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Djurgårdsbron

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This beautiful cast iron bridge was designed by Carl Fraenell for the Stockholm Wold's Fair of 1897. It connects the island of Djurgården with Stockholm. On the island there museums such as the Wasa Museum, Skansen and the Biological Museum. The amusement park Gröna Lund is also located here.

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