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Den Gamle By

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I cannot stress how immensely we enjoyed our day at Den Gamle By. "Recommended time 3 hours... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Back in time

The tour of the museum took us through history. The evolution of architecture and of societies is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I cannot stress how immensely we enjoyed our day at Den Gamle By. "Recommended time 3 hours" - well, we spent over six and still felt we could have seen more. Well laid out travel through time culminating in the 1970s, where you can take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JuliaB605
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour of the museum took us through history. The evolution of architecture and of societies is well captured by this museum. There are buildings, such as bakeries, bars or shops, which are representative for their times and inside you can find people dressed accordingly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LauraN4130
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful old houses and buildings moved here to avoid falling to the developers. Quaint and full of interesting artifacts to show how the Danes have lived over the last centuries. The Christmas period is a nice time to go, but crowds make parking difficult. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

This open-air museum brings time-traveling experience to a whole new level. Whilst most history museums brings you back in time virtually, this museum lets you experience what it is like to live in the past, with actual furnished buildings from the past complete with horse...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is a great history lesson of the way Danish people lived in the past 4 centuries. I usually visit it during an event like Christmas, where the "exhibition" gets some live action role playing characters (English speaking as well) and some festive merchandise that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Denmark through the ages, 4 specific time periods most recently the 1970s is such a fun day. From visit 70s bakeries and convenience stores, to an actual history of Aarhus exhibition starting with the Viking period and how it was first called Aros before the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Step into Den Gamle By and see how the houses and people looked like in Denmark back in the 1800 and forward.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 November 2018

I must admit I have enjoyed the place more than a little child. Exploring all the houses from basement to attic, looking into other people's lives, tasting, smelling, hearing...so interactive, so much to see and try. Live actors on site, shops, restaurants, all wrapped up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Blodenwedd
Reviewed 7 November 2018

One of the main attractions in Aarhus. It gets even better around the Christmas time, when Christmas related attractions are introduced and Danish students can enter for free :)

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Cosmopolitan771723
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

So much fun to explore this really unique and interactive place. Even on the weekend it wasn’t too crowded and there was plenty of space to enjoy each exhibit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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25 May 2018|
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Dear Mary, If you visit our museum in july or august there will be 3 restaurants open. If you visit us in june or september there will be one restaurant open. You can get different kinds of traditional danish food. Here at... More
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From the port to Den Gamle By you can easily use a wheelchair. In Den Gamle By, there are cobblestone and some of the houses have serveral storeys or steps up to the front door. The quarter from the 1970's is more... More
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30 minutes and a beautiful walk.
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