On the famous city island Djurgården, where cultural experiences such as several museums, the outdoor zoo Skansen, as well as the amusement park Gröna Lund is to be found – you’ll also encounter Spritmuseum. That is, a whole museum about the booze culture of Sweden! Here you’ll have fun.
Spritmuseum consists of three exhibition rooms, and the permanent exhibition “Sweden: Spirits of a Nation” is one of them. Here the visitors take part in the Swedes’ bittersweet relationship with alcohol while walking through the seasons of the year taking in scenery, scents, tastes and music. You can also experience a simulation of drunkenness as well as a hangover, and even do a quiz.
It’s also possible to buy a “flavor box” at the entrance, which offers the visitors snapsar (typical Swedish shots) to enhance the experience.
If you feel thirsty after the visit (If you skip the drunk/hangover simulation, and if you don’t sniff at too much weird stuff, you probably will..) then stay at their bar for a drink to really complete the visit. There’s also a café/restaurant connected to the museum – if you’re more up for something solid.
NOTE: Keep an eye on their website if you’re interested in wine/whiskey/champagne tasting, they have that as well!