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A cosy city in the city

Cosy experience to walk inside and between the old houses and see how people have lived and how... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Horsens, Denmark
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Great place. Lovely buildings and great atmosphere. You can easily spend half a day in the old city... read more

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Terje G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cosy experience to walk inside and between the old houses and see how people have lived and how society has evolved over the last centuries. You really see how the Danes have lived and as a Dane I completely recognize the furniture, fashion, toys etc....More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place. Lovely buildings and great atmosphere. You can easily spend half a day in the old city and the Latin quater

Thank Terje G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the second visit to this wonderful place. We had an interesting horseride through the nearby Botanical Gardens and through Den Gamle By - very interesting.

Thank Steen Withen N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The museum is very interesting. It provides much insight into life in Denmark/Aarhus in the last centuries. Many „actors“ (even children) pretend that they are going about their daily businesses. In addition, the location is beautiful. There are many gardens, backyards... and many benches to...More

Thank wbkbrnds
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is probably the only best thing about Aarhus. The area around is a big rundown and dodgy (careful eating at any resturants nearby) but when you go inside it's packed with history and takes you to a whole different world. There is a...More

Thank Simba_SVG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Den Gamle By is a very beautiful place with old authentic atmosphere. It is pretty big, we spent a few hours here. Almost all buildings can be entered, and they are as interesting inside as from outside. We felt like traveled back in time, it's...More

Thank nataliia2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old buildings brought to life with students and others dressing and acting as the old time residents. Talk to the people and they will gladly enlighten you. This is another part of Aarhus you can easily walk to and enjoy.

Thank Nigel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This old town inside of Århus City is highly recommanded. You will walk throuhg different ages of history. It is really Cool. There are parking outside of and close to the museum. You can also eat and do some shopping. The athmosphere is calm and...More

Thank Mona S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated at the heart of Aarhus, Den Gamle by is a nice distraction from the hustle and bustle of the city. Den Gamle by is an open-air exhibition of the houses, shops and museums from 1500-1900 from around Denmark. The whole thing is highly realistically...More

Thank DrBeeee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at midday and found ourselves too tired to really enjoy this attraction. Come early with comfortable walking shoes. The docents will share information as to what life was like for those who lived in the past. Grab a cookie at the bakery and...More

Thank Rowand
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Mary B
25 May 2018|
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Response from Lotte W | Property representative |
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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22 February 2018|
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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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6 August 2017|
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Response from Marc S | Reviewed this property |
30 minutes and a beautiful walk.
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