places it is so easy to make romantic photos as in The
Old Town of Aarhus.
in Aarhus needs good reasons not to visit The Old Town. It is
obviously one the most popular museums of Denmark and even
awarded with three stars in Guide Michelin.
is a whole row of museums collected in a village with 75
houses from the last 500 years of Danish history. Many would
by itself be worth a visit, and several contains historical
collections for subjects like children's toy, shoemaker tools,
kitchen tools etc..
buildings are not reconstructions but real houses from 24
different towns in Denmark, taken down and rebuild in a corner
of the botanic garden of Aarhus. Since 1909 the town has continuously
been growing around narrow paved streets, a small harbour,
wind- and water mills and historically dressed employees. A
visit on a day with few tourists can easily make one forget
that we are now in the third millennium. The town is
constantly enlarged. Among the latest upgrade is living houses
from Odense from the time of the author Hans Christian
houses are equipped as in the old days, so the
historically dressed employees need to get water from
the court for cooking.
Town has several places to eat and even an a la carte
restaurant. Many people get confused when they realize that a
play in Helsingør Theatre takes places in Aarhus - and not in
the town of Helsingør where the theatre originally was
part of the houses are open to the public in daytime, and it
is easy to spend some hours in the town especially if you want
to enter all the doors you meet on the way. None
of the houses are permanently inhabited but many employees are
old fashion dressed. The baker, the bookstore and several
other shops are open for business selling goods of which some
are even produced in the old town.
houses are build around narrow streets almost like a
labyrinth. Therefore it is difficult to overview and
it feels like the village is larger than it actually
to many other museums The Old Town is a pleasure for both
children and adults. Many funny details awakes interest of any
curious person - old or young.
shipyard includes a ship with a water tub to keep fishes alive
and be able to transport them and sell fresh fish in the
cities. Another building has an exhibition showing the commercial
competition for passenger ships between Aarhus and Copenhagen.
A fight that is not much different from the competition
between low fare airlines today..
Town is in general open every day all year around. Only the
opening times are shorter outside the season. Only in Danish
Christmas and New Year it the town is closed (24th, 25th, 31st
of December and the 1st of January..
The live activities
take place from Easter to Christmas. In this period the houses
are inhabited at daytime and the shops are open. Especially in
the summer period and the month before Christmas there are
many activities in the town. Among other events the town is
especially known for its big Christmas Market the last month
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