Skansen, il Museo all’Aperto più antico del mondo: info e orari

byVerónica Crocitti

What to see, how to get there and what are the main attractions of Skansen, Stockholm's famous open-air museum: here is all the info.


Nestled on the island of Djurgården, with a privileged view acrossStockholm, the Skansen is one of the most loved and popular symbols of the whole of Sweden (click here to see all the photos). It is the oldest open-air museum in the world, home to the city's only zoo and a meeting place for families and children. Established in 1891, it covers an area of ​​over300 thousand square metersand contains, within it, five centuries of Swedish history and culture.

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SKANSEN MUSEUM IN STOCKHOLM: INFORMATION

Walking through the alleys, picturesque and full of greenery, you will have the impression of having gone back in time. Like field mushrooms, you will see theover 150 houses e fattorie provenienti da tutta la Svezia, smontate dai loro luoghi di origine e qui rimontate per divenire “pezzi” di museo. Aguzzate gli occhi perché, all’interno delle abitazioni, troverete personaggi in abiti d’epoca svolgere dimostrazioni sugli antichi mestieri!

WHAT TO SEE AT THE SKANSEN MUSEUM IN STOCKHOLM

Potreste passare giornate intere all’interno dello Skansen, senza mai annoiarvi. Il Museo è enorme e pieno di ogni necessità, dai ristorantini al mini-market, dagli shop allo street food. Il mio consiglio, qualora abbiate deciso di trascorrere a Stoccolma solo pochi giorni, è di rimanere almeno 2-3 ore (il minimo per poter “gustare” un po’ tutto). Ricordatevi di farvi dare una mappa all’ingresso di modo da orientarvi e non perdervi tra i viottoli! Tra le cose imperdibili ci sono: Market Street (la strada dove troverete vari stand), Solliden Stage, la Glass House, la Selgora Church, i Mulini (Oland Windmills), l’Acquarium e poi, senza dubbio, la zona dello Zoo (Children’s Zoo) e dintorni.

Lo zoo dello Skansen è l’unico di tutta Stoccolma ed ospita, al suo interno, animali nordici di ogni genere, dai domestici ai selvatici come orsi, lupi e linci. Esiste anche un’area fatta apposta per i bambini (Lill-Skansen) in cui i più piccoli possono fare conoscenza “diretta” con i simpatici animali svedesi.

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CURIOSITY

The best time to immerse yourself in Stockholm's Skansen is certainly the summer, when temperatures are mild and, every evening, a show of Swedish folk dances is scheduled. In this open-air museum, according to tradition, all the main anniversaries of the year are celebrated, such as Walpurgis night, Santa Lucia, Christmas and thesummer solstice. The latter is one of the Skansen's flagships! It is the highlight of the Swedish summer and is celebrated with joy with song, dance and music.

HOW TO GET

Skansen is located on the island of Djurgården, not far fromVasa Museumand can be reached:

  • On foot: from the central station it takes about 30 minutes
  • By tram: number 7, Skansen stop
  • By bus: number 69, Skansen stop
  • By ferry: for Djurgården.

If you are staying in Stockholm for a weekend and intend to see as many things as possible, I recommend buying theStockholm Pass. In fact, with this card you will have free access to all museums (including the Skansen - entry valid for 2 days) and unlimited use of boat tours (also for transfers between the various islands of the archipelago) and busesHop on hop off. Be careful as the metro and city buses are not included anyway.

COSTS AND TIMETABLES

The Skansen is open every day from 10 to 22, but the Zoo, the Aquarium and the Biological Museum follow different hours (you can consult them on the official website). The price, per adult, isSEK 180 (circa 18 euro), mentre vi sono tariffe agevolate per bambini, studenti e gruppi (vi consiglio di consultare il sito ufficiale).

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6 comments

It can not be true 7 August 2017 - 22:20

La prima volta che sono entrata a Skansen era Febbraio, ti lascio immaginare 😂
Lo adoro, è proprio bello!

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