. If you have the time an enjoy an evening stroll then it's OK.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the visit here, but it's pretty bleak in the Winter. Lots of the animals are, understandably, moved away in the cold weather, and most of the cafe and restaurants were closed. The animals remaining were great though, in particular the bears! Great to get a free map of the site when entering, as there's so much to see,... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An outdoor park with Swedish traditional architecture, Swedish wildlife and multiple attractions all around the year. Also one of the most beautiful views over central Stockholm.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to visit Skansen yesterday and omg it is beautiful!!!!! During the winter most everything is closed, HOWEVER, I basically had the entire place to myself! It is an amazing place if you enjoy taking photos, it truly looks like you stepped outside of Stockholm and into another century's country side. I spent about two hours roaming around taking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see activity . Leave enough time, as it is a longer type museum. We visited after The Vasa museum as they are across the road from each other . We spent a better part of the day here! The buildings are fascinating and learning about the history of the old towns and how the people used... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There's something for everyone at Skansen! In the summertime you can sing along with the famous tv-show "allsång på Skansen". Take a stroll through the park and look at the animals, both wild and domesticated. There are squirrels running free, who can jump up in your knee for some sweets! You can also look at exotic animals indoors. (Extra fee)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another unique, beautiful but maybe a bit tiring (totally worth it) experience you can get while visiting Stockholm (especially if you are visiting in the summer period). Simply love it. I definitely recommend it!

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Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
The island of Djurgården and its northern mainland extension, Djurgårdsbrunn, impress with a mix of nature and an abundance of museums, while being located in walking distance to Stockholm’s city center. Djurgården not only invites visitors to take endless walks through a beautiful park landscape without having to leave the city, but also offers an incredible range of entertainment facilities, such as an open air museum which specializes in the Swedish way of life pre-industrialization, the renowned Vasa Museum with its legendary sailing ship, and Sweden’s most famous amusement park Gröna Lund, which is more than a 100 years old.
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