Skansen claims to be the first open-air museum in the world but it's perhaps not true. It depends on how you look at it. I see it as a zoo mixed up with historical buildings.
The best part is the houses and farmsteads. Around 150 authentic houses have been moved to Skansen, mostly from the countryside, during the last 100 years.The best are Skogaholms Herrgård and its gardens and The Älvros Farmstead.
The best time to go here is during the spring when it's not so crowded, and if you're lucky you might even spot some bear puppies. Also, if you have the opportuinity, come here the weeks before Christmas and do some shopping.
Visit Skansen...is an open air museum where you can see native animals, Swedish buildings and other interesting things. It is well worth a visit!
Opening times are: May 9 am to 8 pm, June - August 9 am to 10 pm, September & October 9 am to 5 pm, November & December 9 am to 6 pm.
This is the FAMOUS OPEN-AIR MUSEUM from STOCKHOLM.
It is wonderful, great, plendid a real MUST...
THE MOST IMPORTANT ATTRACTIVENESS is that there is a real PHARMACIST, FARMERS AND FARMERS' WIVES, GARDENERS etc. and you can talk with them and they will explain everything and you will feel drawn back in time, which is fantastic...
MUCH more is to be seen in my BLOCKHUSUDDEN page which I had to use as a "DEPENDANCE" BECAUSE OF LACK OF SPACE: there are 2 SKANSEN TRAVELOGUES to enjoy!
Do enjoy it all!
According to Swedish Ticket Count for all the tourist places, Skansen stand Number # 1. It is the most visited place of all in Stockholm. So, i think i should rather avoid details and just tell you that '' You can't miss Skansen''. The beauty of Skansen lies in its old historical buildings which they have brought from all the parts of Sweden into this Open Air Museum.
You can see more Pictures of Skansen in my travelogue of SKANSEN on Stokholm Page.
Skansen with Gröna Lund
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An opportunity to see Scandinavian and domestic animals like bear, wolf, lynx, elk and many more, in their own natural surroundings. The wolves were really amazing.. I haven't seen any wild though.. Remember to visit the great aquarium and the cute apes on your way out! After a visit at Skansen walk down to Gröna Lund which is Stockholm's amusement park. Take a ride in the roller coaster and experince a 'white-knuckle ride' or why not drop like a stone from 80m in Fritt Fall (Free falling)? During the summer Gröna Lund and Skansen have a lot of concerts and other festivals really worth visiting.
Skansen är världens äldsta friluftsmuseum. Det grundades 1891.
Alla årets stora högtider, helgdagar och fester firas på Skansen på traditionellt vis.
Skansen ar Stockholms enda djurpark.
Det finns manga hus och gårdar pa Skansen fran hela landet. De flesta byggnader är från 1700- 1800-och 1900- talen. Miljöerna visar hur människor från olika samhällsklasser, levde, bodde och arbetade.
Skansen håller öppet varje dag, året runt - utom julafton. Öppettiderna varierar beroende på säsong.
The open air park of Skansen on Djurgarden or the amusement park on the same location. Skansen is a park with a lot of old traditional houses and also a zoo with flamingos, apes and so on!
It is a nice way to learn something about the history of Sweden! And a very nice place to walk around!
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 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 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.
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.
This open air museum of Swedish culture has many historic buildings from different periods, Craft demonstrations and a zoo of nordic animals.
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"...