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Churches in Aarhus

The two major old churches in Aarhus are the Cathedral and the Church of Our Lady. At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century Aarhus expanded rapidly and new city quarters emerged. New churches were needed: the churches of Skt. Paul (in Frederiksbjerg) and Skt. Johannes (in Trøjborg). Later, in the 1930s, the churches of Skt. Markus (near the Botanical Gardens) and Skt. Lukas (in Frederiksbjerg) were built. The architecture of the latter is quite unique. During the latter half of the 20th century, and in parallel with the continued expansion of the city, several churches were erected in fascinating architectural and innovative church-building styles. These churches include Ravnsbjerg Kirke, Helligåndskirken (in Hasle), Skjoldhøj Kirke, and Skelager Kirke.


The structure of Aarhus Cathedral has a long history. The cathedral is dedicated to St. Clemens, who was the Roman Pope 100 a.d. and who died as a martyr when he was drowned with an anchor tied to his neck.

Church of Our Lady

The monastery here was set up by Dominican monks and was first mentioned in 1246 but was probably established in 1227. The Church of Our Lady now occupies the south wing of the relatively well preserved monastery buildings.

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