Christmas in Den Gamle Gaard

Naughty christmas elves are causing rampage in the old Merchant’s House, playing hike and seek. Help us find the little rascals in our big “Nisse” hunt.
Find out how Riborg Voigt – Hans Christian Andersen’s first love – and her family decorated their tree. And how peasants and fishermen used to celebrate christmas on the island Lyø.
Enjoy the decorated lounges and feel the warmth and ‘hygge’ when we open the doors to Den Gamle Gaard during two weekends in December.

A sentimental Journey

Discover a small piece of Faaborg during its flourishing period of 18th and 19th century. A visit to the old Merchant’s House will take both young and old on a journey to the town’s golden ages. Inside this picturesque half-timbered house, you may stroll through beautiful rooms and find treasures that were brought home from voyages on the great oceans. Or were imported from the local island Lyø, like the collection of fine embroideries.

Teahouse with a view

The museum’s garden includes a teahouse that invites you to take a break and enjoy the view over the archipelago. Inside, you will also find games, books and toys to play with.

Get the past of Faaborg right under your skin, when you visit “Den Gamle Gaard”. The entrance is situated close to the Town Jail museum, and hosts a cozy little shop of handcraft products to bring home as a souvenir.

Opening hours & Prices

1 Holkegade, 5600 Faaborg

7 – 8 Dec 2019: 11 am to 3 pm

14 – 15 Dec 2019: 11 am to 3 pm

29 July – 9 Aug: 11 am to 3 pm. Every day

10 Aug – 09 Oct: 11 am to 3 pm. Every weekend

10 Oct – 18 Oct: 11 am to 3 pm. Every day


Adults (+18): DKK 40 / 5 Euro
Children: Free entrance

Buy tickets at the museum or online.