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Skansen Open-Air Museum, Stockholm

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ABOVE: Don't miss the selection of homebaked pastries at Bageriet (the bakery) in the Town Quarter, which was built in the 1870s.

Food and drink at Skansen

You won't go hungry at Skansen: The museum a variety of cafés and restaurants, some open during the summer and others year-round.

Solliden Restaurant and Café Ekorren are in a modern building on the plateau above the main entrance. (I had a snack in the café, which is a very pleasant self-service cafeteria where you can get anything from a cup of coffee and a pastry to a light meal.)

Gubbhyllan, a bar-restaurant in a former summer house and pastry shop dating to 1816, is at at the base of the Skansen escalator near the main entrance.

In the Town Quarter, Stora Gunghan, a.k.a. "The Big Swing Tavern," is a cozy tile-roofed farmouse from 1801 where you can get drinks and light meals. (During summer, you can eat at picnic tables outdoors.) The Bakery, shown in the photo above, offers freshly baked pastries and buns.

Farther north and just below the zoo, Bredablick--a brick tower that was erected between 1874 and 1876--has a café near the top with stairs that lead up to an observation deck.

In summer, you'll find other food vendors and kiosks scattered about the grounds.

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