Møllestien in Aarhus

Møllestien - a street in Aarhus

Møllestien is a street with true village idyll in the center of Århus. The houses which are characteristic in Møllestien are called "outhouses" or "booths". They were originally one-storyed houses to let with one or two windows and a door, and besides the kitchen often only had the one living room. The greater part of these houses still standing were uilt between 1870 and 1885 most likely over similar type timbered dwellings from the 1600-1700 period.

Take a walk through Møllestien today and your first impression would be that time has stood still. And so it is - the street is simply idyllic with beautiful hollyhocks reminding you of romantic bygone days.

But it has not always been like that. For instance, two women who lived there in 1688 were sentenced for witchcraft. Today Møllestien is a picturesque cobbled street right in the centre of the city. It is regarded by many as being the most beautiful street in Aarhus.

The hollyhocks and rambling roses race each other to grow up against the tiny old half-timbered houses with their small-paned windows. Most of the houses were built in the 18th century and the whole street exudes ancient charm.

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