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Skansen - zoo and open-air...
Skansen - zoo and open-air museum
Here you can see fascinating animals, both Nordic and exotic (of course the Nordic ones might be exotic to you...) or see what Swedish everyday life looked like in the past.
Skansen. Open-air museum.
Skansen is the first open-air museum in the world. Skansen is also a zoological park specialising mainly in Nordic fauna. Skansen has about 150 houses and farmsteads which have been brought here from all over Sweden. Most of them date from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Visit Skansen's Zoo and...
Visit Skansen's Zoo and Outdoor Museum. It opens from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can see the old way of living in Sweden. And you can see how to make a crystal glass by blowing. [Photo: View from Skansen]
Skansen is a mix of history and animals. You can see demonstrations in the glass-blowers' hut, see what life was like in different times, see historical buildings from all over Sweden, or just check out the animals. Personally, I went to see the moose. Also, during the summer, on Tuesday evenings, Skansen hosts a big communal singfest that lots of people seem to like to go to. I saw it on tv and it is quite a sight to see, even if you don't speak Swedish and have no idea what's going on. No matter what you're looking for in Swedish culture and history, Skansen has it. Like I said before, though, my favorite was the moose.
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Visit Skansen on a sunny day
Outdoor museum and zoo, visit all of Sweden in one day, from the Saami camp to the farms of the far south. During the summer also a well-visited outdoor stage area with plenty of Swedish performing arts... go along on a Tuesday summer night and join in the 'Allsong' !
Outdoor museum with old Swedish architecture from all over the country. A must for every tourist! Sounds boring? Not at all! Have a 'fika' (Swedes LOVE to have a 'fika'. 'Fika'=take a cup of coffee and some nice biscuits and cookies. We can't live without it and have special 'fika'-breaks at work!) at one of the cafés with 17-th century furniture or have a look at a working glassblower's hut.
Skansen Open Air museum
This open air museum of Swedish culture has many historic buildings from different periods, Craft demonstrations and a zoo of nordic animals.
- Museum Visits
- Historical Travel
Skansen is a very big and nice zoo where you can see the typical Scandinavian animals and houses. I think if you go to Stockholm Skansen is a "must to see"...
fun for all
It was mid week in October, cool and damp. However, my 10 year old had a ball. I was happy enough too.
We had a great wee lunch in a quaint little place across the road.
- Museum Visits
- Family Travel
Unfortunately I have never been here. It has to be fantastic, because I have only heard positive stories about it. My next visit to Stockholm will certainly include a visit to this open-air museum.
Skansen is an open air museum...
Skansen is an open air museum that has been open for more than a hundred years. It's dedicated to preserving Swedish culture. For more info and pictures about Skansen, please look at my travelogue.
Skansen is the world's oldest open-air museum. Zoo, aquarium, historical buildings, miniature train and more. There are exotic animals to be seen at the Skansen Aquarium.
Skansen has a small zoo with Swedish animals - elks, raindeers, bears, seals, lynx etc. A great opportunity to get closer to 'the king of the forest'.
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