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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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Don't go in winter

They say that it's open, but it's really terrible. We couldn't find but two of the buildings unlocked even though we were told there were at least 6. I'm not even really sure... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

They say that it's open, but it's really terrible. We couldn't find but two of the buildings unlocked even though we were told there were at least 6. I'm not even really sure what you would do there with the buildings opened...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My daughter asked to visit Skansen whilst on a city break to Stockholm. I was a little sceptical about what we would do on the visit, but was proved wrong after our visit which filled a whole day! There are many Nordic animals to see, with knowledgeable keepers who give informative talks on their collection. In addition there are long... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is not a place to visit during the winter season! It's a waste of money and time as there is not much to see. They were doing lots of works and the visit was not pleasant at all. They shouldn't be taking money from tourist while the place cannot offer a pleasant experience. It's a rip off at least... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I was so impressed with Skansen. My Swedish friend showed me around the park and told be about the importance of the buildings that make up Skansen. Each building is carefully brought into the park from villages in Sweden. Not to forget all the beautiful wildlife that is cared for in the park. The aquarium is great and fun for... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Skansen is very popular in the summer, so my first bit of advice is to use the secondary entrance near the cog rail that takes visitors up (not the main entrance). Skansen is wonderful any time of the year, providing their guests with regional, seasonal festivities. It's a great place for families as there are plenty of places to picnic,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I went to Skansen during a very cold, snowy winter day in February. Even under such circumstances it was a pretty cool thing to do. I can imagine it gets even more pleasant during spring or summer. If you are heading to Stockholm, I would certainly include this in the to-do list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a must for everyone that are in Stockholm. Really big place, lots of animals. Great Allsång på Skansen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We visited Skansen for two hours in February. Although some of the houses and other buildings were locked and the bears were hibernating (!) there was plenty to see. I really enjoyed learning about the farming and cultural background which developed over the last few centuries and the information on the Sami people was unforgettable. In February there were a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We travelled here in February and the whole area was covered in snow which was beautiful. I was not expecting actors to be dressed up in traditional Swedish clothing walking around the medieval town which was so interesting. There is also the zoo here full of Swedish animals which was amazing.I really enjoyed my visit here and would go back... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Interesting buildings and history, but laid-out somewhat in a confusing manner. It might be better other times of the year, but we were there when it was 95 Fahrenheit, (35 Celsius) too hot to really enjoy

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