13 August 2007

Skansen, Stockholm

While on a very short trip to Stockholm with my family we went to see Skansen - the oldest open-air museum in the world. Skansen is also a zoological park. It is located on the island of Djurgarden very close to the city centre. Above is an overall map of the Museum courtesy their website - http://www.skansen.se/
The Skansen has a very interesting mix of a recreated village and a highly specialized zoo. The zoo focuses on only animals/birds found in Scandinavia species that I might never get to see in the wild.

Above a snap from the Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) enclosure.

The other great thing about Skansen is the beautiful views it offers of the city and it's surrounding harbour.

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The above Google map shows the outline of Skansen. You can zoom in to see the park better.

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