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

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
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 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).

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Iris 31 Aug 2023
San Javier, Murcia

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Travelled in family - Aug 2023
Si pasáis por Aarhus no dudéis en hacer una visita a la ciudad con Juliana. Muy entretenida, tanto para niños como mayores. Pasamos una tarde genial! Muchas gracias 😊
Iñaki 28 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Very good experience. She is professional, clear and funny
Katharina 27 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
The tour of Juliana achieved a perfect balance of historic information and today's fun facts about Aarhus. Even as a person who has already been living here for more than a year, I learned quite some new things about the city of smiles :)
William 27 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Good fun, thanks for guiding us!
Alex 26 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
We were in Aarhus for a day. Decided to do the walking tour which was the biggest waste of time. Walking around the city on our own would have been more informative and enjoyable. After doing the walking tour in copenhagen, this was a total let down.
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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 5 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.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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