Jutland Sights

Århus Domkirke (Århus Cathedral)

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/05/2016

Fodor's Review

Rising gracefully over the center of town, the Århus Domkirke was originally built in 1201 in a Romanesque style but was expanded and redesigned into a Gothic cathedral in the 15th century. Its soaring, whitewashed nave is one of the country's longest. The cathedral's highlights include its chalk frescoes, in shades of lavender, yellow, red, and black, that grace the high arches and towering walls. Dating from the Middle Ages, they depict biblical scenes and the valiant St. George slaying a dragon and saving a maiden princess in distress. Also illustrated is the martyrdom of St. Clement, who was drowned with an anchor tied around his neck. He became a patron saint of sailors. Climb the tower for bird's-eye views of the rooftops and streets of Århus.

Sight Information

Address:

Bispetorv, Århus, Central Jutland, 8000, Denmark

Phone:

86-20–54–00

Sight Details:

  • Tower: DKr 20
  • Oct.–Apr., Mon.–Sat. 10–3; May–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–4

Published 04/05/2016

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