The small, brown building that houses the Biological Museum is next to the entrance to Skansen. Completed in 1893, its old ... More
The small, brown building that houses the Biological Museum is next to the entrance to Skansen. Completed in 1893, its old Nordic style is interesting, especially when you see the curious double spiral staircase inside. There are several displays of stuffed animals that are well-made reconstructions of their natural habitats. The sheer number of stuffed animals testify the expertise of the taxidermists. It is evident in one special creation, which is the surreal rabbit-hawk. By placing beautiful outspread wings on a rabbit, one taxidermist had succeeded in creating a strange creature popular from Swedish farmer folklore. Please check the website for detailed timings.
This is Sweden's largest art museum, with a collection that dates back to the 16th and 20th centuries. The collection
has been gradually built through purchases, gifts and spoils of war, during the country's era as a military power ...
Kungliga Biblioteket, the royal library, was constructed in the sixteenth century. Since 1661, a copy of everything that has been
printed in Sweden has ended up in its archives. Initially, the collection was stored in the attic of the ...
The Birka archaeological site is located on Björkö Island in Lake Mälar and was occupied in the 9th and 10th
centuries. Hovgården is situated on the neighbouring island of Adelsö. Together, they make up an archaeological complex which illustrates ...