The world's first open-air museum, Skansen was founded in 1891 by philologist and ethnographer Artur Hazelius, who is buried here. Drawing from all parts of the country, he preserved examples of traditional Swedish architecture, including farmhouses, windmills, barns, a working glassblower's hut, and churches. Not only is Skansen a delightful trip out of time in the center of a modern city, but it also provides insight into the life and culture of Sweden's various regions.
In addition, the park has a zoo, carnival area, aquarium, theater, and cafés.
Djurgårdsslätten 49–51, Stockholm, 115 93, Sweden
May 24, 2005
Regardless of your interests, there is something to see and enjoy at Skansen. Plan to spend no less than half a day there. You will see Sweden as it was lived by common people.
Jun 3, 2003
Skansen was great. It's a must see if the weather is cooperating. The small zoo was interesting, although it had very few English captions. You can see all of Stockholm and Swedish life there while gazing at the several islands of Stockholm from above. We took the bus there form teh central terminal, it was an easy trip. Great for children!