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  • Den Gamle By open-air folk museum, Aarhus, Denmark
    Den Gamle By open-air folk museum


Aarhus (sometimes spelled Århus), Denmark's second-largest city, calls itself the "World's Smallest Big City." I'd argue it's more like the world's biggest little town: easy to handle and easy to like. Aarhus is Jutland's capital and cultural hub, bustling with an important university, an inviting café-lined canal, a bursting-with-life pedestrian boulevard, a collection of top-notch museums, and an adorable "Latin Quarter" filled with people living very, very well. A pleasant three-hour train ride from Copenhagen, Aarhus is well worth a stop.