Aarhus Cathedral

Aarhus Cathedral

Aarhus Cathedral

Aarhus Cathedral or in Danish called Aarhus Domkirke, is for sure worth a visit when you are in the center of Aarhus.

It is the longest and highest church in Denmark with 93 meters in length and 96 meters in height. The original cathedral was built in 1190. At that time the city of Aarhus was named Aros - The original Viking name. The cathedral burnt down in 1330 when the whole city was on fire and was only finished rebuilding in 1500. With the history in mind you will be dazzled by the great architecture of the cathedral.

Inside you will find beautiful fresco paintings, golden gates and other decorations. You will discover one of Denmark's great treasures, the altar. The altar was made by the famous Lübeck sculptor and painter Bernt Notke. It was dedicated on Easter Sunday in 1479. A must see if you are interested in authentic master craft work from a long gone era.

It is also possible to get up in the church tower and enjoy the view over the city of Aarhus.


Entrance fee: 20 DKK or about 2.7 euro to go to the tower. The church is free to enter.

You might wanna visit the vikingmuseum afterwards just next to the Cathedral.


How to get to Aarhus Cathedral

You will easily find the cathedral in the center of Aarhus.


Store Torv, 8000 Aarhus C


The cathedral is closed for visits when in service otherwise find information about opening times on the website aarhusdomkirke.dk.