As European city cathedrals go, the Domkirke at Århus is low on the totem pole. When it was built in 1201 in the Romanesque style, it probably had greater style. But in the 1400s, after a fire, it was rebuilt in the Gothic style, with a soaring whitewashed nave that makes it the longest in Denmark, practically as deep as its spire is tall (96m/315 ft.). Today's Gothic interior is relatively plain except for one of the few pre-Reformation survivors, a grand tripartite altarpiece, by the noted Bernt Notke. The pipe organ is from the 1700s. Behind the altar is a painted glass window, the creation of Emmanuel Vigeland, brother of the more celebrated Gustav Vigeland of Norway. In shades of lavender and black, among other colors, chalk frescoes date from medieval times, depicting scenes from the Bible. Our favorite is a depiction of St. George slaying that dragon to save a princess in distress. Also depicted is the namesake of the church, St. Clement, who drowned with an anchor around his neck, making him the patron saint of sailors. The best for last: Climb the tower for a panoramic view over Århus and its surrounding area. (After the cathedral, we suggest a visit to the nearby medievalesque compound at Vestergade 3, with half-timbered buildings, rock garden, aviary, and antique interiors.)