Take your family on a journey back in time for DKK 350.*

All summer, you can take your family on an exciting journey back in time. See, try, taste – and understand your own history for only DKK 350.*

With this year's summer theme "Good workmanship – now and in future", Den Gamle By brings the crafts of the past into the future.

You can also explore flats, backyards and shops from the 1970s or talk to the baker or the merchant from Hans Christian Andersen's time.

* Price for two adults. Free admission for children under 18 years.

Good workmanship in the summer holidays

All summer, Den Gamle By will be filled with craft activities. In the craft tent on the Festival Grounds, activities for the entire family will vary on a daily basis.

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News in 1974

Experience the new pedestrian street in the 1974 neighbourhood and its  shops: Cheese shop, Paint and wallpaper shop, Florist, Glazier, Photo shop, Travel agency, Embroidery shop, Radio & TV shop and Butcher’s shop.

Meet Den Gamle By’s citizens

Meet Den Gamle By’s citizens and servants in three selected years, 1864, 1927 and 1974, and hear them talk about life in the old market towns.

Historical shops

Explore the historical shops. In the 1927 neighbourhood, for example, you can buy historical goods in the Bookshop and at the Ironmonger’s, and in the 1974 neighbourhood, you can have a chat with the staff in Rahbek's Minimarked and Pouls Radio.


At Restaurant Gæstgivergården, you can enjoy traditional Danish food in cosy surroundings – both in the old parlours and in a more modern room with a fireplace. If the weather is good, you can sit in our lovely courtyard.

Meet the performers at the Festival Grounds

Visit our Festival Grounds, say hello to the performers and try the swingboats, merry-go-round, stilts, and bowling alley among other things. Bring your own packed lunch or buy a meal or a cup of coffee and a slice of cake from our stall.

Aarhus Stories

Experience Aarhus Fortæller/Aarhus Story – an 800 square metres large underground exhibition that tells the history of Danish towns from the Viking Age until today.

Café Bonnich

Take in the atmosphere in our cosy tea room, Café Bonnich, and treat yourself to a traditional Danish cake like the cream cake goose breast, a medal or a mille feuille Napoleon cake. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate with whipped cream.

The museum shop

Be inspired, pamper yourself or go on a gift hunt in the unique selection of historical goods and souvenirs in the museum shop, which is housed in the Mansard House, a half-timbered warehouse from the first part of the 1600s.

Posters from the Danish referendum on membership of the EC in 1972 and subsequent referendums can be seen at the Danish Poster Museum. A total of 139 posters have been retrieved from the archives.