Junibacken, Stockholm

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Enter a storyland of children's literature at Junibacken, a museum devoted to famous works for kids, especially those of Astrid Lindgren, who wrote "Pippi Longstocking." This children's museum was opened in 1996 and is one of the city's most-visited sites. In addition to its permanent exhibits dedicated to authors and illustrators, it houses a theater, restaurant, and temporary displays. Seek out the interactive exhibits, like the storybook square, where each house represents a different Swedish children's writer, or the train ride ending at the home of Lindgren's most famous character--Pippi Longstocking. Plan to visit Junibacken and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Stockholm attractions using our Stockholm trip app .
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  • Visit the Junibacken was probably the most beautiful experience of my trip to Stockholm. I've always been a huge admirer of Astrid Lindgren, Tove Jansson and more generally of Nordic Literature for children. I found here a paradise. Like all Nordic books for children, there's something for both adults and children: both have equal importance and can meet quietly halfway. I would recommend it so really at all. There are various rooms: a completely dedicated to games of young children, another that recreates the Nordic writers ' works in a small playground, a bookstore/souvenir shop, a theater, a replica of Villa Villekulla and (last but not least) the famous train that passes through all the worlds created by Astrid Lindgren. The author herself has contributed greatly to the construction of this route. If you choose to listen to the narration of the train in Swedish, you will hear a recording of his voice. And the path itself is wonderful: colorful, fun, mysterious, moving. Towards the end I was crying and laughing together: my heart was full of conflicting emotions and sweet memories from my childhood. Simply amazing, I'll never forget those times and I will never forget the Junibacken.
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  • Beautiful children's room, with the jewelry store, the bakery, the farm, all in miniature (references to Scandinavian fairy tales who honestly didn't know about). La casetta di Pippi fantastic sea views from a stained glass window ... magical! Fully stocked the gift shop and also cute on the outside. The only drawback, in my opinion, the train when used with young children. Tetra good halfway point, my two and a half years he was terrified. If I had known this peculiarity of the journey I could not have brought!
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  • Take a ride on the tram among fantasy stories! For each turn of thinking that already are unlikely to surprise again and again seems as though you see everything with my mouth open. Bravo!
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  • I went with my six year old son (who speaks only English). It was a sunny day in late May and it was fairly busy but this didn't bother him and he loved it, I reckon he is approaching the top end of the age range however. The story train was excellent, despite us not knowing the author or the back stories beforehand but it seems timing the ride is important. First time we went there was a 30 minute queue, so we went to get an ice cream and noticed a show starting. As the show progressed we went back and the train queue has almost vanished.
  • Great for kids, still good enough for a quick visit for adults. If you have a Stockholm Pass it is free and you may give it a quick look at least as the stories of Lindgren's books are retold really lovely and heart-warming!
  • Great place for young kids. Cool story train that has audio options for many languages inc Estonian.
  • Loved this place! Reminds me of my childhood and was so glad to hear Astrid Lindgren's voice! Was so great!
  • Good place to take the kids. Does get ridiculously busy, so good to get there at opening. My 3 year old thought the story train was a little scary (lots of dark areas), but seemed to handle it ok.

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