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Den Gamle By

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Fascinating

We visited Den Gamle By today and were fascinated by it. It was well worth a visit and we spent a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
suemQ8057NW
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Christmas beer opening

Always a great atmosphere and good living activities at Christmas time in the old town in Aarhus... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bente L
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Aarhus, Denmark
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Den Gamle By today and were fascinated by it. It was well worth a visit and we spent a couple of hours here, a lunch appointment causing us to leave before we had explored the more modern section. It is an outside museum...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank suemQ8057NW
Reviewed 6 days ago

Always a great atmosphere and good living activities at Christmas time in the old town in Aarhus, we enjoy with good friends

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bente L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aarhus is perhaps a victim of its own success. There is so much to see and do, that it's inevitable some places only have limited time if you're only there for a couple of days. Den Gamle By (The Old Town) was the last museum...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Den Gamle By is really a fantastic place to visit if you want to learn a bit more about the history of the city. There are actors dressed in olden day clothes which look so authentic. In winter though, it is EXTREMELY cold so definitely...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AmbLee
Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

We have been there many times - nice place to hang around 😁 we have tried the horses - very nice and especially out girl loved it but it’s a very short trip and little expensive πŸ˜… But are you in Aarhus - you definitely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TanjaDenmark
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

It is a great place. We where there at the beginning of February with 2 children and spent there 5 lovely hours. You can go in in most of the houses, and they offer a lots of information about living in DK starting from early...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Edina S
Reviewed 6 February 2019

I don't know...I just don't go in for the staged historical sights. If you've been to Warwick or any other castle or historic sight with mannequins and sound effects, you know whether you like them or not. If you want to visit authentic, living, real...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank ustraveller2017
Reviewed 4 February 2019

Real live persons acts as they did back in the days. You get to come back in time and visit old traditions brought to life. Lovely place to spent the day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jacob0505
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

I cannot stress how immensely we enjoyed our day at Den Gamle By. "Recommended time 3 hours" - well, we spent over six and still felt we could have seen more. Well laid out travel through time culminating in the 1970s, where you can take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JuliaB605
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

The tour of the museum took us through history. The evolution of architecture and of societies is well captured by this museum. There are buildings, such as bakeries, bars or shops, which are representative for their times and inside you can find people dressed accordingly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Tara M
26 February 2019|
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Response from nardiagolder | Reviewed this property |
According to the Aarhus Card website, it is. Visit the Aarhus Card website for more details on what is included. These cards are great value for money if you plan on hitting a few local attractions and using public... More
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Hi You need Danish cask kroner to pay for the taxi, I am afraid, few take international cards. There are taxies waiting at the cruises, no worry. I wish you a lovely visit, Aarhus is wonderful.
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25 May 2018|
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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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