Open the doors and step inside the buildings to get a glimpse of how people used to live and work before the 1900s.

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This area shows how the industrialization had begun to affect the lives of ordinary Danes with electricity, electric street lights, telephone wires, bicycle stands and petrol pumps. 

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The 1970s neighbourhood reflects a Danish town based on the year 1974. Times changed radically in the mid-1970s, where many Danes wanted to be librated from the norms and the ordinary life.

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Once inside Den Gamle By you have free access to our other exciting and beautiful museums and exhibitions.

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Den Gamle By is a unique place where you can experience a magical Christmas atmosphere as the whole museum is decorated according to different time periods through three decades. 

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