Friday, December 11, 2009

Jul i den gamle by.... Christmas in the old city

Siden vi har ikke juletræ dette år, havde vi brug for en lille smule julestemning! Der er ikke et bedre sted for julestemning end Den Gamle By i Århus! Jeg anbefaler Den Gamle By til alle som er i Danmark under julesæsonen! Du kan gå igennem de gamle gader og se de gamle huse og butikkerne med deres julepynt. Det er meget hyggeligt (men vær klar til mange mennesker så tag din tålmodighed med!) De har spil til børn og mange ting til at "få dig i julehumør"!!

Since we do not have a Christmas tree this year, we needed a little Christmas pick-me-up to get us in the Christmas spirit! What better place than Den Gamle By ("The old city") in Århus. I recommend Den Gamle By to everyone that is in Denmark during the Christmas season! You can walk through the old streets and see the old houses and shops all decorated for Christmas. It is so cosy! (just be ready for lots of people, so go with a patient attitude!) They have games for the kids and lots of things to get you in the Christmas spirit!

De har musik.... They have music....





De har nisser...... They have nisser (Danish version of elves!)
De har mange gode ting at spise...
gammeldags polser, frikadellesandwich, pandekager, slik, og........
They have lots of good things to eat....
"old days" sausages, frikadeller sandwiches, pancakes, candy, and ......

og selvfølgelig har de Æbleskiver og glögg!
and of course they have Æbleskiver and Glögg!


og husene i den gamle by viser et meget typisk dansk julebord....
med and, brune kartofler og rødkål!

even the old houses in Den Gamle By representer the very typical Danish Christmas table... with duck, brown potatoes, and red cabbage!
Så hvis man er langt væk fra din familie under julen, tag til Den Gamle By. Du tager derfra der med en "hyggelig jule følelse" inden i!

So if you are a long way from your family during Christmas, go to Den Gamle By! You will leave from there with a really good feeling inside!


11 comments:

LadyFi said...

Oh, it all looks so delightful and festive!

Monica said...

We are actually hoping to go there next weekend! I can't wait! I have heard a lot of good things about it, and this just got me more excited! ;)

Annemette Kuhlmann said...

Uhm, kan næsten lugte glögg'en og æbleskiverne. Det savner jeg, selvom jeg tit endte med at blive træt af glögg og æbleskiver inden at det blev jul, så er det også svært helt at undvære!

Brenda said...

That's lovely Kelli !!

"Christmas Spirit" really is a tangible, warm feeling, isn't it.

Thank you for the lovely posts all year, I come in to my little gallery and sit down with my coffee and muffin every morning and enjoy all the wonderful posts from you and your expat friends - Tressa, Corinne and yourself mostly - plus my niece of course in Japan.

I think I am either too shy, too old=fashioned or whatever to start one myself.

HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME IN TEXAS !!!

Merry Christmas Kelli & Mads from Brenda (via Guelph) - actually living out in the country in Primrose - north of Orangeville, Ontario

Mom said...

I want to go there when I'm in Denmark for Christmas.....

Mandy said...

Thats is so cool! I so want to go and visit now. That table with all that food looks so yummy!

PdxDane said...

That looks soooo cozy and yummy. I cannot believe that I have never been there (except virtually by watching Julekalender "Jul i den gamle by" back in the day).

Happy Holidays!!

Line said...

Hej Kelli

Har du været på Hjerl hede nogen sinde???? Vi var der lige igår, det var SUPER fedt, Danmark som i gamle dage og med levendegørelse så alle huse var beboet af mennesker som lavede deres håndværk!!!! Det var rigtig julestemning...... Virkelig en oplevelse. Tjek det ud på deres website. God jul til jer begge, kh Line

Jacki said...

Oh this makes me miss Danish Christmases....it's so cozy and hygge. I am going to be introducing all of our friends to Æbleskiver at our party on Saturday. Friday I am going to be one crazy Æbleskiver-making girl! There are about 20 people coming, so I figure I need to make a ton!

PiNG aka Patti said...

I think we're going to try to take my parents there while they are here. I'd go for the aebleskiver!

nettielouise said...

I remember checking out that place in the tourist books you gave us as a place to go...although it was not Christmas time then! Looks even more magical!