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Churches along The Ancient Road in Middle Jutland

Photo: Jens Kirkeby

You will find several churches along The Ancient Road. They will welcome you in for a visit, just as they have done for the hikers in the past thousand years.

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Viborg Cathedral
Photo: Viborg Domkirke

Viborg Cathedral

Viborg Cathedral, with its two towers, is the symbol of the city. The church was founded in the 1100's but after several fires, the latest one in 1726, only the crypt remains from this period. The rem...

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Gråbrødre Kloster
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Gråbrødre Kloster

Monastery institution founded in the 12th century.


The Franciscan monastery was founded in 1235 as a centre for the mendicant friars. At the time of the Reformation the monks were chased out of the to...

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Hald Ege Kirke
Photo: Hans Jørgen Lysholm

Hald Ege Kirke

Built 1965-1967 by the architects Inger and Johannes Exner (partly 'do-it-yourself' built).


Open the whole year during the daytime. Free entrance.

Situated about 6 km from Viborg in the suburb Hald Eg...

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Sortebrødre Church
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Sortebrødre Church

The church

Sortebrødre Church was built by the Dominicans and was originally built together with a monastery placed south of the church.

The church has been rebuilt several times, but appears today st...

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Asmild Church
Photo: Hans Jørgen Lysholm

Asmild Church

One of Denmark's oldest churches. In 1133 the Viborg bishop Eskild was murdered in front of the churches' high altar by King Erik Emune's men.


South of the church there once was a monastery. The churc...

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Soendermarks Church
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Soendermarks Church

Søndermarks Church is placed in the southern part of Viborg and is a modern round church built in 1980/81.

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Hald Ege Kirke
Photo: Hans Jørgen Lysholm

Hald Ege Kirke

Built 1965-1967 by the architects Inger and Johannes Exner (partly 'do-it-yourself' built).


Open the whole year during the daytime. Free entrance.

Situated about 6 km from Viborg in the suburb Hald Eg...

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Dollerup Church
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Dollerup Church

Dollerup Church, built of granite ashlars in the 12th century.


Open the whole year during the daytime.

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Thorning Kirke
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Thorning Kirke

Thorning church consists of a chancel and a nave in Romanesque style. During a major renovation in 1743, the church was extended westwards and a tower was built. On the north wall hangs a late Gothic...

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Vrads Kirke
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Vrads Kirke

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Øster Nykirke
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Øster Nykirke

Øster Nykirke - Øster New Church - or Saint  Peder’s Church is situated on the top of the ridge and is Denmark’s highest-lying church at an altitude of 127 ms above sea level. The church was built in ...

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Jelling Church
Photo: Pia Enghild

Jelling Church

Jelling Church dates back to around 1100 and is the fourth church on the site. The first was a wooden church erected in the eighth century by Harald Bluetooth as a mausoleum to his father, Gorm the Ol...

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