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Den Gamle By

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Address: Viborgvej 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
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+45 86 12 31 88
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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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There were to parts of Den Gamle By. The 70s and 20s. You can go in and explore each building. You just can't get bored. In the 70s there were old fashioned phones in each... read more

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Kildare, Ireland
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Kildare, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There were to parts of Den Gamle By. The 70s and 20s. You can go in and explore each building. You just can't get bored. In the 70s there were old fashioned phones in each building. You could ring other places like the hairdressers or the bookshop etc. In the 20s there was old bakery's that were open and running.... More 

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Randers, Denmark
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Its a nice place and Its really worth it for the right people on the right day. Not really good for rainy days or people not into history, but otherwise its a really nice experience. Staff are very thin on the ground, but very nice. It could do with a few more toilets.

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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a really fun experience. Would definitely recommend for families and friends who would like to see what life was like in Denmark more than 100 years ago. You can buy stuff, and see people dressed to fit in. It's really fun and cozy. You can also bring your own food and do a picnic.

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Copenhagen
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here with our kids and the whole family loved it! Not only the buildings feel very realistic, but there were also actors who were in their roles as people who lived in the 18th century. Also very nice touch with all the cafes and other places to eat. Personally I think the part from 1974 was fantastic, but... More 

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Ullerslev, Denmark
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited "Den gamle by" with family and children, and they all enjoyed the day. Most interesting during the high season when all the workshops are live. Furnished homes are most interesting, as you get a picture of how it was in the old days.

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having shops stocked and workshops with equipment in them, plus homes furnished reflecting the time period, makes it very real and very interesting. In fact the focus on three eras is very clever. And if you are a certain age, the 1970s era properties are scarily familiar... The all year cafe is good and I would imagine that in season,... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charming and interesting old city parts. Nice and educational at the same time. High seasons the workshops are live. Expencive entrance (18€!) but one can enter for free in evening when 'closed' -quite nice in the northern bright summer evenings.

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Adelaide, Australia
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265 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great tourist destination but you need to allow at least the whole day to enjoy it all. It was our first visit and I want to return to see what I missed.

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London, United Kingdom
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296 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an open air museum meaning ' The Old Town' in Danish and is located in the botanical gardens. It was opened in 1914 and was the world's first open-air museum. There are 75 historical buildings, some from as far back as the 16th century, and collected from all over Denmark. Divided into time zones, there are workshops, a... More 

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Horsens, Denmark
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If there is one place to visit whilst you're in Jutland, this is it. Den Gamle By is a full of historical buildings that have been relocated to the heart of Aarhus to create a living museum. Many of the buildings can be entered and are full of exhibits and period furniture. There a volunteers wandering round in period dress... More 

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