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“Best living history museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Den Gamle By

Den Gamle By
Ranked #3 of 256 things to do in Aarhus
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Best living history museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

One of the most amazing living history museums we've ever visited (to include Williamsburg and Cardiff, Wales). The pastries at the bakery are outstanding!

Visited November 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

This folk museum was so well done. The museum features period costumed characters, as well as period building from all over Denmark. It was fascinating walking through the Mayor's house in one era, then a 1920's hardware store, then a 1970's electronics store. It was an enjoyable visit, plus it was extremely interesting

Visited November 2012
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“Horse Poop and sprained ankles.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

it's colonial williamsburg..only smaller. What confuses me about this joint is that while i reckon that people walking around in period clothes and the constant chugging around of draught horses with sleighs or carts is neccessary for an old town replica, i don't see the point in paying nearly 20 US dollars to go and stand in line to see what a house looked like 120 years ago in Aarhus, when you can walk two streets over and see the real thing. (there is street called "mollestein" nearby that seems virtualy untouched since the 1700's) or head to any provincial town in Fyn (example: Faaborg) and see the real thing, still operating (only without disgusting samples of black bread, and pig liver pate...).

On the other hand though...if you have nothing better to do than spend money and you have kids or maybe your grandmother with you who doesn't mind walking on cobblestone streets all day and climbing up endlessly sketchy wooden stairs, this is the place for you. I hope she brings her purse and her insoles becaus Christmas time can get pricey, cold, and your feet will look like a horror film after unless she wears sneaks.

Visited December 2012
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“interesting juxtaposition of historical eras”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

For all the hoop;a about this attraction I expected more. There are three periods of history depicted: 1700-1850, 1927, 1974. the 1974 is not complete. This is representation how people in Denmark lived at those times and if that is what you want to see it is fairly good.

Visited October 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Such a beautiful place!! Really gives you the feel of the olden days. Too bad me ans my friends went on a day it was closed, but definitely will be going back next visit to Aarhus.

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