About Junibacken

Junibacken is a house devoted to story-telling for children on the Djurgården island  in the middle of Stockholm. It opened in 1996 and attracts some 400.000 visitors per year. The main attraction is the  three-dimensional story journey designed by Marit Törnqvist.

Travelling on a train through some of the best-known books by Astrid Lindgren, you go past Emil's Lönneberga where there is a party and Ida is hoisted to the top of the flag-pole, you fly with Karlsson-on-the-Roof over Stockholm, and you shudder when you pass the house that is on fire in The Brothers Lionheart. Some of the sketches for the  journey can be seen in Marit's Little Gallery.

When you have finished the story journey you can play in Pippi Longstocking's house, also designed by Marit.

But much more goes on in Junibacken. There are theatre performances and exhibitions based on various characters in children's books, by Astrid Lindgren and others.

Marit was artistic adviser and designer at Junibacken until 2010. From 2014 she is responsible for a thorough renovation of all the scenes of the story journey.