Guide Service in Aarhus and nearby
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Aarhus – City Walk Through a Thousand Years of History
City walk from the past to the future. From the city of vikings to the modern city with Danish art and craft.
After a pleasant visit to the Museum of the vikings (open Monday-Friday only), the guide will take you downtown. Experience the merchant district with small cafees, Danish design and bikes all over.
The tour finish at the museum of modern art: ARoS. Feel free to visit the special exhibitions, have a look at the city from the roof or enjoy a meal in the restaurant. At ARoS you'll find wonderful pieces of Danish and European art from the last 300 years.
For Cruise Guests Visiting Aarhus
A smiling tour, proof that we in Denmark truly are among the happiest in the world. Get the best of the best from Aarhus on this tour
The Old Town Museum in Aarhus
Hop into the time machine and enjoy a tour of Denmark's best open-air museum, where each street has its own story to tell
All Streams Lead to – Aarhus River
A guided city walk along Aarhus river towards its estuary.
Dokk1 and the Harbour
Aarhus Harbour with lovely and architecture and buildings. A remarkable architectural development from Vikings to modern Man
Aarhus by Bike – From Viking Village to the Biggest Harbour in Denmark
A bike ride is a fast and pleasant way to discover a bigger part of Aarhus city. On this tour you will see the highlights of Aarhus. A city that since the founding by the Vikings has been one of the richest and most important cities in Denmark.
I will show you the astonishing development of the city, from medieval merchant town to modern metropolis.
We will venture out in the street that used to be the grimmest alley in Denmark. Next stop is the oldest stone church in Scandinavia. Furthermore we will visit the impressing Cathedral of Aarhus that is located in the cosy Latin Quarter with lots of old and beautiful buildings. I will reveal to you how a real estate company ended in a cowshed.
From here we will ride round Aarhus Ø which offers a beautiful view of the bay of Aarhus. Here you will see how an old container terminal can be turned into a modern part of the city with the most daring architecture.
Next destination is the old harbour of the city from 1861. This harbour sparked an astonishing development that transformed Aarhus from a medieval town to an industrial powerhouse. The signs of this development are still around as well as the heavy industries that was formed here in the beginning of the 20th century. You will also find out how an abattoir ended up right next to modern office buildings.
We will ride through the living quarters of the first industrial workers of the city to see where and how they lived.
At the end we will see the distinct City Hall in Aarhus and the modern landmark of the city, the museum of art ARoS.
Aarhus; from Vikings to the Top of the Rainbow
The best sights of Aarhus; the cathedral, the Viking museum, the art museum and the open-air museum the Old Town
Bicycle Ride to Moesgaard – From Aarhus
To go from Aarhus to Moesgaard is one of the finest bicycle routes in Denmark and a great way to explore the Aarhus forrest
Meet Mr. Drakenberg, Holy Niels and the White Ladies from Aarhus
I will introduce you to mysterious persons from Aarhus in an attentive and informal way and surprice you with captivating stories
Aarhus – Christmas at the Old Town Museum
Meet the Danes, buy your Christmas presents and enjoy the Danish Christmas time at the museum the Old Town in Aarhus
Aarhus City Walk – from Viking Village to Mini Metropolis
Our city walk starts by the small river of Aros, from which the city has taken it's name.
From there I'll guide you via the old Viking wall towards the cathedral square, where past and present meet. Here, side by side there are monumental buildings and modern sculptures.
We continue along the medieval streets to the monastic area with the Church of Our Lady, before we in Vestergade pass the old grocer's stores on our way to "The Old City" an open-air museum, which we look at from the outside.
From here we'll walk back to ARoS which now is the new, modern museum of art, and further on to the city hall with its distinctive tower. We then return to our starting point by strolling along the riverside with its many cafes and restaurants.
Aarhus Northern Cemetery
A different history of Aarhus based on the great men and women buried at Nordre Kirkegaard, the Northern Cemetery
The Marselisborg Palace Gardens
Guided tour of the palace gardens of HM the Queen's summer residence Marselisborg Palace by enthusiastic and local guide from Aarhus
Aarhus' Wonderful Parks
Visit parks next to the royal Marseliesborg Palace. Meet relaxed Danes trying to catch a glimpse of their majesty Queen Margrethe II
Aarhus – City of Knowledge
City walk in Aarhus focusing on what makes the Danish university system great and why Aarhus is a great place to study
Explore City Vest, the Church, the New Neighborhood and the Bazar
I would like to invite you on a different tour in the west area of Aarhus.
