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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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Open from Spring to Fall, this place consists of traditional Swedish buildings and animals such as wolves, elks, and reindeers. A really good place to visit with family. To reach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Open from Spring to Fall, this place consists of traditional Swedish buildings and animals such as wolves, elks, and reindeers. A really good place to visit with family. To reach there: Skansen is located in Djurgården, so it's possible to take the boat from Slussen to Djurgården, or the tram (spårvagn) from Sergels torg to Skansen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is something you would like to visit with your children. Everything you would like to know about Swede, but did not know what to ask about. All the main crafts, all the main domastic animals, even all he main types of stones and flowers... This is all about Skansen. You will definitely have some good time with your children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

A great place for family with young children, and also people who adores animals. It's a great chance for you to see them up close at the animals section. Also it's good to learn about their history buildings. *things to note from my experience (my brother got caught up with the bird dropping while we were there) bring something to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

The animals are the real highlight. Lots of good Nordic animals including a couple of bears. Lots of old buildings and some arts and crafts. Good value for money but save it for a sunny day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If you like a walk and want to see a well proportioned zoo who care for their animals plus all the historical buildings and fair ground rides then visit, a lovely day out, good weather is best

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Situated on a large hill this open air museum park has lots of 2-3 hundred year old buildings, a small zoo and lots of working shops such as a bakery where they bake swedish pastries. We took my niece and nephew there and they enjoyed it tremendously.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Such an interesting place, full of unexpected highlights, starting with so called aquarium (more zoo than aquarium), but so interesting and in touch with animals directly... Fun... Also, one of the highlights we saw was "Cafe Petissan", great home made cookies and coffee...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Mainly for kids, but I liked it on my own. Many of the buildings are original and have been moved there. I liked the bakery, the apple pastry had a lot of butter and was really good in the cold. I gave some to the cute little birds with yellow breasts. I liked the brown bears and reign deer. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Skansen is a great day out, comprising of lots of representative historic buildings from across Sweden - farmhouses, belfrys, churches, school houses etc. as well as animals from the country including reindeers, wolves, brown bears and more. We particularly enjoyed purchasing fresh cinnamon buns from the bakers and seeing the staff in period dress walking around the site. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Tied this in with a visit to Vasa and we were lucky to have such good weather at this time of year (April). Not everything was open but the important stuff was, i.e the animals (especially the bears). Spectacular views of the city as well. Plenty to do for the kids so a great day out.

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