City walks

Book a guided city walk in Aarhus
You can book a guided city walk in Aarhus and immerse yourself in its history for a more personal and rather different experience of the city and the many gems which Aarhus has to offer. A city walk can be arranged in many exciting and interesting ways depending on the perspective you and your guests wish for your tour: the history of Aarhus, its cultural community, architecture, population, demographics, etc., etc.

On this page you can find inspiration for your chosen walk in the city, while you also have the opportunity to arrange it in full accordance with your personal preferences.

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Themes

Theme: The architecture of Aarhus then and now
Over the years, a string of architects have left their unique mark on the cityscape of Aarhus. On this tour we follow in the footsteps of a couple of these to get a closer look at the buildings and spaces they designed which make the city particularly fascinating to move around in. One of the architectural pearls you could choose to visit is the Aarhus Theatre, designed by the architect Hack Kampmann (1856-1920), one of the city's leading architects of the time. From here you walk on to the Concert Hall park, which is encircled by modern, distinctive buildings, all designed by leading Danish architects during the 20th and 21st centuries.

Theme: The Frederiksbjerg precinct
Listen to the stories about the origin of the Frederiksbjerg quarter, about new arrivals and about Hack Kampmann's visionary plans for a city quarter of avenues and boulevards à la Paris. You go back in time to the period of the industrialisation at the end of the 19th century when the population increased dramatically and there was an acute housing shortage. There was a lack of building plots in the city, and in 1896 the City Council got the opportunity to take up the estate of the Marselis Manor and expand the city towards the south.
Alternative: The 'Latin Quarter', Aarhus University Park, and other sights

Theme: Cemetery walk - the city's most beautiful cemetery
Immerse yourself in history through impressive monuments and graves of many ofAarhus' historical figures, such as Dalgas, Filtenborg, and Peter Sabroe, whose last resting-places can still be found in theNorthCemetery.

Theme: In the footsteps of the Vikings
Hear all about the Viking Age in Aarhus, about the Aarhus River and its significance for the founders of the city of Aros. This tour includes a visit to the Viking Museum which provides excellent insights into life in Aarhus during the Viking Age. Another distinctive building from this period is the Church of Our Lady with probably Scandinavia’s oldest crypt dating back to around 1060.

All tours must be booked in advance
For further information please contact the incoming agents and the guide services

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Include a visit in your walk

At many of the attractions, reservations may be made for lunch, coffee, etc. and events can be organised and included.

Aarhus Cathedral

Aarhus Cathedral

Church of Our Lady (Vor Frue Kirke)

Church of Our Lady (Vor Frue Kirke)

Aarhus City Hall

Aarhus City Hall