Stockholm's Skansen museum was the first in the world to be an open-air venue. Founded in 1891, there are many exhibits over 75 acres. A full replica of a 19th century town with a real sense of history includes historical buildings and dwellings where people work clothed in period dress.
Stroll the exhibits to see how tanners, shoemakers, glass blowers and other townspeople went about their daily livelihoods in the 19th century. There is also an open-air zoo and railway. You can see how tobacco is grown and visit the World's Largest Cigar at the Tobacco and Matchstick Museum. In December, the famous Christmas market opens, transforming Skansen into a winter wonderland.
Grab a basket of imported fruit and local cheese and head to Skinnarviksberget for an al fresco... Read more