A visit to Hjerl Hede Open Air Museum
Visiting living-history museums and markets around Christmastime has grown increasingly popular in Denmark in recent years. Here in Jylland, the "Old Town" in Aarhus has put on a Christmas market for many years. This year we made a visit to the Hjerl Hede Open Air Museum. The museum comes to life with Christmas preparations and demonstrates the tasks like in the old days. There's plenty of Christmas atmosphere, and all of the lovely, old buildings have a sweet smell of Christmas. The baker makes Christmas cookies, the pig gets butchered, homemade hard candies are decorated, boiled and sold and old-fashioned wooden toys ar being made in the workshops.