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“Quaint old town”

Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Linkoping
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum - year-round experiences Travel in time and experience life in a small Swedish city a hundred or more years ago. In the Old Town neighbourhood you will find wooden houses, cobblestone alleys, gardens and many museums. Here too are shops and crafts, a restaurant and cafe. A short walk through the Vallaskogen nature reserve takes you to Valla Farm, with museums showing the history of the countryside, farm animals, a large play area and a miniature golf course.Welcome to Gamla Linkoping Open-Air Museum - a place for play and curiosity, laughter and memories, a place to experience beauty and relaxation.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Quaint old town”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

This old town is about a couple of miles from center city. It is very nice and well kept. You can easily tour it in one hour. I understand that in the summertime they have open air cafés and restaurant, which are closed during the rest of the year.

Visited April 2013
Thank ignatmd
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Linkoping, Sweden
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun for the kids”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

The kids have a great time petting the animals or playing in the park. Some stores that are open in summer.
Visiting the animals is great in the winter as you can go right inside the cages and pet them. In the summer they're locked up in the outdoor cages.

Not much to do for adults though.

Visited February 2013
Thank FilWi
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Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Ok in winter too”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Easy to get to, the bus stops right outside. Have been to a family winter Sunday, with lots of free activities for kids and a great atmosphere. It's still ok to go to in winter, being an open air museum, but there are also lots more activities open in summer. The café at Gamla is very nice too.
Will have to go back in the warmer weather and take another look.

Visited February 2013
Thank Rio B
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A must see”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

I grew up in LInköping and spent alot of time here as a child. If you are planning a visit to Linköping you have to take a walk or the local bus and have a look in this old preserved part of Linköping. If you have a look at Linköpings calender you can see if they have markets, dances or activities on. The winter markets are beautiful and you also have to have a look in the small handcraft shops and museums. You can also walk from Gamla Linköping to Valla, or i believe the tuff tuff train still runs in between during the summers. Its a short walk through the forest with well marked trails. Valla has alot of animals that the children can feed, sometimes ponyrides as well as a big playground and during the vinter its great to play in the snow. If you are a family with kids you could easily spend a whole day here. If you are a couple a few hours to half a day should be enough unless there are any activities going on.

Visited September 2012
Thank Rebecka90
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Des Moines, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely Afternoon Stroll and Shopping”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Nice presentation of early town with some lovely shops. The children's' toy shop is wonderful and has a great selection of books, too. Beautiful walks all throughout and leading to park and horse camp behind Gamla Linkoping.

Visited June 2012
Thank Liza W
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