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Mølleparken

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Type  Urban park
Created  1926
Phone  +45 87 31 50 10
Location  Aarhus, Denmark
Owned by  Aarhus Municipality
Owner  Aarhus Municipality
Mølleparken
Address  Møllegade 1, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
Hours  Open today · Open 24 hoursThursdayOpen 24 hoursFridayOpen 24 hoursSaturdayOpen 24 hoursSundayOpen 24 hoursMondayOpen 24 hoursTuesdayOpen 24 hoursWednesdayOpen 24 hoursSuggest an edit
Similar  City Hall Park - Aarhus, Mindeparken, Aarhus Botanical Gardens, Skanseparken, Åparken

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Mølleparken (Lit. The Mill Park) is a park in the city of Aarhus located in Midtbyen. Mølleparken was constructed in 1926 where the, by then obsolete, mills of the city had been situated by the river since 1289. Today the park lies by the Aarhus River and the ARoS Art Museum and functions as a section of a pedestrian arterial from ARoS to the Latin Quarter.

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Mølleparken was extensively redesigned in 2006-2008, as part of the opening of the Aarhus River and now contains large areas for public recreation and facilities for street sports, including basket ball, panna, table tennis and concrete board game tables for playing chess, backgammon and checkers.

Eleven busts of notable Danish authors line the northern section of the park, namely Steen Steensen Blicher, Marie Bregendahl, J. P. Jacobsen, Johannes V. Jensen, Jakob Knudsen, Thøger Larsen, Jacob Paludan, Henrik Pontoppidan, Johan Skjoldborg, Harry Søiberg and Jeppe Aakjær. The bronze sculpture of "Elskovskampen" (the lovemaking battle) by Johannes Berg from the original park is still on display and in 2014, the kinetic sculpture Snake by Phil Price was placed here to, after acquisition by the city council. The council bought the sculpture after it received the highest rating from guests at the Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus 2013 art festival in Tangkrogen.

Lukas graham i take the world by a storm live at m lleparken aalborg 11 06 2016


History

In 1289 Valdemar II (Valdemar Sejr) ordered the construction of the first mill in the city by the river. The area was expanded with several small mills and an open area in conjunction with them was maintained up to the 17th century when it was substantially expanded with a garden. The mill was demolished in 1903 and in 1926 the area became publicly owned and shortly thereafter the park was inaugurated.

From 1934, Mølleparken contained the entrance to Aarhus main library - hence the authors busts -, but in the summer of 2015 the library functions was moved to the newly constructed Dokk1 at the harbour front.

References

Mølleparken Wikipedia


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