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A brief description of Skansen – a 75-acre open air museum with historic buildings and a zoo – doesn’t convey just how much fun it is. You can easily spend a happy half-day here, looking at wolves, reindeer, moose, seals and other Nordic creatures, then popping into old buildings that have been brought here from all over Scandinavia and reassembled. In some you can talk to people in costume who are playing the role of the original inhabitants. Elsewhere you can watch glass blowers at work and visit old-fashion stores. Open since 1891, it remains one of Sweden’s top tourist draws.
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Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
+46 8 442 80 00