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Den Gamle By, Aarhus

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
Take a step back in time with a visit to Den Gamle By. Opened in 1914, this outdoor tourist attraction explores various aspects of Danish town culture, featuring a complex of 75 historic buildings. As you stroll through this recreation of a small town, look in on the blacksmith's shop, grocery store, post office, theater, and school. Be sure to visit the toy museum, noted for displaying more than 6,000 playthings produced during the 19th and 20th centuries. Across the museum grounds, you can also find several diners and cafes that also house small exhibits showcasing the working methods of ordinary Danish townspeople. Using our international travel planner, Aarhus attractions like Den Gamle By can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The open-air museum is absolutely worth a visit - great backdrop and super preserved old houses! So, history is fun. Be sure to go!
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  • A very beautiful "village" that showcases wonderfully typical architecture and way of life to the Denmark. A great ride for all ages. Don't miss if you're in the area...
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  • A very long time since we last have been here. A pleasant visit, but missed, however, several workshops
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  • Nice museum under the open sky. There you can see houses all over the Denmark from past 5 centuries. Great atmosphere, cozy café and nice shops. The best for me was student's apartment in one of the buildings. During the year different prices for the entrance, so better plan your visit in advance.
  • surprisingly fun for children, great location and large enough to spend a few hours. Kids go free!
  • It is like stepping in a Time Machine. The reconstructions are perfect, and the streets are populated with people in costumes and in character. Come early and spend the whole day!
  • Lovely recreation of an old town. Make sure to talk to the actors to find out interesting stories.
  • Great way of having a museum but lacks reason to come again. Also if possible try to visit when the weather is nice as the experience is highly affected by it.
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