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Den Gamle By

Viborgvej 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
+45 86 12 31 88
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This place is unreal

Wow, I can't recommend this place enough. The detail that has been put into this is superb. This... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2016
Malevich92
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London, United Kingdom
Old time Denmark

This was our second time in Den Gamle By. It is much better in the summer of course. It is lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2016
B D
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Brussels, Belgium
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old town” (111 reviews)
“open air museum” (59 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Viborgvej 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Wow, I can't recommend this place enough. The detail that has been put into this is superb. This sounds very cheesy and I feel a bit ridiculous saying this, but it was literally like stepping back in time. My favourite part was the 1974 bit,...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2016

This was our second time in Den Gamle By. It is much better in the summer of course. It is lovely old time buildings, things which were done then. We went on easter Monday. Children activities were very good. They made some old Danish sweet....More

Thank B D
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

We went in the off season but it is fun to see the very old buildings. As a Canadian, I found the history fascinating. They have very old buildings and some more contemporary buildings that you can go through and see how people lived in...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2016

I'm so happy,that we went to this open air museum,so many historical buildings,brought from all over Denmark. the entry fee is nearly 19 euros, but is worth every euro :) you will get many postcard pictures,because the open air museum is quite big and so...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

You can go through the history of Denmark, literally. Hours of walking between and inside of beautiful buildings. Hired actors, detailed deceptions and hundreds of details make this place a must see in Denmark.

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Reviewed 24 March 2016

This Old Town is an open air museum and a recreated typical Danish town of 19th century; a very great place to visit and easily spend a day in Aarhus. You can experience the history of Denmark from 3 different periods - 1800, 1910, 1975....More

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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

A great day even though it was cold! Christmas in the old city is so nice! Seeing the people dressed like back then, acting and talking to you was fun.. The new part of the city, where you can visit 70's apartments and go to...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2016

Den Gamle By is one of my favourite open-air museum. Here you can see Denmark's many houses in different time zone. You can come inside to some of the houses and ask questions about it and see the staffs are dressed up in old days...More

Thank realaristocrat
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

It was a cold rainy/snowy day when we walked in. But it did not take us long to forget this as we read about the buildings, the history and the way of life. This town is set up so well to allow one to walk...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Great way of spending a couple of hours in Århus. Often special events and so fun walking around in the different time 'zones'. All houses are different and you can go inside most of them and people are dressed up and selling stuff like in...More

Thank Trine T
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treaderz
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Response from Marc S | Reviewed this property |
30 minutes and a beautiful walk.
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Response from Lotte W | Property representative |
Dear Gallagher On the 19th of March there will be some living history - the shops in the 1927 quarter will be open and the housewife in 1927 will be working in her kitchen. You can also enter more than 80 houses and flats... More
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