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Den Gamle By, Aarhus

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#1 of 355 in Museums in Jutland
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 bakery, pharmacy, merchant's house, and school. Be sure to visit the 70's themed quarters and 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. Plan your visit to Den Gamle By and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Aarhus trip planner .
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  • Many good experiences in this tourist attraction. It's great to get an insight into their way of living both in ancient times and in recent times
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  • Absolutely you have to come by if you are Århus. It is authentic and many spreads exhibitions in houses especially now builds city from 70 '. A time warp.
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  • Had the pleasure of visiting the Old City a late afternoon in May with some colleagues, a walking tour in the cobblestone streets from the 1800 number up to 1970 style. A really good experience with nostalgia as well as good craftsmanship when Denmark is niclest.
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  • Great concept of open air museum where you can literally walk around the history of Denmark and the western world as if you were part of it. It's impressive to start with the middle age and then... arrive to your childhood's time! If you can don't miss it during Christmas time, it's even more special.
  • Den Gamle By in Arhus is a must-see place. Your trip is enough just by visiting this old village. It is like living the life at the "Beauty and the Beast" setting. Ever spot is picture perfect and the best part is, a random villager (baker, etc) will be roaming around the village for you re-live the moment. Such a great place!
  • Amazing open air museum with original historic buiödings from Denmark transferred to this location and arranged in a coherent village. Most of the houses are open for visit with descriptions on their original purpose. In some of the houses you'll find people working in original outfits and selling different things (bakery, book store, cakes, etc). Furthermore, you can visit a museum on the history of Aarhus, which is great. I really recommend a visit!
  • Very nice open museum what is particularly good is the reconstruction of the internal decor or drafts. Games for the kids. You can eat a picnic there after hours if you are in you can carry walking around.
  • Amazing place to see what the old days looked like.... really nice old original buildings with lots of activities going on, definitely worth a visit.
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