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The Old Town, National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture

Viborgvej 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
+45 86 12 31 88
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Ranked #1 of 107 attractions in Aarhus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Ljubljana,Slovenia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This is a must, when you are in Copenhagen. Very , very beautiful open air museum,and one of the largest in the world. Beautiful houses,barns,and everything that combines living in certan century. There are animal around the place,pigs,ducks,horses...like in real life. You also can have your own picnic,just bring a picnic bag and enjoy. You shoul take 1 day trip... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A well designed and very cute. But the entrance fee actually felt a little hefty. Makes Skansen in Stockholm feel like real good value

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Andorra la Vella Parish, Andorra
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Den Gamle By is a walk through time. It is a great place to wander for hours and immerse oneself in Danish life from the 18th century on. We spent a whole afternoon there. I especially liked the little bakery's offerings: delicious. Don't forget the camera!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We paid a visit to the ancient town located in Aarhus. I have visited the place some ten years ago and found it a bit dull at that time, but I got really surprised in a positive manor this time. They have recently updated the houses, shops and living standards to also include the seventies. And that made all the... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The old town is a very lovely place you can spend hours to walk around. Plus there are a 70's appartments and shops reconstitution extremely well made and instructive! Advice : bring your own lunch with you.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were expecting a traditional open air museum and it was just that, and a fine one indeed ---but it was also much more. First of all unlike others we know (in Holland for instance) they had actors, not just showing the trades of the era, but also enacting stories from everyday life. they were in Danish, but the kindly... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

what a wonderfull visit! You are really live transported in different times of the Danish history, from the 18th century to the 70s. Unfortunately, the 70s area was under construction, so that only a few streets were open. People in period costumes make the whole visit more real, you can see people cooking pancakes in ancient fire places (there are... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

This was our second visit to Den Gamble By, the first being some years ago. Much improved. You need to allow several hours to explore it. So much to see in this amazing collection of old buildings. Lots of folks in costume to help you appreciate the various trades. You'll want to go back again.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place is so full of history and charm that you can stay for hours. I would recommend to everyone visiting Århus. I visited with my family as child, and loved it, and now as an adult and I still loves it.

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Geelong, Australia
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60 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a brilliant effort of shifting authentic historial buildings and creating an old Danish town at this museum. Wonderful to walk through, many old houses and business to walk in to and look at relics of the past. Really well done.

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