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Den Gamle By, Aarhus

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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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  • Nice trip with good stories, much to learn. Fun to get into the different time zones. Can clearly recommend from here.
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  • Remember good shoes, and a packed lunch, it takes time to get through, and eateries can be found only in Patisserie form, after all, and so a hopeless hot dog stand.
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  • Are you in Aarhus with the kids-so is a visit to the city in the town of all the money worth:-) There are cosy cafes, museums and lots of exhibitions which can relate different time pockets up through time. Especially 70 's town is a gem if you're from back then ... .... Are worth:-)
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  • Amazing place! Love the variation and lots of things to see and experience. Don't miss out on the great cakes from the old barkery. I recommend their studenterbrød. Was fun to see the stuff from the 70s - some of it reminded me of my childhood.
  • What a wonderful walking museum! The buildings have been moved here from other parts of Denmark to create a small, walkable history. You can go inside many of the buildings. In the 1970s portion, there is a poster museum (mainly about Christiania) and a one-room clock exhibit on the bottom floor. There is a very well done toy museum, as well, telling the story of toys since the Renaissance. The current special exhibition is on the history of children's television. You also walk through buildings from the 17th-19th centuries, seeing what exteriors and interiors were like, including some gardens. There are a couple of cafes, a couple of bakeries, and a small gift shop. There are a couple of buildings in the works. Overall so glad I went.
  • Good place. Entry is at 130 DKK for adults. The place is really huge so would recommend to spend more than half a day to make it worth it. The place also has cafes within.
  • Great place and athmosphere. Don't forget to taste some Danish cakes (there is one liitle confectionery) and traditional food at the restaurant.
  • If you have kids in a stroller it's best to have big wheels for the stone roads and walkways.