DISCOVERING AARHUS, PAST AND PRESENT
A tour suited to all ages and which takes us to the heart of Aarhus, where past and present come together in perfect harmony. Modernist buildings stand next to historic monuments and a city within a city, the open museum of Den Gamle By, takes us back centuries, in an oasis surrounded by modernity where ancient traditions live on.
What we will see
- Sightseeing tour of Aarhus
- Aarhus City Hall (external visit)
- University, Botanical Gardens, Musikhuset Arhus and ARoS art museum (external visit)
- Marselisborg Palace (external visit)
- Aarhus Cathedral
- Open-air museum of Den Gamle By
What we will do
- We will hop on-board the coach and begin our tour with a sightseeing tour of Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark, the perfect successful combination between modern vivacity and testimony to the past.
- We can admire the Aarhus City Hall, to the south of Rådhuspladsen, in the city's busiest area. Known for its modernist structure, the City Hall was designed at the end of the 30s by the famous Danish architect, Arne Jacobsen, who also oversaw the décor.
- The tour continues allowing us to admire other pivotal places within the city such as the University, the Botanical Gardens, the Musikhuset Arhus concert hall and the ARoS art museum, one of the largest in Europe, famous for its roof skywalk, the windows of which are rainbow-coloured.
- On-board the coach, we will stop in front of the Queen's summer residence, the Marselisborg Palace, forming part of a public, part of which is closed to the public, where we can sneak a peek at the private residence of the Royal family.
- We will continue on our tour visiting the Aarhus Cathedral, the longest and tallest in Denmark and one of the oldest red brick buildings in Jutland. Presently, the restored bell tower stands at more than 94 metres, whilst the church is more than 90 metres long. Inside houses more than 200 frescos from the 14th and 15th Centuries, as well as an altar from the 16th Century sculpted by the Master of Lübeck, Bernt Notke.
- At the end of this fascinating visit we can take advantage of some free time to walk through the city centre.
- Before returning, we will stop at the*open-air museum of Den Gamle By*. Here we will visit a reproduction of a traditional Danish village which houses over 75 original historic structures, amongst which, craft studios, residences, a theatre, a post office and a school, taken from all over Denmark where every brick is numbered to be able to reconstruct them exactly as they were within the museum.
- We will find ourselves immersed in atmospheres from times past, passing by buildings built between the 15th and 18th Centuries where museum personnel, dressed in period costumes, will entertain visitors presenting domestic activities or work, typical in the daily lives of those from centuries passed.
What you need to know
- We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.