Djurgarden Island

 

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Kungliga Djurgarden (the Royal Game Park) is an island in central Stockholm, full of parks, historical buildings and museums. Here are located famous Vasa Museum, amusement park Grona Lund and Skansen – the first open-air museum in the world.


The island was always the belonging of royal family, nowadays it is still administrated by Royal Court, not the city authorities. In 1883 there was opened the amusement park Grona Lund, which is now one of the most eagerly visited attraction in Stockholm, especially by families. Tourists who wont to know more about different aspects of Swedish life, can visit marine Vasa Museum, rural open-air museum Skansen opened in 1891 and the Nordic Museum of Swedish history. Both tourist and citizens can enjoy huge amount of city greenery, parks and meadows which are protected as a National City Park from 1995.





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