On Maundy Thursday children in Sweden dress up as witchew and on Skansen the entrance is free for all of them this day. Here they can make brooms and pretend they're taking off for Blåkulla. Nowadays boys also join in dressed up in wizard costumes, and the Bollnäs square, apart from being well swept, is also the venue for a type of Skansen quidditch.
Christmas is a special time of year at Skansen. Here the spirit of celebration lives on, and people can enjoy the ambiance, the music and the preparations first hand. Photographer Ola Högberg captured a few moments of the Christmas spirit at Skansen.
Skansen is the winner of the TRIP Global Award 2012 for being the “Best experience in Sweden”. Skansen was chosen by an international jury and a jury from eight countries. -We´re very proud to be announced the winner, Skansen managing director John Brattmyhr says. We´re constantly working to improve the visitors experience and this award is an indication of us going in the right direction.
Photo: Ola Högberg
The Printer´s house at Skansen was refurbished in 2012 and now shows the home of a modern young couple from the 1840´s. It is furnished in the late empire style in pale birch and dark, polished mahogany. An upholstered sofa and armchairs, together with a sofa table, is part of a new trend in interior design, and the thin white curtains are the latest fashion. Photo: Ola Högberg.
A video made by Global Trip Awards.