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Skansen is the world's first open-air museum and was founded in 1891 by Artur Hazelius. The museum offers visitors a truly unique experience of life in Sweden in earlier times. The museum showcase different regional and historic houses from the countryside of Sweden (north to south), and actors demonstrate the life of Swedish people from earlier times by carving impressive handicrafts or baking bread by old traditions, or just walking the charming streets of Skansen wearing typical clothes from the past century.
Skansen in also home to Scandinavian animals, most especially carnivors (bears, wolves, lynxes and wolverines) as well as mammals. Not to mention the innumerable wild animals and birds that have made Skansen their home!
Skansen open-air museum is located on the island of Djurgarden in Stockholm. Bus (route 44) and tram (route 7) stops at Skansen.