Aarhus Domkirke, Aarhus

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Aarhus Domkirke 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. Put Aarhus Domkirke into our Aarhus day trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Enjoyed our visit to the largest cathedral in Denmark. The organ is undergoing a complete restoration and completely shrouded in scaffolding. The rest of the cathedral is open for visiting and it's a ...  more »
  • Like all Lutheran churches it is very basic, however this cathedral has a beautiful altarpiece, a wooden pulpit and is certainly richer than the other churches. If you are in the area it is worth a visit.
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  • The inside of the church is beautiful. It's not a traditional Catholic church. It isn't as extravagant, but it does have beautiful medieval art everywhere. It is very interesting to look at the gravestones and the art on the ground and on the ceiling. Unfortunately, it does cost money to climb the tower, so I didn't do that.
  • Exquisite! Beyond beautiful even when undergoing renovations and work on the organ as it is right now. Do not miss seeing this beautiful and historical site.
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