The Open Air Museum, Copenhagen

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Learn about the history of agriculture by exploring rural buildings from all regions of Denmark at The Open Air Museum. More than 50 buildings dating from 1650-1940 have been moved, brick by brick, from their original locations to the museum grounds. See manor houses, farms, mills, and workshops. A guild of volunteers operates regularly on some of the six mills. Look for an island farmhouse roofed with kelp. The museum also features 25 historic gardens and cultural landscapes, as well as old Danish breeds of livestock. Choose a memento from a selection of textiles and jewelry based on old-fashioned designs at the museum shop. On busy days, use the larger parking at the northern entrance. To visit The Open Air Museum on your trip to Copenhagen, use our Copenhagen online trip itinerary planner .
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  • I really enjoyed the Open Air Musuem in Oslo so was very excited about visiting this one. The exteriors are interesting but the interiors are not decorated accurately according to the century the buil...  more »
  • It's a nice place where you can see how the people in different centuries lived. Interesting are also the lane with shops doctors and a pharmacy from the beginning of the 20th century. Unfortunately w...  more »
  • There you can spend a day or so. However, it will be a good idea to bring a packed lunch and drinks, as there are many beautiful places to eat lunch. Nice and well maintained areas. Very informative.
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  • This is a really fantastic nice place ,for the whole family , all the old houses from different parts of Denmark ,have been taken down and have been rebuilt here ! The land it is on is so calm and you can bring a picnic and enjoy it while you´re thinking about what you have seen already ! Have been here 8 times and I just don´t get tirred of it !
  • An ideal museum for those interested in folk museums or just seeing how Danish people lived in the past. The buildings and their contents are well conserved and the general layout of the folk park is superb. The parkland is a perfect showcase to explore past Danish rural life and is not overly saturated with information. It is signposted in both Danish and English languages. Information booklets are available in the museum shop for those wishing to learn more details about Danish living. It is an ideal place to visit with children too. Accessible from the city centre by bus to the door or by train with a 10 walk. Allow a full day for a visit you won't forget. I highly recommend it.
  • Great historical experience and very kids friendly link.
  • A train ride away from Copenhagen but well worth the visit. We grabbed a wagon and explored the various dwellings from Denmark's past. We enjoyed the activities for the children, including a pony ride, and a silent show. We also explored the gardens and seeing the inside of the more modern dwellings.
  • I really admire how awesome the preservation of those historical building is! Besides the atmosphere in the park is so unique, relaxing and enjoyable.

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Most of the hotels in Copenhagen are located in the central Vesterbro or hip Indre By areas, though there are many more adventurous (and somewhat more affordable) places to stay during your vacation. As in the rest of Denmark, accommodations in Copenhagen are quite expensive. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider camping along the Mølleå River or staying in one of the city's many backpacker hostels. If you prefer an inexpensive hotel, explore options in the Helgolandsgade and Colbjørnsensgade neighborhoods. For a taste of Denmark's art scene, head to the up-and-coming Kongens Nytorv and Nyhavn areas. Travelers who like to stay outside of the main tourist areas should set their sights on one of the city's suburbs, like the northern section where you can stay at a beachfront hotel or on a houseboat.
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