Walking Tour Aarhus: From the Viking Age to the Modern City

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Guru: Juliana
Quality Verified Registered on July 09, 2022

Curious about the world and life, I decided to move abroad. The stories we can find in books are precious, but less attractive than the people themselves and their stories. That's why I prefer to listen to people, visit places and, from there, get to know the stories of each place. I am a drama and art teacher, I also tell stories, in the theater and on the streets of Aarhus. I can guide in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

From the Viking Age to the Modern City
Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and one of the oldest cities in the country. The city began as a Viking settlement in the 700s and the city center is still where it was 1200 years ago.

We start this tour in the center of the city, in front of the Aarhus Theater, a building that mixes Art Nouveau, Viking symbols, and an iconic gargoyle at the top.

This tour will take you from the past to the present, focusing on art (painting, sculpture), architecture, and history, giving you a great overview of the city.

What can be seen on this walking tour:

  • Theater Aarhus;
  • Cathedral (10 min inside - you will get some information about frescoes, the oldest fresco in the Cathedral around 1300);
  • Møllestien (Most of the houses were built between 1870 and 1885);
  • Aros Museum (outside);
  • City Hall (modern, minimalist/functionalism/Bauhaus school);
  • Dokk1 (outside);
  • Aarhus Ø (from a distance).

(But that's not all... there are so many little details that you can only find if you have someone to guide you)
PS: be ready to walk and bring a windproof jacket. After all, we are in Denmark. :-)

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  • Meeting point:
    Teatergaden 1, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
    Teatergaden 1, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
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    I will be in front of the Aarhus Theatre with my accreditation and a yellow bag. Address: Teatergaden 1 - Aarhus - DK

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Itziar 21 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Juliana was super sweet and helpful, during and after the tour. Very professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommended! :)
B 26 Aug 2022
Florida City
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022
Juliana is a very good tour guide. She is very informative and knowledgeable. If you only want to hear about beer this is not the tour for you. But if you are interested in history, culture and architecture, this is an excellent option. She is very through and not in a rush. We enjoyed the restaurant she suggested.
Teresa 19 Aug 2022
La Seu d'Urgell
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Travelled in family - Aug 2022
He hecho el Tour con dos adolescentes. Juliana ha sabido captar su atención. Os la recomendamos.
David 13 Aug 2022
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
My experience with Juliana was top-notch, I highly recommend it. She was able to explain all the important sites in a pleasant way and also gave us recommendations of where to eat, places to visit, etc...
Ines 13 Aug 2022
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022
It was a nice tour around the city center. Not enough history for my opinion but it was her first month and everyone is learning. Julianna did a great job
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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