Practical information

Map of Den Gamle By
The museum is divided into sections representing different time periods.

Den Gamle By is close to the center of Aarhus, on Viborgvej 2, and right next to the Botanical Garden.
If you are coming by car on freeway E45, use exits 46, 47, 48 and 50.
Busses 3A, 14, 111, 114 and 116 stops at Den Gamle By.
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There are 100 parking spaces by the entrance, and 100 parking spaces in the Botanical Garden with entrance from Peter Holms Vej via Hjortensgade/Langelandsgade. 
80 parking spaces in the car park at "Prismet".
700 parking spaces at VIA at Ceres Allé 2. 
2300 parking spaces in the car park at The Scandinavian Congress Centre. 

See the parking map

The streets in Den Gamle By are cobbled, which can cause difficulties for wheelchair users and people with walking impairments. At the ticket office you can borrow a mobility scooter. Please call in advance.
More information about accessibility

Hearing and visually impaired

A sign-language interpreter can be booked free of charge if you have booked a guided tour. The only requirement is that you book and pay for the guided tour not later than Tuesday the week before the tour. Den Gamle By also organises tactile guided tours for blind children and adults.

Toilets and baby changing rooms

There are toilets and baby changing rooms in other parts of the museum. If you run short, you can collect free nappies, sanitary towels, headache drugs, plaster and bags for dog dirt at the ticket office.

Handcarts and dogs

Visitors may borrow handcarts to transport bags, small children and their own picnics around the town. Unfortunately these carts cannot be reserved in advance. Dogs are welcome in the streets, but not in the houses.

Food and drinks

At Den Gamle By there are two cafés with varyings opening hours and a restaurant serving lunch and afternoon snacks, which is open all year round. You can use the picnic areas both inside and outside, if you bring your own lunch and aftenoon tea or coffee.

More about food and drinks

Den Gamle By guided tours

All year round, the museum offers themed guided tours around Den Gamle By, of the historical houses, the Mintmaster's Mansion, the everyday life of women and children, of Hans Christian Andersen's childhood and more.

See our guided tours