The world’s first open-air museum, Skansen, has become the synonym for places of its sort all over the world. It was opened in the late 19th century as an homage to the decaying lifestyle of Sweden. In the times when the industrial revolution was at its peak, a few Swedish entrepreneurs decided to save the memory of the old days. They decided that the best way to do that was to build a museum.
The buildings in the Skansen are made in various architectural styles that still have one thing in common – they are all Swedish. Here the tourists can see how people from different parts of the country lived for generations until the modernization came. This museum also has an open-air zoo in its area, which has animal species native to Scandinavia.
During summertime private://Allsång på Skansenprivate:// is perhaps the most followed venue in whole Sweden, if you have the chance, be there. It takes place 1 night per week during 8 weeks after midsummer.
Skansen is located on the Djurgarden island which is connected with the other parts of the city by tram and bus lines. The closest station is Stockholm Skansen Station.
The admission fee varies between 60 SEK and 170 SEK.