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Skansen Open-Air Museum

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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
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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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Swedish splendour at its best.

Take your walking shoes or good runners. There's a bit a of walking around this beautiful place, it shows the old Sweden with a great bakery and traditional glass blowing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Take your walking shoes or good runners. There's a bit a of walking around this beautiful place, it shows the old Sweden with a great bakery and traditional glass blowing. Traditional butter and old style houses and attire.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Spend a day at Skansen, an outdoor museum that has it all. Bring your own food and drinks though, the lines are long and it is not cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This open air zoo/Nordic museum is set a park, although beautiful in parts and holds unique animals Like brown bears and reindeer, can feel dated!!! The actors are mainly wooden and just say hello and don't add to the park! It is rather expensive, but worth a visit!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The zoo was underwhelming.......1 bear, 1 eagle owl etc. Alot of houses and their exhibits was closed. Was expecting to see more exhibits. Park is huge and requires loads of walking. Getting requires alot of walking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A very large exhibition of buildings from around Sweden including farmhouses from the 17th/18th century, Sami camp, tallest wooden belfry etc. Little train rides and pony rides for children and plenty of places to eat or have picnics with nice views over Stockholm city. It's right next to the amusement park and a couple of mins from the Vasa museum.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Skansen Open Air Museum combines a number of 'museums', being a zoo and examples of buildings and life as it was in the past. Firstly, the zoo - it is an old fashioned zoo, focusing on animals from northern Europe. They are displayed in enclosures that are meant to be as close to natural habitat as possible, which means that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As we visited Skansen on a sunny afternoon, there were a lot of people. But as the facility is very large, this was no problem. It was not easy getting something to eat without waiting hours, though. Finally we had burgers (quite ok). There are not enough toilets for so many people. A lot of the houses were closed. That's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great zoo. Very traditional feel. Be prepared for a lot of walking as the place is huge! Recommend for families

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A very good experience ! You travel through centuries of swedish history ! Also you can se many many animals !be prepared....you will spend the whole day here and at the end you will be exhausted....but it worth !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place is an amazingly large facility with educational matter for all ages. We did not have time to visit the entire park, but what we did cover we enjoyed very much. The zoo is nicely done and contains many different animals that inhabit the area in surroundings that appear to be natural for them. The exhibits are mixed in... More 

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