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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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well preserved history of denmark takes you back in time , if you have the time should surely go in for a couple of hours

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

well preserved history of denmark takes you back in time , if you have the time should surely go in for a couple of hours

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The buildings are very interesting and it is nice for a wander but costs about DKK 135 to get in. I also think the cafe is pleasant but a bit over-priced.

Thank Mo M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love this place. In the Christmas season, it has a certain charm. In the spring/summer season it has another kind of charm. Don't miss the bakery ;) and have encourage to peek in the houses (especially in the most recent section of the museum it gets interesting - or so I think). My boyfriends loves taking photos of the... More 

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Bridgend, South Wales, UK
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting and pretty open air museum. I thought it would be a bit more hands on, but mainly they are buildings that you can enter but then are faced with perspex screens to look at the interiors from a distance. Information boards outside each building. I found the Toy Museum a disappointment as mainly just a collection of toys behind... More 

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Langley, British Columbia
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the reviews were right! This is a must see when visiting Denmark. Amazing buildings and museum exhibits from the 16th and 17th centuries. Very educational if you are looking for that Denmark history. We found it fascinating. Give yourself at least two hours if you want to experience it all and more time if you want to enjoy any... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most popular museums of Denmark, if you are into history and cobblestones it is a must-see. In season open shops/workshops. Recently a not-so-old-attraction, a popular 1970's section has been added; disturbs old-town idea somewhat, but seeing it will bring back memories to some. Nice, but crowded during summer. Also nice, but cold, in winter around Christmas.

Thank MarinaAagaard
Frillesas, Sweden
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is scaffolding all over the place and it was very expensive to enter and what we could see from the outside did not merit the cost.

Thank MiaEJ2013
Lotte W, Marketing at Den Gamle By, responded to this review

Dear MiaEJ2013 Thank you for making a review. I'm so sorry that you got the perception, that the town is covered with scaffolding, but I'm affraid that you have only seen a very small part of Den Gamle By, where we are building 3 new houses. We have more than 80 houses plus several exhibition buildings both above and below... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such an unusual museum. So much thought has gone into every detail. We loved the characters that acted out their parts in their homes. The 1970s section was fascinating and it is a must see if you are Aarhus.

Thank Sightseeer11
St Marys, Australia
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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family visit to relatives in Denmark. Son in law was keen to show his Denmark and was proud to show Denmark's history. Incredible detail living history. Highly recommended. The bakery,60's commune,grocery shop, old inn and the rest. Did the buggy ride to include the gardens was a delight. Visit Aarhus visit Den Gammle By

Thank Bruce K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit quiet on a weekday but nice to stroll around and jump back in time. Peek inside the old houses and see how the Danes lived in early times.

Thank Jeroen S

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