Architectural Jewels (Self Guided), Aarhus

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 Jewels Map

Guide Name: Architectural Jewels
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 or 2.2 Miles
Author: rose
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Toldboden
  • Aarhus Theater
  • Post and Telegraph Building
  • Aarhus City Hall
  • Danish National Business Archives
  • Scandinavian Congress Center
  • Aarhus Central Station
  • Former Jutland Business School

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.
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.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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.
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.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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.
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.
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.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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 or 3.9 Miles
Aarhus Introduction Walking Tour

Aarhus Introduction Walking Tour

Situated on the east coast of the Danish Jutland peninsula, the ancient city of Aarhus is a true open-air museum displaying a rich collection of centuries-old timbered buildings and contemporary structures. The historic Sankt Clemens Bridge, the Aarhus Cathedral with its medieval frescoes, the Aarhus Botanical Gardens, and of course the beautiful Agnete and the Merman fountain are just a few local...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Art Galleries Walk

Art Galleries Walk

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 or 1.3 Miles
Museums Walk

Museums Walk

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 or 2.2 Miles
Cultural Venues

Cultural Venues

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 or 2.4 Miles
Historical Churches Tour

Historical Churches Tour

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: 8.3 Km or 5.2 Miles