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Den Gamle By

Viborgvej 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
+45 86 12 31 88
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Fantastic Journey Through History

An absolutely incredible experience, well worth a visit and even a whole day to experience fully... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Asmcfall
via mobile
Joy in Bent J.

It is great to see live Jazz in Bent J again. For next 2 days there is live performance, 14th and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tristan S
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Aarhus, Denmark
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“old town” (113 reviews)
“open air museum” (59 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Viborgvej 2, Aarhus 8000, Denmark
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+45 86 12 31 88
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"old town"
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"old days"
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"brick by brick"
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"toy museum"
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"new section"
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"different periods"
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"old style"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An absolutely incredible experience, well worth a visit and even a whole day to experience fully. We stayed until they closed and still didn't manage to see it all after ~6hrs.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is great to see live Jazz in Bent J again. For next 2 days there is live performance, 14th and 15th, so hurry. But just visiting the Aarhus section in the basement is worth it on its own.

Thank Tristan S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place. Well presented and maintained. Kids (9 and 11) found it interesting enough, with enough to explore to keep them entertained while us grown ups read the signs. Lunch was an interesting option.... the kids option in the restaurant didn't float our darling's boat,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most unique attractions in Århus and simply a must when visiting the city. You are taken several centuries back in time, where you will meet people who lived many years ago. You can talk to them, and they might ask you to...More

Thank SusanEspergaerde
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can park for free at the Botanical Gardens ( also well worth a visit ) and then walk down to the collection of houses from across Denmark . The fee is fair ( and children are free ) given the amount of time you...More

Thank Roger C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting with furnished houses, farms, apartments and shops from earlier times. Everywhere the dressed staff was helpful, knowledgeable and very willing to tell you everything about that location. The cafe with coffee and cake is also worth a visit. We could not see everything...More

Thank Mia M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to see in the Gamle By! You'll experience first-hand how it was to live in Denmark in the old days. Surprises around every corner, and you're welcome to try and open the doors of the houses—some will open, others won't. Totally...More

Thank nmsalgueiro
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is one of very nice place to see and feel the life of danish people at old time. It is said open museum with many old houses and furnitures and old things. Every old buildings are moved in Den Gamle By here but are...More

Thank Chuuk K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my opinion, the most interesting museum in Aarhus. Very well built, beautiful, clean and apart from most of this tyoe museums, you can go inside almost every house and see not only weird old wooden tools, but also actual apartments with many interactive and...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Spent an afternoon at Den Gambly By in the pouring rain- but I still had a good time. They staff were really nice and I enjoyed the tour I was on. Fun way to learn about past Danish life. Buildings/town is done really well

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saybona
February 22, 2018|
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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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August 6, 2017|
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Response from Marc S | Reviewed this property |
30 minutes and a beautiful walk.
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March 13, 2017|
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Dear Gallagher On the 19th of March there will be some living history - the shops in the 1927 quarter will be open and the housewife in 1927 will be working in her kitchen. You can also enter more than 80 houses and flats... More
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