Visitors can explore Sweden's past at the Skansen open-air
museum, the oldest in the world, where historical buildings dating
from the 18th and 19th centuries have been relocated from around
the country. The exhibits include a full replica of a 19th-century
town complete with craftsmen in period dress who demonstrate the
art of tanning, shoemaking, baking and glass-blowing; many shops
are avaialble to visitors, selling everything from blown glass to
cinnamon buns. Skansen is also home to an aquarium and the World of
Monkeys within the Skansen Zoo, which focuses on Scandinavian
animals such as reindeer, wolverines, elk, lynx and brown bears.
Every December the central square hosts a Christmas market that
attracts thousands of visitors every weekend.
Telephone: (0)8 442 8000
Transportation: Bus 47 from Central Station, vintage tram 7, or ferry
from Gamla stan
Opening Time: Daily 10am-10pm (20 June to August), 10am-8pm (May to
19 June and September), 10am-4pm (March, April and October); the
rest of the year 10am-3pm (until 4pm on weekends). Market days
11am-5pm on weekends.
Admission: June to August: SEK 120 (adults), SEK 50 (children
6-15); admission is reduced the rest of the year, but varies
according to season. Separate fees for aquarium and funicular