Viborg Cathedral

With its twin towers, Viborg Cathedral stands strong in the townscape and its long history as a beautiful landmark. The Cathedral is the largest granite church in the world, and it is open for visitors when it is not hosting church services and ceremonies.

Opening hours:

1. May - 30. September  
Monday - Saturday 11:00 am. - 05:00 pm.
Sunday & Holidays  01:00 pm. - 05:00 pm.
1. October - 30. April  
Monday - Saturday 11:00 am. - 03:00 pm.
Sunday & Holidays  01:00 pm. - 03:00 pm.


Entrance fee: 10 DKK.
The entrance fee is paid in cash to the church collection box or by MobilePay.
There is free access for people attending services, children 0 - 14 years old and citizens of Viborg.
Groups are welcome, but if you are more than 15 people arriving together, please contact the church servants in advance to reserve seats.

It is an option to book a tour of Viborg Cathedral, which can be booked at/with the church servant. Read more on the Cathedrals website here.
If you walk around the church yourself, there are many historical elements to look out for.

The murdered king
In front of the kneeler lies a large black stone, which marks the location of Erik d. 5. (Klipping) grave, who was buried after the murder of Finderup Lade St. Cæcilienat 22. November 1286. The church servants then dressed the corpse in red silk to hide the 56 stab wounds that had penetrated it before he was placed in his lead-lined coffin with his great broadsword.

The hidden church
Going down the staircase, you reach "The Hidden Church". It is Bishop Eskild's crypt, the oldest Romanesque room in Denmark. In a northern crypt chapel, there is a rare coffin made of granite and carved from only one stone. In the southern chapel of the crypt, you will find St. Kjeld's well, where many sick people, especially the blind, were healed.

The world's largest church decoration
Joakim Skovgaard created the world's largest church decoration by only one artist when he created the Protestant picture Bible as frescoes. The church decoration was restored in 2020 by the National Museum and now appears as fresh and clear as when it was inaugurated in 1906.

Viborg Domkirke
Sct. Mogens Gade 4
8800 Viborg
English | Viborg Domkirke