A day at Den Gamle By in Aarhus
One of the must-see attractions in the city of Aarhus is definitely the Den Gamle By museum.
Opened in 1914, Den Gamle By is one of a kind, in fact it is an open-air museum that perfectly recreates the atmosphere of a typical Danish city of the past. A historical experience and perspective on how life and times have changed in Denmark from the pre-industrial period up to the 1970s.
Strolling through the Aarhus Botanical Gardens, you suddenly find yourself catapulted into another world: it's practically like taking a trip in a time machine. Den Gamle By comprises 75 original historic buildings from all over Denmark and dating back to different centuries. Shops, stores, offices, rooms and gardens were dismantled and transported to Aarhus so that the historical reenactment would be as faithful as possible. Walking through the narrow streets of Den Gamle By open-air museum, you will traverse years of history in the blink of an eye: you will be able to enter houses, admire shops and workshops and even talk to the people who work there, dressed in traditional clothes and occupied in carrying out typical tasks of the nineteenth century.
Stepping inside the door of the bakery, you can chat with the wife of the baker who sells Danish pastry exactly following the historical recipes of 1885, or buy a book in the bookshop of 1927. Up to the 70s, with houses and shops furnishings that tell about different lifestyles, such as that of the retired couple or the hippie community.
In short, a unique experience that will please everyone, adults and children. It is no coincidence that Den Gamle By attracts around 3.5 million visitors every year. Take off with one of our flights to Denmark to discover Aarhus and this incredible museum. Consult the routes and book your plane ticket online.