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Den Gamle By

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Address: Viborgvej 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
Phone Number: +45 86 12 31 88
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Walking down the streets of historical Aarhus and seeing all those people wearing traditional clothes and really playing thei roles, original architecture, carriages with horses... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bratislava, Slovakia
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking down the streets of historical Aarhus and seeing all those people wearing traditional clothes and really playing thei roles, original architecture, carriages with horses, stone-paths, children playing simple games of old times. Everything as it was in the past! Incredible experience and a real must when visiting Aarhus!

Thank AdriZLima
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan a full day for this outstanding living museum experience in the art of Aarhus. Expect to walk all day but it is worth it to travel through time from the late 1600's to the present day. Shops, exhibits, people in costumes, a court yard with vendors from the period and much more. It is amazing that someone had the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely walk to soak yourself into history and get a feel of what the city looked like in old times. Meal options inside are limited and not great, I will recommend hitting the bakery for a snack instead.

Thank SKataria
Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing how they replicated the entire town over. Amazing how the workers really live up to their role play. Amazing the handicraft old women really made - made Denmark special. Truly enjoyed the day. Strongly recommended. Excellent customer service !!!

Thank livetoeatworktoenjoy
Adelaide, Australia
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68 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great for an Australian tourist like me to learn a bit more about Danish culture and history. Stepping back in time to the old town was a great way to spend a few hours. The bakery looked amazing too!

Thank ElizasTravels
Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This "village" offers an insight of how the Danes lived in times gone by. It covers three periods of history. Just nice to wander around and look at the houses, shops and other settings that belonged to an older era.

Thank Rae S
Lund, Sweden
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our visit, definitely worth it. Outdoor and indoor museum, with people dressed up and acting in specific roles. Friendly and entertaining.

Thank AmaliaFou
Olivos, Argentina
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outsatnding replica of a medieval village and a town of the 1970's!!! In the medieval village you can see all the trades of the time replicated with enough rigor. Outstanding buildings that you can visit. Likewise in the 1970 town; you can observe an original VW Beatle of those years as well as an authentic Velosolex (the french motorcycle bike).... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be submerged in an old living style in one of Danish City in 1800th. Den Gamle By, definitely is the place to understand further of culture and living of a town. This is my second visit. Now Den Gamly By has new display of 1970s too. It was interesting, try the old phones in the building where there is of... More 

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55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

It's a very nice and big museum. If you want to learn something about the early Danish days and especially the houses it's a must see. Also great for kids.

Thank rinkster123

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