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  • 1 Old Town Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Viborgvej 2 DK - 8000 Århus

    Den Gamle By is in parkland along Viborgvej in the western part of Århus. It is one of the most picturesque and beautiful open-air museums in Denmark. Old houses and buildings from towns across the country, dating from the 17C to the 19C, have been c..

  • 2 Moesgård Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Moesgård Alle 20 DK - 8270 Højbjerg

    The museum of Danish prehistory, housed in an 18C manor, illustrates the period from the Stone Age to Viking times. You can see the Graubelle Man found in a peat bog near the village of Graubelle, and probably the victim of a human sacrifice to a pag..

  • 3 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Store Torv DK - 8000 Århus

    Originally dating from the 13C, the cathedral was completely remodelled in the 15C in the Gothic style. There are also more recent features, such as the spire, which is early-20C.The 93m-long nave is the longest in Denmark. The overall impression is ..

  • 4 ARoS Fine Art Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Aros Allé 2 DK - 8000 Århus

    This museum has been housed in a superb building in the heart of the town since 2004. Several levels of mezzanines are distributed around a vast hall lit by a glass roof and reached by a stairway winding around a lift shaft. The collection includes t..

  • 5 Church of Our Lady Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Vestergade 21 DK - 8000 Århus

    The church of Our Lady, the former abbey church of a Dominican monastery, was built between the 13C and the 15C. There are traces of frescoes and a magnificent altarpiece by Claus Berg. This dates from around 1520 and has a vividly expressive style r..

  • 6 Kvindemuseet (Women's Museum)

    Museums and art

    Domkirkepladsen 5 DK - 8000 Århus

    The only museum in the whole of Denmark to be exclusively dedicated to women. It presents the everyday objects used by women since pre-history and up to the present day, with an emphasis on the feminist movement.

  • 7 Aarhuskunstbygning (Centre for Contemporary Art)

    Museums and art

    J.M. Mørks Gade 13 DK - 8000 Århus

    This centre is dedicated to both national and international contemporary art, hosting some 20 exhibitions per year. This means visitors can learn about the artists of today, whether their medium is painting, sculpture, video or textile. The bar and t..

  • 8 Steno Museum

    Museums and art

    C.F. Møllers Allé 2 DK - 8000 Århus

    Located at the entrance to the university campus, this museum, separated into two parts, is designed to arouse curiosity about science and medicine. The part dedicated to the history of the sciences presents astronomy, atomic and nuclear physics and ..

  • 9 Latin Quarter

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Skt. Clemens DK - 8000 Århus

    The district north of the cathedral is the oldest and liveliest part of town. Narrow streets, cafés, fashion shops and art galleries create a youthful atmosphere.

  • 10 Viking Museum

    Museums and art

    Skt. Clemens Torv 6 DK - 8000 Århus

    While men were digging the foundations of a bank (Unibank) facing the cathedral, they discovered the remains of an ancient Viking city. Parts of the ramparts have been unearthed, together with various archaeological objects, such as tools. You can al..

  • 11 Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rådhuspladsen 2 DK - 8000 Århus

    The town hall was designed in a very functional style by Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) just before the Second World War. Its walls are covered in grey marble from Norway. The view from the top of the tower takes in the whole town.

  • 12 Music Centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Thomas Jensens Allé DK - 8000 Århus

    The impressive complex with a glass façade was inaugurated in 1982 and is entirely devoted to music. Concerts by the Århus Symphony Orchestra are held here on a regular basis, and ballets and operas are also staged. There are two concert halls, the l..

  • 13 Botanical Gardens

    Nature and gardens

    Møllevejen 10 DK - 8000 Århus

    The magnificent Botanisk Have belonging to the university look over the old town. The exterior section includes numerous varieties of plants (arboretum, and medicinal, venomous and aromatic plants). In the middle of the garden, greenhouses extending ..

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