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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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  • A extensive collection of old relocated Danish buildings from all over the country. Most have been decorated in a period era with many live actors playing their role and manikins occupying a place. Lo...  more »
  • Lovely place to explore local history & way of living in the past :-) love the fact that it's a live museum in which there are real people cooking & making stuffs as how they did it in the old days  more »
  • A very interesting museum, in many floors, with sculptures, thought-provoking installations, paintings classic and modern. A must visit place for those visiting Aarhus. The temporary exhibition of gar...  more »
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  • Nice old town where you can spend some hours. Offers foods and snacks, and has toilets. Souvenir stores inside, some of them has really random stuff, like a pillow with a "no to atomic power" statment. Fun for all ages. All in all, worth a visit!
  • One of the most beautiful living history museums I have visited. The unique part is that they also have a dedicated section on more recent architecture and lifestyles including the 70's and 80's. Currently they are preparing a major addition focussing on the 21st century so the museum stays relevant.
  • beautiful, re-created old town with buildings transported from many parts of Denmark. A living museum with many demonstrations of old arts and crafts. An absolute must-see. Can easily spend several hours wandering the streets and buildings
  • The Old Town is reminisces about old times. Walking around the city is really nice.
  • Great place for a day out and I live the 70's section. Not overpriced.