We'll start at the City Vest shopping mall, talk about the idea behind, and explore the decor.
Next we'll walk to the modern church "Gjellerup kirke", and talk about the history of the church. After this we walk through the new neighborhood in Brabrand, a project called "helhedsplanen" meaning the master plan. From here we'll walk to the lovely Bazar West, where you can shop fruits from most of the world.
It is possible to have a good meal at the bazar.
The tour will end at the Bazar
Experience the New District of Aarhus and the Harbour
Aarhus Ø overflows with architectural buildings, water activities and taste experiences. An experience in Aarhus' new district
Aarhus – The Firsts And the Largests – For You to Explore
Cream puff are an Aarhus invention. This is just one of many firsts and largests stories to be told in Aarhus. Let me entertain you
Historic Frederiksgade – in the hidden backyards
See the hidden back yards of historic Frederiksgade, Frederik's street, named after a king
Guided Coach Tour of Aarhus City
Coach tour in the old, beautifull city Aarhus with its old Cathedral, the City Hall, ARoS Art Museum and Marselisborg Palace
Historic Vestergade in the Hidden Back Yards
Vestergade, West Street, is one of the oldest streets in the city of Aarhus. It dates back to the Viking Age around 900 AD.
The street was then outside of the city walls and the city within the walls was mainly a royal fortification, naval base and a port for shipping goods to far away ports. Presumably the oldest building in Aarhus, Vor Frue Kirke, The Church of Our Lady, with its crypt dates back to around 1,000 AD and it is located in Vestergade. During the middle ages it became part of a Dominican convent, or a Black Friar convent, as it was also called. It became the hospital for the leppers of the city in the middle ages.
Between the 16th and the 19th centuries Vestergade became the centre for trade in Aarhus with a total of 17 merchant houses in Vestergade alone, the highest concentration of merchant houses in any street in Aarhus at the time. Some of these half-timpered buildings are preserved to this day and on this walk we will go into their hidden and picturesque back yards, where you can still see traces of their original purposes and of the uses of later times, where there were artisan shops and factories in the back yards of the inner cities.
The walk takes 1-2 hours according to your preferences and shorter tours of Vestergade is also available.
In the Footsteps of the Vikings
We'll look for links to the very old settlement of the Vikings called Aros while we walk through the streets of Aarhus
Treat Your Taste Buds – Food Tour in Aarhus
During this food walk we visit some of the many specialty food shops in the Aarhus and taste some of their many products
The Best of Aarhus
Get the perfect introduction to Denmark's 2nd biggest city. Discover Aarhus at its best and get an insight into the Danish culture
Aarhus Cathedral – Guided Tour of this Beautiful Cathedral
Guided tour of Aarhus Cathedral with interesting frescoes, a beautiful alter piece, the Marselis' Chapel and a leprosy window
Mindeparken – the Memorial Park Connectet to the Palace
Guidet walk in the Memorial park commemorating Danes killed in the Great War 1914-18. The Memorial Park is situated next to the palace gardens by HM the Queen's summer residence, Marselisborg Palace.
Next to the Palace grounds is the Memorial Park and monument commemorating all Danes killed in the Great War 1914-18. Although Denmark stayed neutral in the First World War a large number of merchant sailors and some fishermen died at sea in addition to Danes who volunteered for the allied armies.
By far the majority of Danish war dead were from Southern Jutland, then part of Germany after Denmark lost the war of 1864 against Prussia and Austria. Some 4,100 people from this part of Denmark were killed from 1914-18. In 1920, as a result of Germany losing the Great War, Southern Jutland once again became part of Denmark.
Provided you bring somebody strong to push your wheelchair there is access for the disabled on this guidet walk. Please be aware that the ground can be soft and wet in some areas.
