Just before the outbreak of World War II, Arne Jacobsen, one of Denmark's greatest designers, drew up the plans for this Town Hall. Built between 1936 and 1941 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Århus charter, it's been the subject of controversy ever since. For us, it's too raw and functional to earn our press. The outer skeleton of the building evokes scaffolding that was abandoned, although the interior has light, open spaces and plenty of glass. It can be seen only on a guided tour. An elevator (and 346 steps) runs to the top of the 60m (197-ft.) tower, where a carillon occasionally rings. Note: The guided tour at 11am includes the tower. The elevator and stairs are open three times a day: 11am, noon, and 2pm.