Enjoy a safe summer in Den Gamle By

All summer, you can relive the past and see, try, taste – and understand your own history. You can experience flats, backyards and shops from the 70s or talk to the baker or the grocer from the time of Hans Christian Andersen. You can also experience and taste Danish coffee history that you'll meet everywhere in the town. Just follow the blue Madam Blå coffee pots and learn all about the blackish brown beans.

Travel back in time

Meet actors from 1864, 1927 and 1974 and hear about everyday life – in good times and bad.


Come to Coffee Time in Den Gamle By and hear more about the blackish brown beans and how the Danes have enjoyed their coffee through time. Coffee Time includes talks, exhibitions and guided tours. And of course ample opportunities to enjoy this popular drink. Follow the blue Madam Blå coffee pots.

Read the full coffee programme here.


Come and see more than 100 propaganda posters from the Second World War. The posters’ remarkable attitudes in text and images were a decisive and widely used weapon during the war. The exhibition opens on 3 July.

Read more here


The museum shop

Be inspired, treat yourself or go gift hunting in our unique selection of historical gifts and souvenirs in the museum shop, located in the Mansard house, a half-timbered warehouse from the early 17th century.


Would you like to enjoy a very special breakfast? Our restaurant, Gæstgivergården, welcomes visitors to enjoy a breakfast buffet every Sunday from 09:30-10:30.

Read more about Den Gamle By’s breakfast buffet here


Did you know that you can meet Den Gamle By’s craftsmen all summer between 11:00 and 15:00? Hear about their daily work and the historical crafts that are kept alive at the museum.

See the weekly programme here.


Free guided tours in our gardens

You can join a guided tour in our historical gardens every Thursday at 11:00. We meet at our market garden, Handelsgartneriet Bernstorff, (from 1 July to 12 August).
All summer, you can buy herbs, seeds and historical potted plants.


15 minutes with our museum experts

On weekdays from 28 June to 6 August, you can meet a number of Den Gamle By’s experts who will tell you about the work behind the scenes under the heading 15 minutes with our museum experts.

The 15 minutes start at 11:30 and 14:00 every day by the well at Torvet (Square)


Meet our performers on our festival square

Visit our festival square, say hello to the performers and try our rides, e.g. swing boats, merry-go-round, plus stilts and skittle alley. Bring your own packed lunch or buy a meal or a cup of coffee and a slice of cake from our stall.


Experience Aarhus Fortæller /The Aarhus Story – a large underground exhibition covering an area of 800 m2 that tells the history of Danish towns from the Viking Age until today.

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Take in the atmosphere in our cosy tea room, Café Bonnich, and treat yourself to a traditional Danish cake with a quaint name, e.g. Goose Breast, Medallion and Napoleon’s Hat. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate with whipped cream.

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