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The architecture in Arhus is quite interesting and apparent. The Town Hall, where the tourist office is located, is worth taking a led tour of in itself. The Rådhus, which holds the Council Chamber and the Great Hall, was completed in 1941. It is distinct on the outside due to a layer of Norwegian marble that is not the most flattering hue. However, within, one can see the creativity of architects Arne Jacobsen and Erik Møller; there is lots of glass and open, airy corridors. In Rådhus as well, there is a huge Hagedorn Olsen mural entitled A Human Society. The lamps in the council chamber are hung on thin, delicate strings and the Civic Room walls are covered by intricate floral designs in which Albert Naur hid different Allied signs during the Nazi occupation. By outside the town hall, the architects created a clock tower in the form of a concrete framework from where bells are suspended. At night lights a luminescent blue, due to its modern, noveau exterior.
The gamble in the center of the city offers examples of traditional 17th and 18th century architecture. Houses situated on the channel are on stilts, with red-brick roofs and painted-latticed farm-style sides.
The new Aarhus Art Museum, opened on April 2004, was designed by the firm of young architects Schmidt, Hammer and Lassen. The museum has nine levels that host exhibitions, activity rooms, a juniors' museum, all in a modern, white-washed setting.
The University, built in the 1930s, has modern design, set around a valley. The building structures stand out as uniform, simplistic and prismatic with clean saddle roofs without overhang. Most of the building are built with a layer of tile overtop, giving each building regional Danish aimbience.
The Theater is a fabulous, grand complex designed by Danish architect Hack Kampmann.
The Cathedral at the Theatre took about one hundred years to build and was finished in the 1300s. It is the longest and tallest cathedral in Denmark and an imposing structure. The intrerior has many interesting details and very high ceilings.
There are many other interesting churches in Aarhus. In the category of old histroic churces, Vor Frue Kirke, also in the city centre, has an interesting history and also includes an excavated crypt church and an attached former priory with its own peculiar church. Modern churches of an interesting architectural design can be experienced in the outlying districts. Ravnsbjergkirken in brick is among the most outstanding and interesting modern churches in Aarhus.
The Latin Quarter is the old preserved town centre of Aarhus and comprise low buildings of a diverse architectural mix, some timber-framed, some with spires, a few of modern design in a setting of narrow cobblestoned streets. the oldest buildings here are from the 1500s. Old interesting buildings can be found across the city centre though, particularly in streets like Skolegade, Fiskergade and Møllestien.