Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Aarhus, Denmark


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 3.4 km
Ascend 67 m
Descend 36 m

Explore Aarhus 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.

Sight 1: 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

360 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

1256 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 3: Steno Museet

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Steno Museum – The Danish Museum of Science History is a Danish cultural history museum located in the University Park in Aarhus.

Wikipedia: Steno Museet (DA), Website

300 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 4: Naturhistorisk Museum

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The Natural History Museum in Aarhus is a Danish museum specializing in natural history.

Wikipedia: Natural History Museum, Aarhus (EN), Website

228 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Universitetsparken

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Universitetsparken Romain Thouvenin / CC BY-SA 3.0

Aarhus University Park or the University Park is a public park in central Aarhus, Denmark. The University Park is at the centre of Aarhus University's main campus.

Wikipedia: University Park, Aarhus (EN)

297 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Antikmuseet

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The Museum of Ancient Art in Aarhus, Denmark is museum dedicated to the ancient art and cultural history of the mediterranean countries, in particular Ancient Greece, Etruscan civilization and Ancient Rome. The museum is situated in the university campus in the district Midtbyen.

Wikipedia: Museum of Ancient Art, Aarhus (EN), Website

963 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 7: Sankt Johannes Kirke

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St. John's Church is a congregation of the Church of Denmark in Aarhus, Denmark. The parish church is situated in the Trøjborg neighbourhood, immediately north-west of Nordre Cemetery. In 2015, Saint Johannes Parish counted some 8,916 members.

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


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