Places of Worship Tour in Aarhus, Aarhus (Self Guided)

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.
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Places of Worship Tour in Aarhus Map

Guide Name: Places of Worship 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: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.9 km
Author: rose

1) Langenæskirken

Langenæskirken was built in 1966, designed by architect Arne Gravers. The red brick church and its grey tower topped with a cross utilize glass in their construction, a unique modern combination. The church organ was built in 1970. Worship services are held on Sundays at 10:00 am.
Sankt Lukas Kirke

2) Sankt Lukas Kirke

This Neoclassical parish church, built in 1926, was designed by Anton Frederiksen & Kaj Gottlob. It provides a variety of youth activities, as well as a host of special activities and services for its congregation.
Sankt Pauls Kirke

3) Sankt Pauls Kirke

St Paul's Church is a parish church built in 1887, was designed by architect Th. Walther in the Neo-Romanesque style. It has two identical towers with green domes. The church’s interior is white with charming lighting. Its interior and exterior design was inspired by Roman basilicas, seen in its beautiful white columns and arches.

In 1978, a parish building was attached to the church. It was designed by Inger and Johannes Exner as a fan-shaped attachment with a meeting room, confirmation classrooms and offices. It is connected to the apse by means of a foyer with a glazed roof.
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Aarhus Cathedral

4) Aarhus Cathedral (must see)

Aarhus Cathedral, the city’s major religious edifice, is dedicated to the patron saint of sailors, St. Clemens and located on Store Torv (Large Square). It is the largest church in Denmark, at 93 meters long and 96 meters high, seating around 1200 people. Construction began at the end of the 12th century. A number of its frescoes date back to between 1470 and 1520. Until the Reformation, most of its walls were covered in frescoes, many of which were lost, though it still has more than any other church in Denmark. One older painting was saved from the first cathedral, the Lazarus Window, painted around 1300.

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Sight description based on wikipedia
Church of Our Lady

5) Church of Our Lady (must see)

The Church of Our Lady (Vor Frue Kirke), located in the city center, is one of Aarhus’ largest churches. Originally called St. Nicholas' Church, it was expanded by the construction of a Dominican priory in 1240, Vor Frue Kloster (Our Lady's Priory), of which the present church formed the southern wing. After the Reformation its name was changed to the Church of Our Lady and King Christian III decreed that the surrounding buildings, formerly a priory of the Dominicans, should function as a hospital for the sick and poor. The church was subsequently granted congregational privileges which officially made it the center for clerical activities in its area. Between 1250 and 1500 the church was heavily expanded by the addition of, among other things, the large tower. In the 1950s a crypt was rediscovered beneath the church during renovations.

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Sight description based on wikipedia
Sankt Markus Kirke

6) Sankt Markus Kirke

Sankt Markus Kirke, built in 1935, was designed by Copengen architect Thomas Havning. Inspired by medieval churches, it is reminiscent of Roman basilicas. The church interior is simple, painted white with light wooden pews.

7) Møllevangskirken

Møllevangskirken, consecrated in 1959, was designed by Danish architect C.F. Møller. The elegant 25 meter high tower was built in 1969. The beautiful yellow brick crucifix of the altar was sculpted by Erik Heide.
Hasle Kirke

8) Hasle Kirke

Hasle Kirke, built in 1140, contains Romanesque features. The two-story tower with a wooden ceiling was erected in the 16th century and the porch was added in 1872. Worship is held every Sunday at 10:00 am.

Walking Tours in Aarhus, Denmark

Create Your Own Walk in Aarhus

Create Your Own Walk in Aarhus

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Children's Entertainment Tour in Aarhus

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

Art Galleries Walk in Aarhus

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
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Cultural Tour in Aarhus

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Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Architectural Heritage Tour in Aarhus

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Museums Walk in Aarhus

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Southern Aarhus Tour

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Travel Distance: 6.3 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.