the Funicular railway at Skansen
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Bergbanan - the Funicular Railway

You will find the funicular railway just inside the Hazelius entrance. The funicular railway has the same opening hours as the Hazelius entrance and it will conveniently take you up the Skansen mountain. You get off right behind the Forestry‚ close to the Tingsvallen‚ the Bollnäs square and the Delsbo farmstead. The funicular is a great form of transportation if you visit us with a pram or in a wheelchair.

Opening hours

Today 5/7 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM 30:-
Wed 6/7 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 30:-
Thu 7/7 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 30:-
Fri 8/7 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 30:-
Sat 9/7 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 30:-
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The Funicular Railway (Bergbanan) was built for the Stockholm Exhibition of 1897. Hazelius was quick to realize just what the exhibition could mean to Skansen in terms of visitors and income. A direct link between Skansen and the adjoining exhibition site on Lejonslätten would be the perfect solution. Thus was born the idea of a new attraction, a funicular railway on the Swiss model that was realized in 1896–97 in the north-western corner of Skansen. There was a difference in altitude of 30 metres and the railway was 107 metres long. During a three week period in the summer of the exhibition more than 20 000 passengers used the funicular.

The railway, now somewhat longer, was reopened in 1973 after substantial modernization to accord with current safety regulations.