Southern Aarhus Tour, Aarhus (Self Guided)

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
Author: rose
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Donbækhusene

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.
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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.
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Fredenskirken

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.
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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.
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
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: 4.0 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
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
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

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.