Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Aarhus C, Denmark


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 4.5 km
Ascend 58 m
Descend 40 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: 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)

554 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 2: 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

1234 meters / 15 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 the history of Aarhus during the German occupation in the Second World War.

Wikipedia: Occupation Museum, Aarhus (EN), Website

11 meters / 0 minutes

Sight 5: KØN

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KØN - Gender Museum Denmark, formerly Kvindemuseet, is a history museum in Aarhus, Denmark focused on the cultural history of gender and sexuality in Denmark. KØN was originally founded in 1982 as a women's history museum, and is housed in the former Aarhus City Hall, built in 1857. In 2016, the museum's thematic focus was expanded to encompass issues of gender and sexuality in the broadest sense, and as a result of that, the museum's name was changed to KØN in 2021.

Wikipedia: Gender Museum Denmark (EN), 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), Website

764 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 7: Vor Frue Kirke

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Catholic Church of Our Lady is a church in Aarhus, Denmark. The church is situated in the central Indre By neighbourhood on the pedestrian street Ryesgade, close to the Central Station and City Hall. It is a catholic church under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Copenhagen; built between 1877 and 1880 by designs of the German architect Franz Schmitz and later renovated by the architect Carl R. Frederiksen. The church has seating for 500 people.

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

425 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: Filuren

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Teaterhuset Filuren is a Danish theatre for children and young people. The theatre is housed in Musikhuset Aarhus and has a theatre hall with room for 150 spectators.

Wikipedia: Filuren (DA), Website

168 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Sankt Nikolaj Kirke

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Saint Nikolaj Church is a church in Aarhus, Denmark. The church is situated in the Indre by neighbourhood on the western edge of the City Hall Park and was completed in 1893 from a design by Emanuel Edvard Christie Fleischer and Hjalmar Kjær in the Neo-Romanesque style. Saint Nikolaj Church is today owned and operated by the Catholic Church in Denmark and home to the local Chaldean congregation in Aarhus. The church is 700 square meters and holds 28 benches which can seat up to 300 people.

Wikipedia: St. Nicholas Church, Aarhus (EN)

870 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 11: Sankt Lukas Kirke

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Sankt Lukas Kirke RhinoMind / CC BY 3.0

St. Lukas Church is a church in Aarhus, Denmark. The church is situated in the Frederiksbjerg neighbourhood on Skt. Lucas Kirkeplads by Ingerslevs Boulevard. St. Lukas Church is a parish church under the Church of Denmark, the Danish state church, under the Diocese of Aarhus. It is the parish church of St. Lukas Parish which has some 11.000 parish members. The church was designed by architects Anton Frederiksen and Kaj Gottlob in neoclassical style with a 35 meters tall tower. It was constructed between 1921 and 1926 but the crypt under the church, with room for 200 graves, was opened before the church itself, in 1923.

Wikipedia: St. Luke's Church, Aarhus (EN)


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