Aarhus Cathedral - Guided Tour of this Beautiful Cathedral

Aarhus Cathedral
   

Visit the oldest building in Aarhus dating back to 1200 AD. Hear why such a large cathedral was built in the middle ages in a small town of only around 1500 inhabitants.

Aarhus Cathedral is the biggest church in Denmark and also the one with the most frescoes that each and every one tells an interesting story.   

Brick was a new material at that time and the 11 million bricks used in building the cathedral in Aarhus were handmade and produced just around the corner.

The Cathedral holds many interesting tales about people, memorial plaques, frescoes and other features. I shall also tell you about the guard in the cathedral tower, who keept watch in case of fire in the small town. Further more the church was a favorite place for burials, and approximately 2,000 souls are buried here.

There is a rather interesting story about the Bishop Jens Iversen Lange, who made sure you will remember him, by putting his personal seal on everything inside the church, including the church tower itself. I'll show you.

Hear about the baptisms in the early days of the church, how the priest sometimes had to brake down the ice to immerse the babies or why a model of a war ship intended for the Russian Zar ended up in a church in Aarhus.       

Information

Duration
0 - 1 hours
Type of tour
museum or attraction, guided tour
Takes place in this country
Denmark
Mostly in this city
Aarhus
Distance in km
1
Minimum number of participants
1
Maximum number of participants
25
Book prefered timeRate per group from DKK

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