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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 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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  • Almost a "must" when one is in Århus. A fascinating encounter with the old days. Impressive exhibition and city environment from different time epochs up until our time. Very well preserved building complex with contemporary exhibitions. Fun return to the recent past 60-80 's with many things that one can nod recognition at. Would definitely recommend a visit here.
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  • Spent an afternoon at Den Gambly By in the pouring rain- but I still had a good time. They staff were really nice and I enjoyed the tour I was on. Fun way to learn about past Danish life. Buildings/to...  more »
  • Review the old shops of photographs of 70 years with all those beautiful colour films, old stereos filled with buttons ... A green volkswagen beetle. A beautiful blast from the past. It's worth it
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  • In '' den Gamle By'' you can see how Danes lived through the centuries. The buildings from different centuries have been moved here and the story beyond every building has been brought to the visitor. During my visit there Queen of Denmark's Dresses were displayed in an exhibition and I must say her dress recycling skills may impress the world, considering that today's world is so fuelled with the desire to buy more and more. It was a delight to visit this almost open museum like attraction. I would recommend taking an entire day off to thoroughly visit the den Gamle By.
  • Nice place to slowly stroll through and appreciate the common houses of the past. There is a museum which displays 1200 years of Aarhus which is truly worth visiting. It has a lot of interactive exhibits and a lot of information about the city and how the modern city came to be. You can easily spend the whole day here.
  • Great place! A must see in Aarhus for sure and you must try something at the bakeries! Love the live actors as well. Such a great touch. A bit expensive unless you’re a student, but not something you can see elsewhere.
  • An amazing and comprehensive open air museum with beautiful heritage buildings from all parts of Denmark. It now also encompasses a great underground 'city of Aarhus' museum. Through interactive displays and novel museum techniques, it tells the city's history from the early Vikings to present day. Over the years I have brought many friends and family members to Den Gamle By and recommend it without hesitation. In my experience, it is a place that appeals to all ages and I feel it is a must if visiting Aarhus!
  • As both a local and a tourist Den Gamle By is a nice and i interesting sight to visit in Aarhus. The old buildings are beautiful to walk between and explore and the staff dressed in old traditional clothing makes the whole trip feel more authentic. Den Gamle By is a nice mixture of culture and fun and offers alot of activities for children as well. Definitely worth a visit!
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