Det Gamle Apoteks Shops

THE Fairy tale STARTS IN "Det Gamle Apotek"

It would be appropriate to start the story of "Det Gamle Apotek" with a "once upon a time", for that is how any fairy tales begins. This story even started as a Christmas tale.

We are going back to 1989, which is the year when Erik Tygesen founded "Det Gamle Apotek". The foundation was his love of old buildings and furniture, which was then combined with his love of Christmas and nostalgia. These adventurous elements formed the framework for the idea of ​​a different store that should be an experience in itself to visit. That was the dream back then, and that's how the original store still stands today. The shop is located on the city square in Tønder, and all year round it is a gathering place for the magic and nostalgia often associated with holidays and anniversaries.

It started with Christmas and it is also the one that still fills most, but today you can also find art and home accessories, get inspiration for gift ideas and let your creativity run free with some of our many DIY and hobby items. It can feel like a complete nightmare when you come in and see the 1200 sqm. distributed in 46 rooms that are decorated and decorated from head to toe in all colors, glitter and light.


The first store opened in Tønder, and since then we have opened our second permanent store in Copenhagen. Before that, the adventurous people in Copenhagen and the surrounding area had had the opportunity to visit our pop-up shops, which appeared every year in the capital. Now Copenhagen has a permanent store, but we are still opening pop-up shops in other Danish cities around Christmas time. You can always follow where we open the pop-up shop if you follow our Facebook page or Instagram, you will always be able to find the overview of our pop-up shops on the website.

However, we do not limit ourselves only to the physical stores and to the Danish customers. From our webshop we also sell lots of Christmas ornaments, home accessories and gift items so you don't have to travel around the world to experience the magic that characterizes our fairytale universe as we try to bring it into our digital world as far as possible also. The goods are the same, the prices are the same - the only difference is that you can shop from the couch, from the train or wherever it suits you best.

Welcome to "Det Gamle Apotek"!