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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  • Great to visit on a sunny day. Great historical place with lots of things to see and with living farm animals as well. I love to bring my son here.
  • We spent hours here exploring the historical houses and we did not even see it all. A great place to visit with family and friends, you can even bring your own food for a picnic lunch. Make sure you go on a sunny day as it is (obviously) mostly outdoors.
  • Great place for getting to know more about Denmark's history and checking out how life was in the past few centuries. There are lots of plants and animals, a windmill, activities for kids and a store. 😄
  • What a fantastic day! The staff are all so friendly and the history is amazing. A great day with the family. Must do!
  • A real atmosphere has been recreated of Danish rural life in the old days. A few more explanations in English would have been a bonus

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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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