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Welcome to the website of the Aarhus Guides!

Do you need a guide for a city walk, a coach tour around Aarhus, or maybe a more specialised tour?

Then you have come to the right place! Take a look at our scheduled tours, or contact us here with your queries.

We are ready to help and will answer you as soon as possible.

Join our guided tours of Aarhus City Hall and DOKK1 every Saturday. For info about time and place, see our calendar.

Who are the Aarhus Guides?

The Aarhus Guides is the largest and most experienced organisation of professional guides in Aarhus, the Central Region of Denmark, and the rest of Jutland. For more than 60 years Aarhus Guides have been providing group tours in Aarhus, catering for all ages and languages.

 

We offer guided tours in multiple languages, e.g. Danish, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Chinese and Russian (and if not mentioned here, don’t hesitate to ask as we can probably provide it).

Choose one of our many suggested tours and attractions, or contact us with your wishes for a specialised tour or City Walk, tailored just for your needs..

A city tour takes you through Aarhus and shows you the most important sights. We visit Aarhus Cathedral, dating back to 1520 and “The Old Town”, an open air museum. We pass Aarhus University, ARoS and the cultural centre of Aarhus. We make a photo stop at Marselisborg Palace, the summer residence of the Royal family, and the Memorial Park, one of the city’s oases for outdoor exercise and relaxation. Finally, the Port of Aarhus and the Harbour Front complete our city tour.

The two runic stones, more than a thousand years old, symbolize the transition from the Viking Age to the Middle Ages and Christianity. Harald Bluetooth’s stone describes the beginning of Christianity in Denmark and is known as Denmark’s birth certificate. The runic stones, the two mounds and the church were erected in memory of the dead, but also to honour the living, and together those monuments are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The tour will take you through beautiful Danish countryside.

Silkeborg is located in the Lake District and is a short drive from the Sky Mountain, where the poet St.St. Blicher held his public meetings almost a hundred years ago. Silkeborg Kunstmuseum, dedicated to the great artist Asger Jorn, is located by the lakes, just a short walk from “Indelukket” from where it is possible to take a boat trip in the beautiful scenery. During our drive through the countryside, we pass the ruins of “Øm Monastery” as well as picturesque villages.

Ebeltoft is a small picturesque town, perfect for a walk through the cobblestone streets. “Fregatten Jylland” is a warship that took part in the battle of Helgoland in 1864. Today it is a museum. On the way, we drive through the Mols Hills National Park, formed in the Ice Age, and with some of the most beautiful and hilly scenery in the country,. The Kalø Castle Ruin can be viewed across the bay where it stands as a monument of the past.

Fyrkat is a ring fort erected by King Harold Bluetooth towards the end of the 10th century. But who actually lived in this ring fort? We visit a reconstructed Viking village nearby and a longhouse on the site. During the tour, you will hear about the life of the Vikings, their expeditions and their faith. Finally, we make a stop at Råsted Church, which boasts unique frescoes dating back to the 12th century.

Aarhus City Tour 

Jelling and the Runic Stones 

Silkeborg and the Sky Mountain  

Ebeltoft

Fyrkat – the Viking Centre 

Click on one of the tours below and read more about what you can experience on our scheduled tours and City Walks.

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