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Den Gamle By

Viborgvej 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
+45 86 12 31 88
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Ranked #1 of 107 Attractions in Aarhus
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The best time of year to go to the old town is at christmas time. You will get an experience which implies wonderfull small shops, cozy surroundings and lovely traditionel Danish foods and sweets! You should not miss this aesthetic experience !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

we spent a really nice time walking by the old town. Met very friendly people, bought so many Danish souvenirs.

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This attraction gives an interactive and unique look into Denmark's history. This is definitely a must-see. Great for kids and easy to navigate and understand for English-only speakers.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A great place with a great atmosphere. They have done a great job on creating a feeling of the old environment - especially with the actors living themselves into their roles. Their new 70's area is great as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A visit to aarhus would probably be incomplete without visiting the old town. it was well worth the 110 krones as not only did they have historical buildings but various exhibitions. It allows visitors to go into quite many of the buildings and some even had items for sale. Seeing the dressed up employees going about their daily routine as... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

an excellent relaxing trip out, with lots of things to see, all close to town, and in a very pretty setting.

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

To be honest, this wasn't the attraction I was looking forward to the most in Århus. I was very surprised once I arrived. I didn't really know what an open museum was. It was gorgeous, even if the weather wasn't the greatest. There was something interesting to see in every corner. There were so many buildings you could enter and... More

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Soest, The Netherlands
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14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The best museum in town. I'm biased, for I used to work here! Seriously though, if you want to learn about Danish culture and Danish Urban History, this is a good place to start!

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Galway, Ireland
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42 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

As the other reviews state, this is Ye Olde Denmark. Everything from the milliner's workshop to the pharmacy is on display here. I have visited similar reincarnations of this concept, Den Gamle By is excellent value. We made the mistake of thinking we could fly through it in an hour or two: wrong. There is loads to see, the inventory... More

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