Den Gamle By - The Old Town

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2 Viborgvej, Arhus, Denmark
Den Gamle By - The Old Town - Alchemist's shop from the middle ages
Den Gamle By - The Old Town - In the garden near the mayor's house
Den Gamle By - The Old Town - In the garden near the mayor's house
Den Gamle By - The Old Town - Traveling with horse and cart

Den Gamle By - The Old Town Arhus Reviews

Daevona Daevona
4 reviews
fun museum but too many tourists! Jul 05, 2007
I was really exited about Den Gamle By when i read about it, but as soon as we had to find a place to park our car and drove past loads of people at the entrance, tour busses and loads more cars...i began to have second thoughts :P

When we finally got a place to park the car, we had a good 10 min walk to the entrance. The waiting time at the cash desk wasn't as long as i expected and the girl behind the counter spoke English. I even got a student discount which was 50% off :) I only needed to show my college card and that was it.

At Den Gamle By (the old town) you can see lots of historical buidings. You can enter them all and see what it was used for. At many buildings dressed up people from the museum play a character and tell you about the building. The buildings come from all over Denmark and they were torn down from their original place and build up again at Den Gamle By (in Arhus).

It's a nice spot to go to once, but i'll never go again. Too many people! So many tourists that it just didn't seem special anymore.

But a good place to go when you wanna see al the architectural (and in-home) styles from the viking age untill even the 1920's in Denmark.
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Jun 01, 2007
Den Gamle By - The Old Town is living history - in the summers at least! The Old Town is a collection of very old houses/homes that have been moved from all over Denmark and moved to Ã…rhus in Jutland. These houses have been picked into pieces, numbered, moved and rebuilt in this town within the town of the 2nd largest town in Denmark. It is a really fun trip for families especially and for those of us who is trying to imagine life 100+ years ago! In the summers the staff of this Old Town are dressed in time costumes, move around in house and carriages, prepare food in the old kitchens, salting the fish like they used to and so on. It is very interesting and has a very cozy feel to it! Definitely recommended! On their web site there is also a virtual tour of the place which is very good.
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