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Address: Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 (0)8 4428000
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Skansen is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here you...
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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A Unique Look Into Sweden's History

There is a lot of coolness that can be associated with Skansen. Plan at least half a day for this outing. It is basically a walking tour of Sweden's history. You are out in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

There is a lot of coolness that can be associated with Skansen. Plan at least half a day for this outing. It is basically a walking tour of Sweden's history. You are out in the open and will do a lot of walking. I would hesitate before bringing in a push wheelchair. If you have kids, a rugged stroller is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It was the highlight for my girls, and I really enjoyed it too. The animals and buildings were great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Learn about the culture and history of Sweden past while strolling in the sunshine and fresh air with a great view above the City. Kid friendly atmosphere. Shopping available too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very interesting series of exhibits which you view as you wander up & down the hills of this open-air museum. If the weather is nice, you can easily spend most of a day here, strolling & viewing, with places to have snacks/small meals.

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting museum. There were lots of people in traditional costumes on hand to enhance the experience by describing life in the past. I also enjoyed visiting the 'tent' with the authentic native people in it. Although I didn't go to the zoo area, I spent 3 very busy hours there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours in Skansen and while it is interesting, not something I would do again. We really only did it because we had time and it was available on the Stockholm card. Perhaps it was just a bad day to visit as there were very little activities going on and most of the food stalls were closed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We visited the open air museum in skansen and was not disappointed. Our visit in December on new years eve was made even more perfect by the snow which made lovely photos of the Stockholm landscape. Lots of interesting buildings in skansen that you can walk into to see exactly how they used to be, sometimes with a guide dressed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

There are many Nordic animals to be seen - and in the Children's farm, loads of smaller animals that children can pet. Be sure to visit the old Swedish village - and visit the post office, where children can register to be postman/woman, are given an old fashioned postman's bag and a horn to blow!!! Then they have to bring... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It's a large area and you should set aside a day. Get to it by tram from the centre. The zoo area has more unusual animals such as bears and mooses. There are plenty of restaurants but disappointingly few old houses to visit inside.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We had limited time and it would be good for children but is set over a large area and takes a lot of time. We looked for a half hour at the old town examples of Stockholms development. Top of escalator and to the left. Interesting carpenters shop and some. Older stores, rose garden but if you are short on... More 

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Address: Address: Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Phone Number: +46 (0)8 4428000
Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Stockholm County  >  Stockholm

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