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Sunday the 5th of August 2012

16.00-19.00 In connection with registration, The Department of Aesthetics and Communication and The Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University will host a reception. The reception will take place at Aarhus University, Taasingegade 3, building 1441.

19.30 City walk in viking and medieval Aarhus, meeting place Store Torv in front of the Cathedral.  

Monday the 6th of August 2012

19.00 City walk in viking and medieval Aarhus, meeting place Store Torv in front of the Cathedral.  

20.30 Visit to St Clemens Brewery (Kannikegade 10) and premiere of our conference beer, brewed specifically in honor of the 15th International Saga Conference. Introduction of the beer by the master brewer, followed by official beer tasting.

Tuesday the 7th of August 2012

19.30 Reception in the Concert Hall Aarhus (Musikhuset). Due to construction work in the City Hall, the reception has been moved to the Concert Hall Aarhus, which is very close to the City Hall at the address: Thomas Jensens Allé, 8000 Aarhus C.

Thursday the 9th of August 2012

17.00-22.00 Evening tour to Himmelbjerget (‘The Sky Mountain’). Himmelbjerget, which rises 147 metres above sea level, is (believe it or not) one of the highest points in Denmark. The bus takes us to Silkeborg, from where we will go by boat to the bottom of Himmelbjerget. The boat trip provides the very best possibility for enjoying the most beautiful landscape in this part of Denmark. During the stay in the area surrounding Himmelbjerget, it will be possible to take the 1200 metre hike that leads to the top of the mountain. The area around Himmelbjerget offers varied natural scenery, many lakes, valleys and forests, and the river Gudenåen (the longest river in Denmark), which winds through the landscape. A light meal and coffee and Danish ’lagkage’ will be served. Read more about Himmelbjerget here.

This evening tour begins at 17.00 and ends at c. 22.00

Friday the 10th of August 2012

18.00 Conference dinner. The conference dinner takes place in Stakladen, Aarhus University.

Conference Bar

During the conference week, St Clemens Brewery (Kannikegade 10) will function as the conference bar and meeting point. In St Clemens Brewery, a beer brewed specifically for the occasion of the 15th International Saga Conference can be tasted. Also, conference participants will enjoy discounts on beer. St Clemens Brewery, situated next to the Cathedral in central Aarhus, is located on top of a viking comb workshop and in the basement a profile of the cultivation layers is exhibited. Read more about St Clemens Brewery here.


The 15th International Saga Conference is kindly sponsored by 




A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal

15. juni Fonden

Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur

Letterstedtska Föreningen

The Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University

The Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University

Forskningsrådet for Kultur og Kommunikation (FKK)

Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University

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