Cultural Tour in Aarhus, Aarhus (Self Guided)

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.
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Cultural Tour in Aarhus Map

Guide Name: Cultural Tour in Aarhus
Guide Location: Denmark » Aarhus (See other walking tours in Aarhus)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Author: rose
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Ridehuset

1) Ridehuset

Ridehuset hosts countless concerts, festivals, fairs and more. Built in 1867, this house was originally designed to provide training for horse riding. It has since become a listed building and an important cultural landmark in Aarhus.
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Concert Hall

2) Concert Hall

Concert Hall (Musikhuset), located in the heart of the city, is the center of Aarhus’ cultural life. Containing two theaters, holding 1,600 and 316 seats, it offers a wide range of Danish and international performances.
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BioCity Aarhus

3) BioCity Aarhus

BioCity Aarhus is a multiplex cinema. It features nine screens, offering 3D movies and all the latest in technology for the modern film experience. BioCity also contains a café, candy store and facilities for the disabled. Discounts are available for children, students and the elderly.
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Aarhus Theater

4) 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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Occupation Museum

5) Occupation Museum

The Occupation Museum pays tribute to the period when Aarhus was occupied by Nazi Germany, from 1940 to 1945. Exhibitions feature the everyday life, tragic events, local resistance, Nazi military uniforms and more.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm
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Nyholm Cantrell Glas

6) Nyholm Cantrell Glas

Nyholm Cantrell Glas, located on Klostergade, is a workshop where you can witness the magnificent glassblowing process, creating such lovely pieces as vases, boxes and sculptures. Don’t miss the opportunity to see colorful glass items designed before your eyes.
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Museum of Ancient Art

7) Museum of Ancient Art

The Museum of Ancient Art, located in the main building of the University of Aarhus, is open from Monday through Thursday. Admission is free. It exhibits about 4,000 items, including a significant collection of Scandinavian coins. Most of the museum’s artifacts are from Ancient Greece and Rome.

Operation hours: Monday - Thursday, Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm

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.
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: 1.9 km
Aarhus Nightlife Walk

Aarhus Nightlife Walk

Aarhus has one of the best nightlife scenes in western Denmark. There are plenty of bars, cafes and nightclubs where you can spend time dancing, listening to great music, having delicious food and drinks, watch a movie and much more. Check out the following tour to have a great night out in Aarhus.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Architectural Heritage Tour in Aarhus

Architectural Heritage Tour in 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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 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
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: 3.5 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: 4.4 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.