Visit Den Gamle By (Old Town) in Aarhus, Denmark
For the past.. oh, I don’t know.. six months, I’ve been trying to find time to visit The Old Town (Den Gamle By) Aarhus. And now FINALLY this week I did and it was so much fun. The Old Town is basically a reconstruction of Danish buildings and interior from 1550-1800.
Denmark is full of traditional houses like the ones you’ve seen in my last posts. But visiting The Old Town is like stepping back in time! It shows what it was like to live and work in a Danish market town and it’s occupied by period actors which makes it even more authentic.
These months when I’m not traveling, I’m really starting to see what a beautiful country I live in. I’ve never thought of how much history and tradition is found in our architecture or how charming the cottages at the Northern Sea are. This summer, I’m taking a trip around Denmark and visiting some of the smaller and bigger islands and also the capital. It’s been ages since I was last in Copenhagen.
Here’s my photo essay from Den Gamle By in Aarhus, Denmark:
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Den Gamle By, Aarhus
DENMARK IN THE 1970s
TRADITIONAL DANISH SMØRREBRØD
THE MARKET PLACE
Do you have an old town where you come from?
Before you go – don’t miss this:
- Wild camping: The ultimate guide to wild camping in Denmark
- Camping meals: 45 camping food ideas (no refrigeration)
- Camping: Camping in Denmark for beginners
- Road trip: Denmark Road Trip: 7 amazing self-drive itineraries
- Nature: 12 mind-blowing places for nature in Denmark
- Beaches: 12 best beaches in Denmark
- UNESCO sites: Experience the 7 UNESCO sites in Denmark
- Car rental: How to rent a car in Denmark
- Danish food: 20 amazing dishes you must try in Denmark
- Christmas food: 10 Amazing Danish Christmas Foods You Have to Try
WOW! I had no idea how beautiful Denmark is! Thank you for posting these awesome photos of The Old Town. I’m definitely going to have to visit here when Gabby and I come to Europe.
You’re very welcome! I hope you do visit Denmark – there is lots to see.
This looks lovely! I’ve a friend living in this area and I’ve always meaning to visit her. These pictures are an extra motivation to go! The houses look a bit like the houses in some of the villages in Germany, as well as in South-Limburg, an area in the south of the Netherlands (on the Belgian and German border). Very nice!
Yes, I’ve seen similar architecture in Holland, Belgium and Germany, too. It’s so pretty! I hope you get to visit Denmark someday!
Yes full of history and few buildings look like some houses in Belgium or Netherlands I think.
There is also viking museum right? would like to see pictures 🙂
It does! Yes, we do have a Viking museum in Aarhus and I’m going there within the next few months so stay tuned 😉
I am visiting Denmark in May. Would you please tell me (a) what not to miss, (b) the photo of your home looks absolutely gorgeous. Where is that?
I have put Aarhus as a Must See! Thanks much! Cheers!
How lovely, June! Where in Denmark are you headed? If you have the time, you should definitely visit Copenhagen, Aarhus and Northern Jutland – and travel with bus 888 or http://www.rødbillet.dk – it’s WAY cheaper than the train! I have a post about Northern Jutland here: https://adventurousmiriam.com/things-love-northern-denmark/
My hometown is a small village close to Randers, but you will see similar houses, buildings and churches all over Denmark. I’m currently working on posts about Aarhus, Copenhagen and other places in Denmark, but until they’re online you should check out VisitDenmark’s website for things to do. They feature all the highlights!