Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus

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  • August 17, 2017
    We arrived at the Museum with a flood and we have refugees inside the Museum. Huge and somewhat distracting. Brilliant movies sights on prehistoric characters on the steps before joining real. Inside there are several interactive points for children. Nice idea of objects that speak of the character to which they belong, obviously all in English or Danish, to present the history of the Vikings. Interesting "blind" with elmo and bowhunting. Your we is full of people so it takes longer to visit it at least it takes about 3 hours. Being Sunday there were too many people to be able to even approach the Museum's cafeteria with a panoramic terrace. Impressive conservation status Grauballe man, bog body more famous in the world. The mummy is well preserved, with nails and hair, fingers, shaving, hair and skin with colors altered by time and prolonged immersion in the swamp. Grauballe man's death is due to the cut throat, even though the body has fractured skull and leg. The reason for his murder is unknown. It is thought to have been sacrificed or who has been the victim of an execution because of some offense accomplished. Carbon 14 dating established that death dates back to 290 BC. It seems he was a man of about 30 years in good physical health. As soon as the clouds have given respite we moved on foot, but you can also do it by car, 2 km from the Viking Museum at sea, Moot. The Viking Moot is an event that is made every year. Whole families with children in tow, moved here to live as in the days of the Vikings for 3 days. in the mud and hygienic conditions not too precise. We ate a hot dog on site, for the more adventurous there are concoctions of Viking recipes. Of course beer and cider! The ticket price includes the Museum and costs dkk 140 for adults while children are free. I recommend walking shoes (better galoshes) umbrella and k-wey for rain and mud. The sea is 2 steps for those wishing to join the Danes to bathe ...
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  • August 16, 2017
    It's a ride out of the city (just south) but a real treat, stunningly designed outside and in, with fascinating displays. This year it also houses one of the main Aarhus 2017 pieces. It has views, par...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    It's really a very fascinating museum not only for what is in but also for the architecture and for how piecies are shown. A lot of explaination in video but only in danish (eventually sutitled in eng...  more »
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  • May 29, 2017
    The best museum I have visited in DK so far. Great interactive exhibitions, which requires commitment. Interesting movies. Not only about Vikings. Made in a clever way, nicely told story about humans, and for humans - small, and adult. There is even more - the restaurant inside offers really tasty dishes, and a good beer. Everything reasonably priced. I'm sure that I will come back to this place.
  • June 12, 2017
    Extremely well done and a great experience. The new Stone Age exhibition was immersive and provided a great sense of the culture of that time. Nonetheless, my favorite part was the Iron Age exhibition and the multi-media experience of the battle between two armies.
  • June 9, 2017
    I could spend a full day here. One of the best archaeological museum ever visited,great explanation of archaeological works. Count hours here....our 8yo child loved it as well
  • May 24, 2017
    A very beautiful and modern museum. The exhibits are extremely well designed, very interesting and easy to follow. Highly recommended for those with an interest in anthropology or history.
  • June 13, 2017
    We went to see the outdoor theater of Røde Orm. It was a great play and the execution was very well planned. We had no problems with entry, finding a parking space, finding our seats and exiting again afterwards. All in words I can definitely recommend going and bringing family.

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For a price, you can stay close to the main sights of this charming city at one of the many hotels located in Aarhus' historical old town. While it may feel like a romantic small town with its cobbled streets, accommodations here, especially centrally located options or hotels along the marina, are just as expensive as in many other Scandinavian cities. Moderately priced hotels and hostels are limited, so if you are traveling on a budget, book early at a spot outside the city center. For nature lovers passing through the city, there are also campgrounds located near Aarhus in the beautiful surrounding forests.
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