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Where
Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Address
Djurgårdsslätten 49
Type
Sight
Location
City

Description

Skansen consists of the oldest open-air museum in the world and the Stockholm zoo, with a beautiful location on Royal Djurgården and a view over all of Stockholm. Skansen is a favorite both among Stockholmers and visitors passing through, and it’s a perfect family outing. At Skansen you can learn about traditional crafts and traditions. This is the place to visit historic Sweden in miniature. 150 farms and dwellings from different parts of the country were disassembled and transported here. You’ll find charming town districts with glass blowing, pottery, a tinsmith’s workshop and a bakery, a gold-colored manor house, the Skogaholm manor house, the beautiful eighteenth-century Seglora wooden church and the The museum shop is a must for fans of traditional handicrafts. You can also see all of the animals native to Scandinavia such as moose, bears, lynxes, wolves, wolverines and seals. There is also a terrarium, a monkey house and a children’s zoo. Swedish traditions such as Midsummer, Walpurgis Night and Lucia are celebrated at Skansen. Skansen in the Christmas season is a special event, with a Christmas market, traditional Swedish julbord (Christmas buffet) and hopefully snow. Those who want to enjoy a traditional Swedish smörgåsbord can have their wish at the Solliden restaurant. Skansen has several restaurants and charming cafés.

Surroundings

  • Airport
  • Beach
  • Desert
  • Downtown
  • Farm
  • Forest
  • Harbour
  • Jungle
  • Lake
  • Marina
  • Mountain
  • Rainforest
  • Sea
  • Wine yard

Sight themes

  • Amusement park
  • Architecture
  • Castle
  • Church
  • Historic
  • Landmark
  • Mausoleum
  • Monastary
  • Mosque
  • Museum
  • Royal
  • Synagoge
  • Temple
  • Theatre
  • Theme park
  • Zoo

Prices

Adults
Price per person Price per group
10 0
Children
Price per person Price per group
5 0


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Skansen

(posted 2010-06-21)
You cant find a better place in Stockholm for the whole family.
assor
1 review
My rating: 5/5

Lovely place

(posted 2010-01-15)
You must visit Skansen if you are visiting Stockholm.....!!
soderberg
1 review
My rating: 5/5

Skansen

(posted 2010-01-12)
There are 60 or more different animal species in the Skansen Zoo, the main emphasis being on Scandinavian fauna, which is represented by Nordic wild animals such as the brown bear, elk, wolverine, lynx and seal. Dont forget The Aquarium, with the World of Monkeys, has about 200 exotic species: fish, corals, crocodiles, turtles, lizards, snakes, naked mole-rats, pygmy marmosets, golden lion tamarins, baboons, lemurs, spiders, insects, bats and parrots. Visitors are allowed in to some of the animals, such as the lemurs and the animals in the Children's Rain Forest. This is the place to be, if u love animals like me. Both young and old people will find it exciting.
missoberg
1 review
My rating: 5/5