Skansen Open-Air Museum

Trip Start May 20, 2008
Trip End Sep 15, 2008

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Flag of Sweden  , Stockholm,
Thursday, August 7, 2008

Skansen is Europe's original open-air museum having opened in 1891. It's a huge park where more than 150 historic buildings from all over Sweden have been transplanted.
Skansen was the first in what become a Europe-wide movement to preserve traditional architecture in open-air museums. Despite the drizzle and cool temperatures I visited each of the 150 buildings and all of the critters on display. I gave Skansen a separate entry so you would understand where each of the photos was taken and I could use the limited photo description field to better describe the photo. The buildings were pretty interesting and I was impressed with the quality of construction given the age of the buildings.


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