Aarhus - guided tours
Aarhus is a large university city, and the many young people make the city sprightly and lively. Both on the university grounds and along the river and in all the cafes and bars that beckon along the recreated river, Aarhus Å. Lots of sights and interesting places are close by. Everywhere on a city walk you will meet the city's citizens, students and tourists from all over the world. There is always a joyful ambience and happy days in Aarhus, and it is not without reason that Jutland's largest city has been nicknamed the City of Smiles.
Aarhus has so many good and exciting sights that are worth a visit with or without a guide. You have architecture, museums, historical monuments and hip neighbourhoods around the city. A city walk with a guide will take you to the places that interest you the most. A guided tour will also ensure that you get to know the details and quirks of the place. You can freely choose from all our guides in Aarhus. Book directly and get a quick response.
Choose between a city walk around one of the city's many different neighbourhoods or parks, a guided bike tour in the beautiful countryside or the city centre. How about a tour through Den Gamle by, the open-air museum or a coach tour to the city's many sights. Your guide ensures that you experience the best of everything and that you get to exactly where you want to go and listen to all the good stories while you are on tour.
Aarhus, the largest city in Jutland
Aarhus is Jutland's largest city and a big city, although compared to international big cities it is small. In Aarhus, development is fast, the pace is fast and the harbour area boasts modern construction in glass and steel. Fortunately, the city has preserved the characteristic Danish coziness in the city centre. The Latin Quarter is really worth a visit - but where is it? What to choose if time is short? A guided tour or city walk with a professional guide can be the fastest way to the best of Aarhus. If you feel like it, afterwards you can wander between the attractions and sights that interest you the most.
Museums and culture in Aarhus
DOKK1 and the art museum AroS with Olafur Eliasson's "Rainbow Panorama" are two central landmarks in the City of Smiles. The open-air museum Den Gamle By is probably Aarhus' biggest attraction. Right next to it is the botanical garden with the large greenhouses, where you can wander through the climate zones from temperate to tropical and from rainforest to desert. You can see vanilla hanging from orchid vines, see coffee trees, angel trumpets, dragon's blood trees and much more.
In Marselisborg, on the southern outskirts of the city, you'll find the queen's summer residence, Marselisborg Palace. The palace is surrounded by the royal park, Forstbotanisk Have, the Forest Botanical Garden with trees from all over the world and a memorial park for those who fell in the First World War.
Further towards the south, past Dyrehaven and through the beautiful Marselisborg forests, you'll find Moesgård Museum. Among many other things you can see the Grauballemanden, a unique and fantastically well-preserved bog man from the Iron Age. The new Moesgård Museum is very scenic and beautifully integrated into the landscape, an unusually successful structure in grass and concrete. If you're interested in architecture, it's worth the whole trip just to see the museum from the outside. But allow yourself time to experience the museum from the inside. It is definitely worth a visit.
Aarhus city centre
Back in the city we recommend to visit Aarhus' very cosy, old town centre. The centre offers many small and large attractions. The Latin quarter lies north and west of the cathedral, which is the tallest and longest church in Denmark. The cathedral is located right in the centre of historic Aarhus and from here there is only a short walk to all the most important sights in the city centre. The cathedral is dedicated to the patron saint of sailors St. Clemens. It suits Aarhus very well, as Aarhus has Denmark's largest port, measured in volume of goods.
Right by the cathedral is the beautiful Aarhus Theatre. Only a stone's throw away, from Clemens Bro you can look down into the open river, Aarhus Å. This is also where you can take part in the exciting and fashionable café life along the river. An obvious place to study Aarhusians relaxing in good spirit. In the summer, it is really crowded with a multitude of young people enjoying themselves.
The street Skolegade has always been a favorite spot for thirsty souls in search of a watering hole. The street runs from the cathedral all the way down to the estuary and the port. In the City of Smiles there are of course naughty stories from Skolegade, and the guide knows them.
The Latin Quarter
The Latin Quarter has also gone from being the center of the city's bohemians and flippers to being fashionable. The small shops in the small old houses are of course still there, the cobblestones are still there, but access is prohibited for cars. The Latin Quarter in Aarhus has been beautifully renovated and on summer evenings the scent of exotic spices drifts from the many small cafes and eateries. Our guides in Aarhus are enthusiastic about their city, and loves to tell all the good and surprising stories about Aarhus.
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