Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Aarhus C, Denmark


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 15 sights
Distance 5.6 km
Ascend 87 m
Descend 72 m

Explore Aarhus C in Denmark with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Aarhus C

Sight 1: House iceberg

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Isbjerget is a residential building in the Aarhus Docklands neighborhood in Aarhus, Denmark. It is situated on the waterfront on Mariane Thomsens Gade and was finished in 2013 after three years of development. The building was designed by four architectural firms, the Danish CEBRA and JDS Architects, French Louis Paillard and Dutch SeARCH, and was funded by the Danish pension fund PensionDanmark.

Wikipedia: Isbjerget (EN)

372 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Teatret Gruppe 38

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Teatret Gruppe 38, led by actor and playwright Bodil Alling, is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning Danish small metropolitan theatre located in Aarhus. The theatre has existed since 1972. In 1980, the theatre was given the status of a regional theatre, and now has the status of a small metropolitan theatre. The theatre presents both its own productions and guest plays from home and abroad.

Wikipedia: Gruppe 38 (DA), Website

1309 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 3: Sankt Olufs Kirke

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St. Oluf Cemetery is a small public park and historic site in central Aarhus, Denmark. The park is situated by the coast in the city center of Midtbyen, in the Latin Quarter, bounded by the streets of Kystvejen and St. Olufs Stræde, overlooking the Docklands and the Bay of Aarhus in the East. It is one of only two green spaces in the historic inner city, the other one being Frue Kirkeplads at the Church of Our Lady, but is one of five protected scheduled monuments.

Wikipedia: St. Oluf's Cemetery (EN)

205 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Besættelsesmuseet

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The Occupation Museum in Aarhus, Denmark is a history museum dedicated to present the history of Aarhus during the German occupation in the Second World War. The museum is situated in the historical centre, the Latin Quarter, in Midtbyen and shares the building of the Women's Museum. The building is a listed structure and it is the former city hall and police station of the city, constructed in 1856-57. In the later part of the war it served as the Gestapo headquarters for Jutland after the university buildings - where the Gestapo previously resided - were destroyed during an air raid by the Royal Air Force. The museum is a part of The Old Town in Aarhus, despite not (tilterally) physically being moved there, which is the case with all houses in The Old Town.

Wikipedia: Occupation Museum, Aarhus (EN), Website

11 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: KØN

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GENDER - Gender Museum Denmark is a Danish museum focusing on the cultural history of gender located in the old town hall in Aarhus. The museum is one of the few in the world that specifically deals with gender issues, gender equality, the body and sexuality. KØN is a state-recognized, nationwide special museum and has internationally achieved the status of a model museum.

Wikipedia: Kvindemuseet i Danmark (DA), Website

64 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: Aarhus Cathedral

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Aarhus Cathedral is a cathedral in Aarhus, Denmark. It is the longest and tallest church in the country, at 93 m (305 ft) in length and 96 m (315 ft) in height.

Wikipedia: Aarhus Cathedral (EN)

376 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Church of Our Lady

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The Church of Our Lady is one of the larger church structures of Århus, Denmark. It is situated in the centre of the city not far from Aarhus Cathedral. The church and associated structures were built in several stages in the course of the Middle Ages, from the late 1200s to 1500 AD. The original church at the site, stood finished as early as 1060 AD, but only the stone crypt remains today as evidence of its existence.

Wikipedia: Church of Our Lady (Aarhus) (EN)

507 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 8: Kunsthal Aarhus

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Kunsthal Aarhus is a contemporary arts centre located at the heart of the city of Aarhus in Denmark.

Wikipedia: Kunsthal Aarhus (EN), Website

521 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 9: Rådhusparken

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Rådhusparken is a public park in central Aarhus, Denmark. The park is situated by the City Hall in the Indre By neighborhood of Midtbyen, between the streets Frederiks Allé to the west and Park Allé to the east. The park lies within a scenic semi-circle of some of the more important cultural and political institutions in the city; the Concert Hall, the ARoS Art Museum, Vester Allés Kaserne and the city hall. The City Hall Park was listed along with the adjacent city hall on 10 March 1995.

Wikipedia: Rådhusparken (EN)

513 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 10: ARoS Art Museum

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The ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum is an art museum in Aarhus, Denmark. The museum was established in 1859 and is the oldest public art museum in Denmark outside Copenhagen. On 7 April 2004, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum opened with exhibitions in a brand new modern building, 10 stories tall with a total floor area of 20,700 m² and designed by Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Today, ARoS is one of the largest art museums in Northern Europe with a total of 980,909 visitors in 2017.

Wikipedia: ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum (EN), Website

599 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 11: Åparken

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Åparken is a public park in central Aarhus, Denmark. The park is situated by the Aarhus River in the Vesterbro neighborhood in Midtbyen close to CeresByen, bounded by the streets Carls Blochs Gade and Thorvaldsensgade. The park is divided by a central pedestrian pathway which runs from the urban center and connects to the recreational path Brabrandstien towards the west, circumventing Brabrand Lake area. Åparken is the first of a number of green areas extending from the city centre along the river and the pathway of Brabrandstien. The long distance "Aarhus-Silkeborg hiking route" starts off from Åparken.

Wikipedia: Åparken (EN)

452 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 12: Dansk Plakatmuseum

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The Danish Poster Museum Danish: Det Danske Plakatmuseum in Aarhus, Denmark is a museum dedicated to the history of poster art. The museum is situated in the open air museum The Old Town in the Town Center neighbourhood in central Aarhus.

Wikipedia: Danish Poster Museum (EN)

138 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: The Old Town, Aarhus

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The Old Town, Aarhus

Den Gamle By, or The Old Town in English, is an open-air town museum located in the Aarhus Botanical Gardens, in central Aarhus, Denmark. In 1914, the museum opened as the world's first open-air museum of its kind, concentrating on town culture rather than village culture, and to this day it remains one of just a few top rated Danish museums outside Copenhagen, serving more than 400,000 visitors pr. year. Today the museum consists of 75 historical buildings collected from 20 townships in all parts of the country. The town itself is the main attraction but most buildings are open for visitors; rooms are either decorated in the original historical style or organized into larger exhibits of which there are 5 regular with varying themes.

Wikipedia: Den Gamle By (EN), Website

277 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 14: Tuesbøl Mølle

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Tuesbøl Mølle Doug Kerr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Tuesbøl Mill is a stubble mill from 1792. The mill was primarily located on Frøstrup Hovedgård's field, but after the farm's subdivision it was sold to the citizens of Varde. It was then moved to Tuesbøl near Brørup in 1866. In 1931, it was rebuilt just outside Den Gamle By on the site of Aarhus Mill's stubble mill.

Wikipedia: Tuesbøl Mølle (DA)

297 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 15: Botanical Garden

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Aarhus Botanical Gardens is a botanical garden in Aarhus, Denmark. It is located north of the Old Town open-air village museum and was founded in 1875. Nowadays it covers an area of 21.5 hectares, with 5 hectares for the Old Town.

Wikipedia: Aarhus Botanical Gardens (EN)


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