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Danish Rural Life

If you want to experience what it was like in rural Denmark in the past four centuries, the Open Air Museum (Frilandsmuseet) provides a living museum that sprawls across 86 acres, just a half hour's visit from Copenhagen. With more than 50 farms, working windmills and houses, the museum reproduces the farmsteads, villages and shops that existed throughout Denmark (including the Faeroe Islands and Denmark's former provinces in southern Sweden and northern Germany) from about 1650 until the early 1940s. With broad paths and picnic areas, it's a great family destination, both enjoyable and (dare we say it?) educational as well. You can also buy vegetables, honey, jams and even flour ground at their museum's windmills.

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