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Skansen, Stockholm

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#2 of 481 in Museums in Sweden
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 journey planner .
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  • Bring the kids, stop to see the animals, great little shops. Food is a bit boring, but not bad by any means. Spend a quarter-day or a half-day here!  more »
  • For children looks cool, animal Zoo and everything, but for adults is incredibly dull, a waste of time and money.
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  • An interesting Ethnographic Park, where you can spend the whole day. A terrific Zoo! With deer, moose, bears, bizonami! Area with farm animals-pigs, sheep, geese, goats, horses will be very interesting for small children!
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  • Please visit if you get the chance. Its such an authentic environment. You can actually see Sweden as it might have been in the past. Nordic animals quietly grazing by, some peacocks just walking along without a care. Some people dressed in old fashioned clothes walked by as though they just belonged to those times. Quite a wonderful feeling. And to top it all, there was the Christmas market!! It was wonderful, there was a band playing Christmas songs and people danced. It was so much fun. way beyond my expectations.
  • Great museum! So cute, loads of little historic buildings to go in with actors to talk you through the Swedish history. We went in the winter so less open but was still worth doing. Animals seemed so happy and we couldn't get enough! Look out for the Bison bullying the little boars.
  • Excellent and diversified place Excellent outside museum. With a lot of old Swedish house and people to show you how it was before. The zoo is very good too, and we can see very well all the beasts. With the Christmas market very authentic, it was perfect.
  • It's a fun outdoor experience. Not like a typical "museum" and instead features lots of interactive elements. The animals are also interesting to see. Great for children, but can also be fun for adults. I was by myself, but I enjoyed seeing everything and walking through the giant complex.
  • A perfect place to get a feeling of Sweden in a limited time span. Various workshops to observe, participate in and which products to buy. Special programme designed for Christmas. And there's a great zoo inside, too.

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Glitzy Stockholm provides an abundance of high-end four-star hotels and international chains that come with a reputation of being pricey and feature a distinguished Scandinavian design. You can save yourself a little money by searching out the discounts these hotels often offer. If you're looking for something more affordable, consider the medium-priced hotels north of the Old Town. The least-expensive options lie near Central Station. Since offerings tend to be more affordable the farther you go from the city center, you'll serve yourself well to find a spot near public transport. Hostels in the city tend to fill up fast, so book online in advance. Many of hotels offer the
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