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Skansen

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“nordic animals”(208 reviews)
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
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This is an open-air museum and zoo located on the island of Djurgården. Opened in October 1891, it consists of numerous farms and dwellings from different parts of Sweden that show the way of life in previous times. Skansen, pronounce Sconce includes various workshops and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tsion A
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We saved a day of our trip to Stockholm to visit Skansen. Total waste of time and money. All the buildings were locked up, there were no staff about to talk about the history and the animals looked sad and unhappy. There is a lovely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ToniConduct
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit. A lot of it was closed when we visited due to the time of year. They do also charge extra money for some of the experiences once inside. However, the museum itself is lovely. I really enjoyed being...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AnnaR1461
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very interesting idea. A very nice open air museum. The weather was bad when I visited Skansen. I’m sure it would have been a much better experience in good weather.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank aybiket
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pretty cool to see, there is some cool animals too, I really think that a good museum for kids. We learned a lot

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 719samueln
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great place to spend time with family, acres of wonderfully maintained historic monuments, farm houses with farm animals and architecture well preserved. Some of the farms have livestock that are fully local to Sweden. We could even see wild animals like bears, moose and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nyjil J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went all round this lovely Zoo. Saw the beautiful wolves basking in the sun, and the seals begging for their fish amidst the swooping herons!! There was so much to see, and the quaint old fashioned shops and houses was a great touch. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank suenovell
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a huge open air museum, so there is a lot of walking needed. It was a great to experience Sweden's history in terms of what kind of houses people lived in, their lifestyle, businesses etc. The place is very picturesque.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NishaVinay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited during the Christmas period where they had markets, snow and traditional dancing. It was brilliant to get involved with the dancing and music going on in the middle of the park. The stalls full of Christmas gifts and food was lovely and we really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank charlottee581
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful, traditional & interesting landscape. Families would enjoy it a lot especially if children are there. It has a lot of things to see n discover you won’t feel bored

Date of experience: December 2018
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Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
The island of Djurgården and its northern mainland
extension, Djurgårdsbrunn, impress with a mix of
nature and an abundance of museums, while being
located in walking distance to Stockholm’s city
center. Djurgården not only invites visitors to take
endless walks through a beautiful park landscape
without having to leave the city, but also offers an
incredible range of entertainment facilities, such as
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keithwZ4904CN
July 10, 2018|
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Response from elizabethn876 | Reviewed this property |
Everything was open when we were there last week. There were performers at all the areas,workshops, houses , outside areas. Maybe best to contact them direct if asking about end of August. Enjoy- we certainly did.
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GenaLuba
April 17, 2018|
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Response from lisamicklewright | Reviewed this property |
Hi The entrance ticket includes everything within the park. They give you a map. you pay for cafes etc. The Sknen gift shop at the entrance was excellent. Have a nice time!
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upwarduk
February 9, 2018|
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Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I believe is less quest on the week days the mornings especially. Be sure you'll have plenty of time as the park is large. On the rainy days you will not enjoy the animals as they are hiding. Have a lovely time!
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