Aarhus has been a buzz of activity ever since Viking times. Over the centuries, the lively atmosphere and charming streets have attracted visitors from near and far.
Today, Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city and has the highest concentration of students in the country. Apart from offering many world-class museums, Aarhus has been hailed Scandinavia’s number one shopping city. It’s also surrounded by beautiful nature. From any part of town, the numerous bays, beaches and forests are no further than a 15-minute bike ride away. Enjoy a quiet moment at one of the many cafés, take a stroll round the Latin Quarter, and explore the city that has it all!
Aarhus in the colours of the rainbow Step into a breathtaking world of art and visit the magnificent rainbow panorama on the rooftop. ARoS is the main art gallery in Aarhus and one of the largest museums in Northern Europe. www.aros.dk
The past in an architectural setting Moesgaard Museum is a huge attraction and not only because of its architectural design and fascinating exhibitions. Set in beautiful natural surroundings overlooking the woods and sea, the location is also amazing. www.moesgaardmuseum.dk
Experience life in bygone times Den Gamle By – The Old Town Museum – is our national open-air museum of urban history and culture. The attraction has been awarded three Michelin stars. It is a living and breathing experience of what it was like to live and work in a Danish market town in days long past. www.dengamleby.dk
Aarhus Ø – an active city by the sea Aarhus’ new island district has emerged on the harbour front within the past few years. It is just a short walk from the oldest part of the city, the Latin Quarter – and is still rapidly expanding. www.visitaarhus.com
Gastronomic delights in Aarhus Experience true gastronomic delights in Aarhus. The combination of excellent fresh produce and local gourmet chefs makes the food and drink a purely indulgent experience. In 2015, Guide Michelin Nordic Cities awarded stars to three of the city’s restaurants. www.visitaarhus.com
Shopping and design in Aarhus One of Aarhus’ strengths is the great variety of shopping possibilities. In the main shopping street, you’ll find all the well-known chain stores. If you are looking for something a little more quirky, go to the Latin Quarter or the shopping streets of Vestergade, Jægergaardsgade and Bruunsgade. www.visitaarhus.com
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