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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 99 Attractions in Aarhus
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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 NEW

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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Aarhus
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visit the old houses and see how people lived hundred of years ago, and now also an area of the town with focus on 60-70ies. Fun to visit the hippie commune. And at christmas there is special exhibitions. Great for younger children.

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Uldum, Denmark
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Again I went to Aarhus for the first advent visit to Den Gamle By, (the old village). And again I wasn't disapointed. So funny to shop in the old shops, like the baker og the old grossery store. Old time candy and old time bread and cakes, as always I bought too much. This time I had lunch in Simonsens... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a must see from the early morning all day long. Breathe the atmosphere of old Denmark as from the 1800. Real essence and very well done. Personnel acts and clothes from the early ages. A must see

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I have always loved seeing how people lived in the past since my first vacation to Williamsburg at 8 years old. Den Gamle By does not disappoint. It was great to stroll the cobblestone streets and see how the Danish people lived several centuries ago. It is well laid out and landscaped and some of the buildings have people in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This place is worth visiting whether alone, a couple or family with kids. The museum display old style houses and you can enter and see all the details. In some houses, staff are dressed in clothes matching the house and play a kind of theater for you to even better understand the time you are visiting. The place is gorgeous.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Take a look at how the Danes lived when our great grandparents were young. A wonderful range of houses from the poor to the very rich, lots of workshops, shops and tradesmens tools. Something for all ages - kids can even dress up for a day in history... see something special in the new area with houses from the 50's.... More 

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