Den Gamle By - The Old Town Museum - Private Guided Tour

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First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. most of the text will be in English. The kids will love to enter "the time machine" and meet nice people from the past. Especially if they are familiar with the fairytales written by Hans Christian Andersen

Friendly: No.
cobblestoned roads.
houses with stairs only.
small gardens and tiny apartments.

Maximum travelers: 10



Danish (fluent), English (fluent), German (advanced)

Remember Bob Dylan, Flower Power and the very first television you bought?

Time passes and you'll find it all at the museum "The Old Town" an open-air museum in the heart of Aarhus. Den Gamle By" translates to "The old town" and is a collection of old houses from all over Denmark.

I will accompany you at a walk down Memory Lane - we meet the Danes in three different apartments, pay a visit to radio and TV shop and relax at the pastry shop where hot chocolate with Danish and other delicious cakes will be served.

Plenty of time to explore the museum on your own - go ahead and look inside 75 typical buildings from all over Denmark, walk in the historical gardens or buy Danish specialities at the merchants.


We will walk through the old streets and enter some of the authentic homes and shops. I will introduce you to our local food served in a tearoom or restaurant. Children may want to go the playground or say hello to the old lady who looked after the famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen when he was growing up.
The houses date back more than 200 years and all kinds of handicraft is shown. Please tell me if you would like to visit the jewelry, the carpenter, the bakery or the shoemaker and I will customize your visit.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: at the entrance of the museum

End location: The tour ends at the museum. Please let me know if you want me to bring you back to our meeting place or hotel. Or take you downtown to cafes, shops and restaurants. It will be my pleasure to show you some more of this lovely and lively city.

Duration: 3 hours

please let me know if you want to spent more time in "the old town" and I will offer you another price.


This is a walking tour.

The museum can easily be reached by public transportation. Please message me to get instructions. To walk from the harbour to the museum takes approximately half an hour.


What’s Included

Other: Private guided tour of the Den Gamle By / Old town Open-Air Museum
The entrance fee

Estimated Local Cash Needed

150 kroner - food, drinks. It is possible to withdraw cash at the museum. All cards are accepted - you must pay cash in some of the small shops.

What’s Extra

Other: food/coffe break
Sometimes it is possible to go for a horse ride. Must be paid on location.
For some activities like painting or making Christmas cards a small fee is to be paid.


I can arrange for a separate car and driver
I can accompany you travelling by public transport.
I guide within (almost) all museums in Aarhus

Private tour guide Inga Kofoed A.

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