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Address: Viborgvej 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 86 12 31 88
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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A great few hours

We have visited many outdoor museums all over Europe over the years and found this to be better then average. Many buildings to and time periods to walk thru with explanations in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Portland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We have visited many outdoor museums all over Europe over the years and found this to be better then average. Many buildings to and time periods to walk thru with explanations in English in addition to Danish. We were there off season so there were not a lot of activity, however there were period actors in some of the buildings.... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This was in the listing of "10 places you must see in Aarhus", so I made sure to make time to visit. I thought I would spend about an hour there, but it was so interesting and authentic, I was there much longer. Make sure to visit all the different buildings, especially the Mintmaster;s mansion, built in 1683. The entrance... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed this outdoor museum. Lots of restored buildings from different time periods of Danish history. Options for dining (I enjoyed a pastry but did not eat lunch there), characters is period costumes throughout who answer questions and teach you about some of the things you are seeing. My favorite part was the outdoor carnival or fairgrounds where I was... More 

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South Denmark, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

You really cannot go to aarhus and not visit Den gamle by. I loved it , The entrance fee is a bit pricey but once inside you are transported back in time. We had our dog with us and the only disapointing bit was she was not allowed in the houses, so we took it in turn to go into... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

You will really feel immersed in the times of history from 1800 right to the 90s. The actors are inconsipcuous and a lovely surprise when you see one 'going about thier daily tasks' of knitting or baking bread. Entry is pricey but once inside traditional food is reasonable. Plan to have some lunch to break up the viewing - there... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Like a condensed version of Upper Canada Village in Canada but included a section on the 1970s that kind of made me feel old

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Not a bad place to walk around, but it's not a real "Old City" (like in Stockholm). It's just a bunch of (real) old buildings that they moved a reconstructed there. It's OK, but I wouldn't prioritize it over other places (Aros the Art Museum, Moesgaard Museum).

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Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A whole city of old houses from different times. In the summer time there are also actors in that time clothes. I liked new area from 60-ss, where there were rooms of different people, and they were 'telling' how life was for them. The rooms are very realistic! There were interesting shops, like with comics, with hats or with old... More 

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New York
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131 reviews 131 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Amazing step back in time, it was worth every penny. A scenic walk along the canal on the way there. Wear flat and comfortable shoes.

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Norway
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Really a must see if you come to Århus. Old buildings and exhibitions from almost medevial times and up to the 1990ties threw us back in time in a nice fashion. Rally a trip down memory lane. Nice staff, helpful guides and no pushy vendors at all. Go and see!

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