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The family tour in Aarhus

Aarhus City Centre Walk. Author: Lissa Fogh
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.2 miles
Duration: Half day
Family Friendly

Overview :  This tour takes you to some of the local mothers’ favorite hangouts with children. At times the tour takes you to a certain spot and... more »

Tips:  Bring swimsuit and towels for the indoor swim bath. Fee.
To ascend the tower in the cathedral find the church verger - he will open... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Grisebrønden, The Pig Fountain at City Hall Square

Task for children: Find a sow and some piglets - then find out what one of the little piglets does!

Aarhus is the largest city in Jutland and not so long ago the most important trade was agriculture. Still today there are more than twice as many pigs in Denmark as people.

(Answer: It pees.)

2. Humpback Gunship

Task for children: Find a helicopter - or is it a whale?

This sculpture on the lawn in front of ARoS is from the Sculpture by the Sea project that originated in Australia. Sculpture by the Sea is held in Aarhus every second year along the coastline.

Children may climb on the sculpture and go inside.
Aros Allé 2
8000 Aarhus C

3. The ARoS Art Museum.

Task for children: Find a huge boy. What is he doing?

"Boy" is a sculpture by hyperrealist Ron Mueck, AU. (Answer: He is squatting)

Follow the so-called road through The ARoS Art Museum. There is no entrance fee at the ground level. Go through to the outdoor staircase. Stand on or under the staircase or take the lift down.

ARoS is the... More

4. Hos Sofie’s Forældre, Café and Baby Restaurant.

This is a baby tea/lunch restaurant, which translates as “At Sofie´s parents” in an old-fashioned granny style environment. You will be met by babies in high chairs and their parents dining and snacking at tables with fine linen tablecloths.
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 9 am - 6 pm
Sat-Sun 10 am - 4 pm

Frederiksgade 74
8000 Aarhus C.

5. The Clemens Bridge

The Clemens Bridge is located on Strøgetm, the pedestrian street.

Stop where the bridge begins at Søndergade 2 and look down the street (south).

Task for children: Find a big mural. What kind of bird is the woman on the big mural kissing? (Answer: a seagull)

The mural is "Kiss of the Seagull" by Hans Krull.

6. The Aarhus Stream, seen from The Clemens Bridge

Task for children: Count how many bridges you can see from here - in both directions.

You have a fine view of the Aarhus Stream and the bank where the Vikings first settled and founded the city.

Answer: You can see 6 bridges - if you include the one you are standing on, 7. And then the tricky part: underneath it, there is yet another bridge, so... More

7. The Saint Clemens Cathedral

Tasks for children: Count the number of stairs to the top of the tower. Or: Find the battleship hanging from the ceiling in the church.

This is a building dates from 1200. Enjoy the peacefulness and the feeling of time.

Answer: 150 stairs.
Ship: In the northern crossarm.
Ask the verger to open it for you.

Small fee.

Store Torv
8000... More

Task for children: Find 2 masks on the facade. What is their mood?

The theatre is Art Nouveau style by architect Hack Kampmann. His facades always let you in on what is inside his buildings.

Answer: The tragedy mask is crying and the comedy mask is laughing.
8000 Aarhus C.

Tel: +45 89332300

9. Spanien, Swimming Bath

This is an indoor swimming pool with very good facilities for mothers and babies. Two days weekly, children are allowed into the relaxation spa here with sense pools, called Grossererbadet. Here the whole family can enjoy a spa experience together at a bargain price.
Adults 45 DKK
Children 25 DKK

Opening hours:
Mon-Thur 8 am - 8 pm
... More

10. Bruun's Galleri

Bruun's Galleri is a shopping mall with more than 100 shops. There is an American miniature golf on the roof top from Easter til mid-September and baby cinema every Thursday at 10am.
M.P. Bruunsgade 25
8000 Aarhus C.
Tel: +45 70208909