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Den Gamle By

Address: Viborgvej 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 86 12 31 88
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Ranked #1 of 98 Attractions in Aarhus
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

A marvelous collection of historical homes and shops from different ages in Denmark, from old medieval houses to modern day shops. All those buildings are real and were carefully, painstakingly moved from its original locations in whole Denmark to this place, composing a chamed town which has from small artisan shops to old pharmacies to modern exhibition halls to... many... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Fascinating look at times gone by! Superb museum, so much to see. Leave plenty of time to see it all - at least 3 hours - as its huge (we ran out of time!). Not suitable for those with reduce mobility - lots of cobbles and stairs. English descriptions throughout. Good value for the entrance fee compared to other prices... More 

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Pune
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I planned a visit to Den Gamle by or the Old town, as some of my Danish colleagues had suggested, however it was a disappointment from an overall experience perspective. Even the souvenir shop is not well equipped. Its probably more fun for the growing kids, as they would be able to visualize how people used to live historically. For... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have never before experienced such a wonderful “interactive museum”. So much love for detail. We spend the whole day there, walking around the small streets packed with history and culture. There are so many things to discover. It really felt like dipping into past times. Amazing!!!

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Tucson - Eugene
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were not expecting as much as we saw here. The old buildings have been moved here over the years and reconstructed. We were very surprised to see how early this started, in the early 1900s. The buildings and furnishings are interesting, but two things stand out. One, there are actors playing roles in some of the buildings. They explain... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The very best collection of half timbered thatched roof cottages in Denmark. IT is like stepping back in time, with staff dressing up in old world clothes to add to the authenticity. There are horse drawn carriage rides, plenty of eating spots in old world buildings, old time chemist shops, and in winter, a Christmas market. When we visited, a... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you ever feel curious about what old Denmark looks like, you have to go to this place. It's exactly a little town with live experience in it. The staffs are dressed as old people who came from 18 century, the food are great, and there are some sort of mannequin that reflected the people. It is a bit boring... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Visiting this place is really a treat for anyone who's into historic sights, old buildings and paying way too much for a place that doesn't really offer much other than look but don't touch. We visited this place during Christmas period in the mid 90s and now recently, I must confess, something really didn't turn out well throughout the years.... More 

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Lotte W, Marketingkoordinator at Den Gamle By, responded to this review

Dear Firebender We are so sorry to hear, that you have had a bad experience here in Den Gamle By. You mention that you couldn’t find anything of interest in our souvenir shops. We strive to have something for most people in different price ranges. We work very hard to have a combination of product that have a historic reference... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you want to get back to olden days of Denmark, then go for it. You will walk around the streets and can go inside the old buildings, its attractive during Christmas, with some special decorations. A funny Julhus is a must visit inside.

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Soest, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This beautiful museum not only contained houses from long ago but also had a 1974 section with shops that bring the somewhat older people back into their younger years. We liked the different exhibitions and enjoyed this view on old Arhus very much

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