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Den Gamle By

Viborgvej 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
+45 86 12 31 88
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Must watch to Aarhus

I went twice here, in 2014 and now with my family in Dec,2017. This a very nice concept to know how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
s g
via mobile
An excellent way to spend a half day

Something here for all ages, as you move through the time experiencing simulated real life... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“old town” (111 reviews)
“open air museum” (59 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Viborgvej 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
+45 86 12 31 88
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went twice here, in 2014 and now with my family in Dec,2017. This a very nice concept to know how Aarhus is built-up from old age to Today's one. It has place for children to play. You can have a ride on a horse...More

Thank s g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something here for all ages, as you move through the time experiencing simulated real life situations. Nice little café in the middle for lunch.

Thank Yorkie66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice collection of old houses rebuilt like a film set. The impression for the visitor is like going back in time as the buildings and streets are populated by actors wearing old costumes and giving rides in horses and carriages. It is...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice area where many buildings have been re-built (copy of the originals from all over Denmark). A bit expensive but definitely it is worth it

Thank Mascigab13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very surprised how fantastic this place was. For friends or family trip it is just great. You will also enjoyed by your own. Den Gamle By' or the Old Town is a charming place/attraction journey back in history in the city of Aarhus....More

Thank Ricardo n
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Den Gamle By in Aarhus in Denmark is a large family-friendly open-air museum with typical historic old town buildings from the 1700s. Around 75 buildings here showed Danish town life in bygone years. Buildings range from poorhouses to noble town palaces with many open to...More

Thank missAlisonGraham
Reviewed 20 November 2017

I have always enjoyed visiting Den Gamle By since childhood. It had been at least 10 years since my last visit and the new exhibits added (especially the underground history of Aarhus) make this even harder to see everything in a full day.

Thank TroySea
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to 'the old city'. The only thing that would've made the visit any more enjoyable would have been to have our grandkids with us. It's pretty amazing what they've done to re-create 3 different time periods in Danish history. A...More

Thank geepmeyer
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We had a beak here exploring the museum, hot chocolate was exceptional, not sweet, perfect, along with the cake of the day, would recommend this place, Unfortunately we were unable to buy any chocolate to take make at home.

Thank faa234
Reviewed 7 November 2017

i thought this was going to be more fun for families with kids, but it was done well, with people dressed in suitable period costumes on hand to offer more information.

Thank greedigirl
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Marc S | Reviewed this property |
30 minutes and a beautiful walk.
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12 March 2017|
Response from Lotte W | Property representative |
Dear Gallagher On the 19th of March there will be some living history - the shops in the 1927 quarter will be open and the housewife in 1927 will be working in her kitchen. You can also enter more than 80 houses and flats... More
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29 July 2016|
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Response from Lotte W | Property representative |
Dear Haldborg. The entry fee is 135,- DKK for adults. Children until 18 years do not pay entrance fees. Hope you have a great visit. Lotte Den Gamle By
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