Welcome to Aarhus
When do we
Meeting point: On the spot in front of Aarhus Main Station, Banegårdspladsen 1, 8000 Aarhus Duration: 2 hours 1100 – 1300 1400 – 1600
An exciting street through Aarhus s Latin quarter. The street is one of the oldest in Aarhus and offers a wealth of memorable stories. It is also a sight worthy of a seeing, full of exciting and diverse life. Here you will find alternative life and culture, with diverse cafes.
The Church of Our Lady
The church is one of the city’s two medieval churches and is built on the site of Aarhus first cathedral. The oldest church on the site, crypt below the Church of Our Lady, is the oldest part of the church that was built around 1060. It is the oldest preserved stone church in the North, also called Viking Church. Along with the church is also a former Dominican monastery.
City Hall Square
City Hall Square is the place for political posturing in Aarhus and the site of most demonstrations in the city. Here is the prospect of Arne Jacobsen’s town hall and several other of the city’s distinctive buildings. This is also where one of the old city gates were, where farmers’ goods were taxed on the way into town.
Agnete and the Merman
The sculpture and fountain with Agnete and the Merman dates back to the town hall’s inauguration as a gift from the Carlsberg Foundation. Spring water basin forms every summer setting for one of the more special Aarhus traditions. Here you can also see the beginning of the large-scale new main street project was canceled. But as yet has been of great importance for how Aarhus center looks today.
Aros was built in 2004, as an exciting continuation of the old Aarhus Art Museum. The new museum has been a great success both artistically and in terms of attendance, the number of visitors has repeatedly exceeded forecasts. In 2011 inaugurated the museum’s landmark Your rainbow panorama of the Danish / Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, providing stunning views of the city in rainbow colors. In addition, a piece of installation art so heavy that the building had to be reinforced with many tons of steel to carry the weight.
Meeting point at the bump infront of Aarhus Train Station, Banegårdspladsen 1, 8000 Aarhus