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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 109 attractions in Aarhus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Paris, France
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140 reviews 140 reviews
26 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Take half a day to visit that comprehensive collection of reconstructed farmhouses and urban villas of Denmark and bring the children !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was my second visit here. I must say that I love it. The first time I visited the new 70's area had not been built and my children were young. We enjoyed it then but this time with the new additions and my older teenage children we loved it even more. So athuntic and just a nice place to... More

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I don't particularly enjoy re-enactment places and studiously avoided it on my first visit to Aarhus but ended up going with children one day as an activity. For what it is it's exceptionally well done. The buildings are authentic. It's quite extensive and attractive - and best of all, nothing distracts. There's nothing commercial or cheesy about it. I would... More

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Aarhus, Denmark
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A place to visit at least one time. Everything is different than the normal life and you can join a new experience in an old time

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Really lovely museum, my kids loved the old houses walking around as if it was "the olden days". Horse and cart ride was expensive but a good way to get a feel for the whole site before you walk round. Very helpful staff, clean facilities etc. Only problem was that the olde cobbled streets were absolutely awful to go over... More

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Ljubljana,Slovenia
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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