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Skansen, Stockholm

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Experience centuries of Swedish history through architecture, reconstructed farms, and live reenactments at Skansen, one of the world's first open-air museums. The property, established in 1891, boasts 150 houses and other buildings that have been moved from different parts of the country to this site as examples of regional style. Here Scandinavian traditions are upheld through craft making and Swedish celebrations. Take in views of Stockholm from this vantage point--kids will especially like the Stockholm zoo and children's zoo. After exploring the museum and watching living history actors in period dress, stop into the museum shop to purchase national specialties and handicrafts. To visit Skansen on your holiday in Stockholm, and find out what else Stockholm has to offer, use our Stockholm.
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  • We loved visiting Skansen with our 9 year old daughter, who especially liked the Nordic animals section and the petting zoo/small animal area that had guinea pigs and rabbits. We enjoyed seeing... 
    We loved visiting Skansen with our 9 year old daughter, who especially liked the Nordic animals section and the petting zoo/small animal area that had guinea pigs and rabbits. We enjoyed seeing...  more »
  • There were tour guides in some of the buildings and we enjoyed talking with them. Some places were not open. It was extremely hot on the day we went. This place is similar to many other... 
    There were tour guides in some of the buildings and we enjoyed talking with them. Some places were not open. It was extremely hot on the day we went. This place is similar to many other...  more »
  • We visited Skansen on a quiet Monday morning at the end of August. It was included on our GoCity Stockholm Card which I would highly recommend if you’re looking to do several attractions in Stockholm....  more
    We visited Skansen on a quiet Monday morning at the end of August. It was included on our GoCity Stockholm Card which I would highly recommend if you’re looking to do several attractions in Stockholm....  more »
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  • Great place to visit and have a wonderful walk. Great piece of history. Very friendly stuff willing to answer your questions and tell interesting stories. Wonderful place for younger and older kids as well as adults. Many animals to watch. Some places to eat and rest. I wish there was not enough parking space..
  • Wonderful place for all day trip with kids. Our boys 7 and 11 had great fun watching animals touching snakes, spiders, lambs but also playing on numerous playgrounds and exploring tunnels under rabbits place.When tired you can stop for some foods and drinks inside Skansen area. Unfortunately you need to buy a separate ticket for Skansen Aquarium if you want to see it.
  • Maybe one of the coolest places I have visited. For me where I am from (North Carolina) The only way I can explain this to people is a mixture of the Zoo and Old Salem. It is such a fun place to experience. I really enjoyed being here when I visited my friend in 1999. Highly Recommend Can't wait to get back and visit with my Son
  • This is a wonderful outdoor museum! We really enjoyed the docents in period costumes who all gave wonderful history and background on the buildings, fixtures, and customs. The bakery was SUPERB! We are very appreciative that so many people in Scandinavia speak English. Thank you all!
  • This place may not be for everyone but I loved it. The history is wonderful and its one of the first open air museums in the world. Houses date back as far as 1300's. Unfortunately not all houses are open depending on the day and season but it is always fun to interact with the "actors" who are very kind and knowledgeable. Its worth checking out if in Stockholm but may not be for all.

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