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Den Gamle By

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One of the main attractions in Aarhus. It gets even better around the Christmas time, when... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Aarhus, Denmark
Living museum

So much fun to explore this really unique and interactive place. Even on the weekend it wasn’t too... read more

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“open air museum”(63 reviews)
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Viborgvej 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the main attractions in Aarhus. It gets even better around the Christmas time, when Christmas related attractions are introduced and Danish students can enter for free :)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun to explore this really unique and interactive place. Even on the weekend it wasn’t too crowded and there was plenty of space to enjoy each exhibit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Den Gamble By two times and I find it a unique experience. It offers a variety of activities (museum, food stands, small shops) and it feels like living in the host of Denmark. Great place to spend a weekend day with family...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice illustration of old houses and the way people were living/working 200 hundred years ago. Must visit to better understand Denmark's culture.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a living history museum in the heart of the city of Aarhus. Original buildings have been brought from all over to recreate a village from the 1700’s, 1800’ and 1900’s. Some workers are dressed in costumes of the period. Food, beverages, toilets, miniscooters...More

Thank susieQ304
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They keep on improving "the old town" in Arhus. I've been here many times (once lived in Arhus for a few years with my young family) I was back on holidays over Xmas last year, and was very happy to walk through the 1960's-70's installation...More

Thank sunseeker2016
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is a must while in Aarhus! Be prepare and comfortable to walk for at least 3 hours! Very entertaining way to learn about 300 years of Danish history. The interactive way this museum is designed will definitely transport you through time. The 1974 flats,...More

Thank Cosmic_Elf
Reviewed 8 October 2018

I'm not entirely sure why some previous reviews have rated it so poorly as I thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Den Gamle By. First of all, yes there is contruction going on at one end, but those parts that were open were fantastic. I...More

Thank nardiagolder
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Try this out, from 1700- up to 1974 in one place. You get the history and can view hos people lived back in old days. Looking at old toys and got super memories back in time. but the must fun was the new 1974 area,...More

Thank Peterrh58
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is a great place to visit. So much history as to living conditions and how people lived back in time. There was the Eilschou Almhouses where Hans Christian Andersen visited. There was a toy museum, a presentation of costumes from the Queen’s wardrobe as...More

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Mary B
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Dear Mary, If you visit our museum in july or august there will be 3 restaurants open. If you visit us in june or september there will be one restaurant open. You can get different kinds of traditional danish food. Here at... More
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Response from Lotte W | Property representative |
From the port to Den Gamle By you can easily use a wheelchair. In Den Gamle By, there are cobblestone and some of the houses have serveral storeys or steps up to the front door. The quarter from the 1970's is more... More
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Response from Marc S | Reviewed this property |
30 minutes and a beautiful walk.
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