Architectural Heritage Tour in Aarhus, Aarhus (Self Guided)

Aarhus offers a variety of eye-catching historical and modern architecture, including numerous buildings designed by famous Danish architect Hack Kampmann. Don’t hesitate to spend a few hours discovering the beautiful architecture Aarhus has to offer.
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Architectural Heritage Tour in Aarhus Map

Guide Name: Architectural Heritage Tour in Aarhus
Guide Location: Denmark » Aarhus (See other walking tours in Aarhus)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Author: rose
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Toldboden

1) Toldboden

Toldboden, located at the port quay, served as a customs house for many years. Inaugurated in 1897, it was designed by famous Danish architect Hack Kampmann. Nowadays, this red brick structure with three towers houses Erhvervscentrum Aarhus and Studenterhus Aarhus.
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Aarhus Theater

2) Aarhus Theater (must see)

The Aarhus Theater is the largest provincial theater in Denmark. Designed by Danish architect Hack Kampmann, construction began in 1898 and was completed in 1900. This Art Nouveau structure was built with an emphasis on natural materials, and its interior was designed by artists Hansen-Reistrup and Hans Tegner. In 2007, the Aarhus Theater received an audio make-over.

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Post and Telegraph Building

3) Post and Telegraph Building

The Post and Telegraph Building, built in 1904, is another design by the well-known Danish architect Hack Kampmann. It was built of granite and tiles, his favorite construction materials. The entrance is decorated with an interesting composition, consisting of a lamp with a bird atop it above the door.
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Aarhus City Hall

4) Aarhus City Hall (must see)

Aarhus City Hall was inaugurated 2 June 1941, and it was drawn by architects Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller. As one of just a few Danish city halls it was marked for preservation in March 1994 because of its unique architecture.

On the first proposal the plans did not include a tower but due to massive public pressure it was later added to the drawings. The city hall has a total area of 19,380 m² and its tower is 60 m tall. The building is made of concrete plated with 6,000 m² of marble from Porsgrunn in Norway. In January 2006 the city hall was included in the Danish Culture Kanon under architecture. Today the building is used as a museum for feminist culture and history in Denmark.

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Danish National Business Archives

5) Danish National Business Archives

The Danish National Business Archives, constructed in 1902 in a beautifully decorated Romanesque style, was designed by architect Hack Kampmann. Until 1963, it had housed the National Library of Aarhus.
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Scandinavian Congress Center

6) Scandinavian Congress Center

The Scandinavian Congress Center, established in 2005, is a conference center. It contains a meeting hall, banquet room, hotel, shopping arcade and offices. Designed by Skovgaard Sørensens Tegnestue, it has a modern, eye-catching architectural style using a lot of glass.
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Aarhus Central Station

7) Aarhus Central Station

Aarhus Central Station, built in 1927, is the city’s main railroad station. It was designed by the State Rail Company's architect K.T. Seest. Serving as the main hub for rail traffic between Aarhus and the rest of Denmark, the station is used by an average of 6.3 million people per year, making it the busiest train station outside of Copenhagen. The station is connected to a shopping center with 93 stores. The station itself has a few shops and a grocery store.

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Former Jutland Business School

8) Former Jutland Business School

This building, constructed in 1905, used to house the Jutland Business School, the predecessor to the Aarhus School of Business. Designed by Danish architect Hack Kampmann, its white rendered façade and thin granite stripes above and beneath the windows look magnificent.

Walking Tours in Aarhus, Denmark

Create Your Own Walk in Aarhus

Create Your Own Walk in Aarhus

Creating your own self-guided walk in Aarhus is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Southern Aarhus Tour

Southern Aarhus Tour

Southern Aarhus offers great opportunities for sightseeing. You can see the summer residence of the Danish Royal family, the magnificent Marselisborg Palace, the charming Memorial Park and many other attractions. Discover the beautiful sites of southern Aarhus in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.3 km
Places of Worship Tour in Aarhus

Places of Worship Tour in Aarhus

Aarhus churches provide a good insight into Denmark’s cultural and religious heritage. This tour reveals Danish churches of various architectural styles, all charming in their own way. The two major historical churches in Aarhus are Aarhus Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady. Don’t miss the opportunity to check out the magnificent churches Aarhus has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.9 km
Cultural Tour in Aarhus

Cultural Tour in Aarhus

This tour will guide you to Aarhus’ most significant cultural sites. The numerous performance venues, museums and theaters reveal the city’s vibrant cultural life. Don’t miss the opportunity to check out the great attractions in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Children's Entertainment Tour in Aarhus

Children's Entertainment Tour in Aarhus

Aarhus has much to offer in children’s entertainment. Children can learn more about art and explore their own artistic abilities, get exercise, play games, see animals, get lost in Aarhus’ popular amusement park, enjoy delicious Danish ice cream and much more. Discover all the family fun the city has to offer in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Museums Walk in Aarhus

Museums Walk in Aarhus

Aarhus is a great place to visit museums, home to a variety of large ones, including Den Gamle By, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum and more. You can discover a lot about the history and culture of Denmark. Don’t hesitate to spend time visiting Aarhus’ wonderful museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Art Galleries Walk in Aarhus

Art Galleries Walk in Aarhus

There are many great art galleries in Aarhus. Its galleries offer solo exhibitions, themed exhibitions, joint exhibitions, featuring the works of beginning and professional artists, Danish and international artists. Discover Aarhus' best art galleries in the following tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Aarhus for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Aarhus has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Aarhus, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.