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Family Fun in Stockholm

by Grace Bonney

An absolute must if you are coming to Stockholm sometime in your life (which of course you have to) is a visit to Junibacken.

Maybe you know Astrid Lindgren? The creator of great Pippi L√•ngstrump aka. Pippi Longstocking. Junibacken is her world and also the world of other great Swedish childrens book authors. They have built like a mini book world- imagine Disneyworld petite and with great style. It’s a pleasure to bring the kids there. Or they love it! I mostly go nuts with 1 billions kids running around but I do enjoy the craftmanship of the interiors and scenography.

They have a great little giftshop and a restaurant with a cookietable that beats the craziest Willy Wonka imagination (and naturally they sell Pippis pancakes!)

/Isabelle Dos Family

CLICK HERE for more images from Junibacken after the jump!

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  • As a little girl with long red hair, I absolutely adored Pippi Longstocking! Who knew she had her own theme park? One more reason to visit Stockholm.

    I think I’ll wear my hair in braids today in her honor ;)

  • Oh my goodness, thank you so much for posting this! We’ll be in Sweden this summer and were already planning a trip to Junibacken with our two little girls, but now I can show them pictures! xo

  • …just be warned that it is expensive…and much more suited to little ones! (my brother and I were 12 and 10…and while it was cool, it was not worth the kroner for us)

  • If you liked Junibacken, I must recommend “Astrid Lindgren’s World” which is a big fairyland, that is based on Astrid Lindgren’s all stories. I loved it when I was a kid. It’s located like three and a half hours, south of Stockholm, in a city called Vimmerby. Check it out, http://www.alv.se/en.

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