Southern Aarhus Tour (Self Guided), Aarhus

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.
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Southern Aarhus Tour Map

Guide Name: Southern Aarhus Tour
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: 6.3 Km or 3.9 Miles
Author: rose
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Varna Palace
  • Memorial Monument
  • Memorial Park
  • Marselisborg Palace
  • Donbækhusene
  • Ole Rømer Observatory
  • Fredenskirken
  • Viby Kirke
Varna Palace

1) Varna Palace

Varna Palace, built in 1909, was designed by architect Eggert Aachen. It is located in the magnificent Marselisborg forest. Recently renovated by the new owners, it has a charming yellow interior. Nowadays it is used for meetings, conferences and other events.
Memorial Monument

2) Memorial Monument

Memorial Monument, located in Memorial Park, pays tribute to all the Danes who were killed in World War I. It contains the names of 4,140 Danish soldiers and also features a large circle with sculptures of guns and soldiers on its walls.
Memorial Park

3) Memorial Park

Memorial Park, located in front of Marseliborg Palace, is a 32 acre park planned by architect L. Christian Diedrichsen. It offers trees, small ponds, interesting sculptures, a rose and herb garden and much more. People like to come here for picnics and other recreational activities.
Marselisborg Palace

4) Marselisborg Palace (must see)

Marselisborg Palace is a residence of the Danish Royal Family, serving as the summer home of Queen Margrethe II since 1967. Historically, the 18th century country house was the property of the Marselis family, originally of Hamburg, from where it gets its name. Marselisborg became a royal residence when Crown Prince Christian and his consort Princess Alexandrine received it as a wedding gift in 1898. It was rebuilt by Danish architect Hack Kampmann. Currently, the palace is used during the summer, as well as during the Easter and Christmas holidays.
Sight description based on wikipedia

5) Donbækhusene

Donbækhusene, two small houses located near Marselisborg Palace, were built in 1828 and 1850. They served as quarters for servants of Marselisborg Palace. Later, they were used as housing for forest workers. The houses burned in 1996 and rebuilt by the Municipality of Aarhus in their original style.
Ole Rømer Observatory

6) Ole Rømer Observatory

Ole Rømer Observatory, an astronomical observatory designed by Danish architect Anton Rosen, was built in 1911 at the request of German astronomer Friedrich Krüger. Nowadays it is used for research and observation by the University of Aarhus. Open 15 nights a month from September through April, it offers astronomical presentations to visitors. It is a great example of Danish Art Nouveau design.

7) Fredenskirken

Fredenskirken, erected between 1958 and 1960, is located on Rosenvangs Alle. It was designed by architects F. Nichalsen and Aksel Skov. This church features a chapel and a bell tower. Worship services are held on Sundays and everyone is welcome to attend.
Viby Kirke

8) Viby Kirke

Viby Kirke, built in the late 1100s, is located on Grundtvigsvej. This village church contains a Romanesque apse, chancel and nave. Worship services are held each Sunday, with coffee on the church porch afterwards.

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.
Architectural Jewels

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
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Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Historical Churches Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.3 Km or 5.2 Miles
Museums Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Cultural Venues

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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