The Old Town

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  • Address: Viborgvej 2, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +45-86123188
  • Ticket Price: 135 DKK
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Old Town, Specialty Museums, Social, Arts, Museums, Landmarks

The world’s first open air museum (since 1914) has another distinction: it’s one of the only ones to recreate a town rather than a village. About 25 antique buildings, a number of pretty period gardens, and staff dressed in historically accurate wardrobe bring to life the illusion of a historical town – and it’s really a charming illusion. The atmosphere and immersion is unbeatable.

You abso-posi-mustly check out the Coin Master's Mansion fromCopenhagen (c. 1683), the Mayor's House from Aarhus (c. 1597), a merchant's house also from Århus(c. 1723) and the Aalborg Estate from Aalborg (c. 1570 and 1807) – and yes, in case you were wondering – all these buildings were disassembled from their original locations and brought here to be reassembled. Must see exhibits include The Danish Clock Museum, the Toy Museum, a silverware exhibit, a pottery exhibit and the Textile Museum – though there are several others in other buildings that you can walk in and out of.

The five enchanting gardens are the Pharmacy Garden, a baroque style garden that grows historical medicinal plants; the Commercial Greenery Bernstoff, which grows flowers and spices; Ms. Wahlstrøm's Garden, the reconstruction of a private 1920s garden; the The Residential Garden, an 19th century upper class kitchen garden; and The Renaissance Garden, which is part of the mayor’s house.

Also check out the bookstore, post office, bakery, blacksmith, customs office, school and theatre.

The Old Town Travel Tips

  • Entry is free under eighteen years.
  • Students get further discounted prices.
  • Opening and closing times may vary by upto an hour depending on the month. Check website.
  • a.k.a National Open Air Museum of Urban history and Culture.

Entrance Ticket Details For The Old Town

  • 60 DKK in some months.

How to Reach The Old Town

  • Buses on Viborgvej

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  • The Old Town Address: Viborgvej 2, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark, 8000
  • The Old Town Contact Number: +45-86123188
  • The Old Town Timing: 24-hrs
  • The Old Town Price: 135 DKK
  • Best time to visit The Old Town(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit The Old Town: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 86.33% of people who visit Aarhus include The Old Town in their plan

  • 41.94% of people start their The Old Town visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see The Old Town

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

63.44% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Old Town

People normally club together Aros Aarhus Kunstmuesum and Aarhus Botanical Garden while planning their visit to The Old Town.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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