Tea in Stockholm 2: Oh deer

As I said before in a previous post: What better way to unwind from a great but energy consuming gathering than a long walk. So tea in flask and out I went. From my hotel I just have to cross the street to reach the fields of Ladugårdsgärde so that is where I start.

Gärdet
Gärdet and an excercise field in front. As good a place to start as any.

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First I need a more detailed map.

Map of the area
Looks promising. At least it contains the corner that is not on my free paper map.
Elephants?
Elephants?
Camels
Camels?
Circus
Ah, circus is in town
View
Great view

Ladugårdsgärde

Ladugårdsgärde was originally the field where the cows of the royal cowshed were grazing. After 1670 it was part of the royal deer park of Djurgården. From around 1700 the park was used as a military exercise field. Similar to what sporters do today. The military exercises, parades, field manoeuvres and troop inspections were hold here till the 1940s. Since 1890 the area was also used for May Day demonstrations. Since 1931 large parts of the area has been filled with buildings.

View with a tower
View with a tower
Horse
A horse, a horse, someone else his kingdom for a horse

Kaknästornet

 

Kaknästornet
Kaknästornet

This television-tower is 155 meters high (170 meters with antenna) and was finishes in 1967. In those days it was the tallest building in Scandinavia. Of course I could have gone up there, the menu of the restaurant that is up there looks good and that restaurant must have an amazing view. It was however to early for lunch and my legs wanted to move. So perhaps another time. Now I go to move through the woods.

Caterpillar
On a walk to, crossing a dangerous place
A burial ground in the middle of the woods.
A burial ground in the middle of the woods.
Picknick place
A great place for a picknick (and notice that my flask tops Kaknästornet).
Snail
And I’m not the only one thinking that
Path
Path through the woods
and the coast is reached
and the coast is reached

Djurgården

 

The bridge to Djurgården
The bridge to Djurgården
View
Nice view
View
Nice place for a boat trip
Statue
Inspiring statue
Town
The other side
Custom house
Custom house from 1729. In use till 1881 to inspect Swedish ships.
View
Far view on Stockholm town
Zoom
Zooming in
A nice place to live
A nice place to live

Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde

Prince Eugene got this area around 1900 and used it to store his collection of art. Besides of the interesting old buildings he added a few new buildings. Thereby creating an interesting park filled with art. He seemed to have been a not so bad landscape painter himself.

Place
Nice place for a cuppa
Windmill
A windmill
Flowers
Flowers
Statue
Shoot
View on Tivoli
View on Tivoli

Moving on.

 

Line 7N
Line 7N. On this line old trams are used. They are restorated and maintained for tourists. I have been on several models. The line runs between Djurgården and the new centre of Stockholm.

Skansen

Skansen is a historical open air museum in Djurgården. Buildings and other items are brought from everywhere in Sweden to show people live in gone ages. Unfortunately I did not have time to visit this attraction.

Old Stockholm
View on old Stockholm
Nice
Nice
Another dream house
Another dream house
House
And again another one

At this end of the park there are several museums.

Biomuseum
Biological museum
Nordiska museum
Nordiska museum, behind this lies the famous Vasa of which I might speak in another post
Entrance
The entrance to Djurgården
View
Great view from the bridge
Fountain
A short trip into Östermalm for a bite
Nordiska museum
Again the Nordiska museum
View
A different angle from the bridge
Bredablick
That tower is called Bredablick and part of Skansen. I doubt however if you can see Breda from there. Although Rosendal is nearby.
Skansen restaurant
A Skansen restaurant. An old entrance?
House
Another nice place
Rosendals Slott
Rosendals Slott
Art
Art, a lot of those are standing here
Deer
Whose crop is (s)he eating?
Statue
Statue
Deer
Another deer living freely in this park. One of 6 I met that day
View of bridge
Leaving Djurgården and entering Ladugårdsgärde again
Place to sell drinks
A nice place for tea
Bredablick by night
Bredablick by night
Kaknästornet by night
Kaknästornet by night
Circus by night
Back at the circus and the hotel
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5 thoughts on “Tea in Stockholm 2: Oh deer”

  1. Added to my to-go list.

    Just a comment and a question.
    First the comment. I think this Skansen is a Nordic thing since there is the same kind of museum in Oslo (Norsk Folkemuseum).
    And now the question: no Millenium tour for you? ;)

  2. Neh, I skipped the Abba and the Millenium tours.

    In the Netherlands we have the “Openlucht museum” in Arnhem. It is like Skansen, except for the fact that the objects are Dutch instead of Nordic. There are most likely a lot of countries out there with their own Skansen.

  3. There are open air museums in many countries but I wonder what the name “Skansen” means or where it came from?
    Beautiful post Bram with so many lovely pictures. I would love to go visit Sweden, my own visit was only – across the water from Copenhagen and back – in a day.

  4. The name Skansen means “fortification” in Swedish. Now this wasn´t a fortification in a traditional meaning since it was built by the Swedish King Karl XIV Johan (1763-1844) as a playground for his son (Oscar I)…

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