More than anyone else, the Danish architect Hack Kampmann made his glorious mark on the city Aarhus during a very active period around 1900. This page will give you an overview of his most influential and important buildings in Aarhus.
Most of central Aarhus is easily covered on foot. There are many pedestrianised streets, narrow streets, open spaces, squares and car-free zones.
The early stages of the world’s first open-air museum of urban culture were the Danish National Exhibition in Århus in 1909. Peter Holm, Århus teacher and translator, had been put in charge of creating a section of local history, and when he got wind of an old renaissance house in the city, which had been sold to be demolished, the idea emerged as to how this could be put to good use.
Explore Aarhus on your own. Visit churches, museums, old highways and byways, and the City Hall - in several versions. Enjoy yourself!
You can encounter the name Marselis in many places in Aarhus. The Marselisborg Palace, The Marselisborg Forests, The Marselisborg Yacht Harbour, but what is behind this name?
In 1661 King Frederik III of Denmark, who was deeply in debt, had to surrender to one of his creditors, the Dutch merchant Gabriel Marselis, sizeable amounts of Crownlands in Jutland, including the Havreballegård manor.
What is known today as the "Vadestedet" with its café-culture and outdoor life during the summertime was a vibrant and busy place when the city was originally founded - and this was the location of the first river port.
Aarhus is one of Scandinavia´s oldest cities
New excavations have shown that Aarhus was founded around the year 770. This means that Aarhus is in fact at least 100 years older than assumed originally, and thus one of Scandinavia’s oldest cities.