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Lovely Denmark – Viborg

This time we take a break from Aarhus and visit Viborg, which is one of the oldest cities of Denmark, situated right in the heart of this country. Above you see Viborg Cathedral that was built in 1130!

Here we have a statue of Queen Margrethe I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. (Don’t ask me about Scandinavian history, I’ve got no clue).

Not too far away there is another nice church, the Sortebrødre Kirke.

Lovely architecture in the historic city.

As I was hungry I went to a cosy restaurant…

… where I enjoyed a delicious meal. The waitress was so friendly – she even gave me an espresso for free! As a coffee junkie I could not say no to this. 😉

They have such nice colorful mailboxes in Denmark!

More interesting buildings – a museum and in the picture with the tiny trees there is an “art café”. The artist herself showcased her own paintings (many of them for sale) and offered home-baked cakes and coffee for fair prices (normally, Denmark is incredibly expensive). This building houses the oldest cellar of Viborg:

You could also get your coffee at one of these tables, but I decided to move back upstairs where I found a warm, cosy place.

Works of art wherever you turn your head.
This place was the epitome of the word Hygge for me. The owner was so friendly – like basically all people I met in Denmark.

Who can say no to such a nice piece of cake served with water melon, orange slices and cream?
It can’t get any better than this!

Hope you liked my trip to Viborg!

Actually I love hot climates. Before 2019 I had never thought of visiting a Scandinavian country. However, due to a shoulder injury I needed to go to Denmark several times, because they have specialists for this. And what should I say, I fell in love with this beautiful country – the polite and helpful people, the interesting culture, the minimalistic design, high quality healthy food, the clean streets, nature, nightlife, and much more.
The pictures I am going to share in the coming weeks/months were taken from three trips in January/February, April and October 2019.
(Of course, I am also going to show other pictures in the coming weeks – e.g. from Berlin, cats, dogs, landscapes.)
Today, I am beginning with an overview, some general impressions from Aarhus, the second-largest city of Denmark (the capital Copenhagen is number one with regards to population). In the coming days I am then going to go more into detail.

In 2017 Aarhus (or Århus in Danish) was European Capital of Culture, so you can find many interesting museums there. A must see is the art museum ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum which is known for its “rainbow panorama”, a circular skywalk on top of the building designed by Ólafur Elíasson. Even if you are not a great fan of museums, you should really take the time to go to the roof of the building.
More photos from the inside and the rooftop coming soon.

Alongside the canal that goes through the city centre there are lots of nice restaurants, stores, and pubs. Even at night there are people sitting outside, chatting or having drinks (yes, also in winter, brrrr).

The theatre – didn’t have time to visit it, I’m afraid.

The botanical garden (sharing photos from the inside in a future post) is situated next to a windmill in the middle of a pretty park.

The Århus Cathedral with a small shop in front of it. You can find it near the Viking Museum.

Hope you enjoyed this first, tiny glance. I am going more into detail in future posts, so stay tuned.