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Aarhus Cathedral, Aarhus

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Aarhus Cathedral is home to one of Denmark's great treasures--a 15th-century, carved altarpiece with movable sections. The outer walls of the cathedral and the chapels are the only original Romanesque elements that survived Gothic rebuilding. Look for the Lazarus window in the northwest corner, which probably served as a counter for sharing food with the lepers. The cathedral also houses the largest stained-glass window in Denmark, five wrought-iron latticework portals, and a pulpit carved with biblical scenes. Notice a votive ship hanging at the crossing as a reminder of those lost at sea. The wall paintings of St. Christopher and S.t Clement are the tallest in the country. Plan to see Aarhus Cathedral and other attractions that appeal to you using our Aarhus trip itinerary planner.
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  • Visited this week with my sister, lovely building inside and out with some interesting murals and sculptures inside. Definitely worth a look ;0)  more »
  • Lovely cathedral and fun to visit because it's not that crowded. They had white walled many frescos during the Reformation, and have subsequently been able to uncover some of them. And they are in gre...  more »
  • Aarhus Cathedral is Denmark's big beautiful old church. It is an impressive church. Denmark's longest Church: 93 meters. Denmark's highest Church: 96 meters. It is quite common for ancient churches: that they have been a long time coming. Originally from 1200-century. Remodeled in 1400 century. Restored and extended in 1877-82 and in the 1930s. To Denmark's big beautiful old church is situated in the beautiful Centre of Aarhus, is just natural.
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  • Nice historic place to walk through for 15 minutes, even if you are not religious.
  • Very beautiful and a must see from the outside of you are visiting Århus
  • Large church/cathedral, pretty cool but i personally dont think its that exceptional
  • Beautiful church you can come to pray to God or just sight seeing for historical things inside.
  • Free entrance to this beautiful old cathedral

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Where to stay in Aarhus

For a price, you can stay close to the main sights of this charming city at one of the many hotels located in Aarhus' historical old town. While it may feel like a romantic small town with its cobbled streets, accommodations here, especially centrally located options or hotels along the marina, are just as expensive as in many other Scandinavian cities. Moderately priced hotels and hostels are limited, so if you are traveling on a budget, book early at a spot outside the city center. For nature lovers passing through the city, there are also campgrounds located near Aarhus in the beautiful surrounding forests.
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