Aarhus - European Capital of Culture in 2017 Aros Art Museum in Aarhus is on of the largest in Europe Aarhus is an enjoyable shopping destination Dokk1 by the harbour in Aarhus is a public culture center Marselisborg castle houses the Royal Danish family every summer

Welcome to Aarhus

Aarhus - European Capital of Culture in 2017

Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark, is a very modern city with great architecture and a young population regarding the many educational institutions. In 2017 Aarhus has been appointed to the European Capital of Culture. 

Top highlights in Aarhus

In Aarhus, you find several international attractions as The Old Town Museum (Den Gamle By), where you can explore how Denmark looked 200 -300 years ago. You also in Aarhus find The Art Museum "Aros", which has a rainbow panorama on top.

In the city centre, you will find pleasant pedestrian streets with many interesting design stores and malls. The city can offer a wide spectrum of cultural experiences, cultural events and the best restaurants in the region, also Michelin restaurants.


Why is Aarhus the happiest city

Denmark tops many happiness surveys, and Denmark is said to be the world`s happiest country and Aarhus the happiest city in Denmark. This is due to the well-functioning democracy, trust, freedom and a strong civil society and with good working conditions that allow room for a balanced life Denmark and Aarhus top the lists.


Aarhus is one of the 10 cities you should visit in Europe

Aarhus is on of the 10 cities in Europe that Lonely Planet is recommending you to visit - and it is not surprising because Aarhus has a lot to offer.

The city has many education institutions which make Aarhus the "youngest" city in Denmark, and this is one of the reasons you find many cafes and restaurants in the city. Though it’s one of the oldest cities in Denmark also, and it provides this "young" expression when you visit Aarhus.

Aarhus has around 300,000 inhabitants and is a busy city with cosy bars, cafes and restaurants – many of which where you can get the "New Nordic cuisine" on the menu card, and a trio of Michelin-starred restaurants. While for visitors on tighter budgets, there’s a new street-food market in Aarhus.


The beach and beautiful forest is just outside the city centre

It takes only 15 minutes by bus or bicycle to reach the beach or the beautiful Marselisborg Forests, where the Danish Queen also has her summer residence.

The area around Aarhus offers a lot of attractions, so do not hesitate to spend a weekend or more in Aarhus.

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See and Do in Aarhus

Aros Art Museum

Aros Art Museum

Aros Museum is a must-see attraction and at the same time an architecture highlight in Denmark

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Moesgaard Museum

Moesgaard Museum

The past is brought to life at the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus.

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The Old Town Museum

The Old Town Museum

The old city of Aarhus is a National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture.

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Tivoli Friheden

Tivoli Friheden

Tivoli Friheden Amusement Park is a "must-see" family attraction for kids in Aarhus during the summer.

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Aarhus Cathedral

Aarhus Cathedral

The Cathedral in Aarhus is a beautiful Romanesque style church built back in 1201.

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Aarhus Music House

Aarhus Music House

The Music House( Musikhuset) is main center for many events and cultural experiences.

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Marselisborg Palace

Marselisborg Palace

Marselisborg Palace has a long and interesting history. Back in time it was a wedding present from the Danish people to King Christian X.

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Dokk1

Dokk1

Dokk1 is the newest architectural masterpiece in Aarhus.

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Recommended Attractions nearby Aarhus

Reepark Safari

Reepark Safari

Visit one of the amazing animal parks in Denmark.

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Nationalpark Mols Bjerge

Nationalpark Mols Bjerge

Captivating views of the national park You will be spoiled with spectacular views when visiting Mols Bjerge National Park. From here you can see the whole Mols Bjerge National Park at the Jernhatten ridge.

The central area of the national park is made up of high heathlands, forests and large open pastures, while along the coast there are many great beaches to discover.   Mols Bjerge Wildlife The Park includes many Bronze Age sites. Ancient towns, villages, churches and old manors show of the story of area´s development through the century.

Maybe you can see otters ...

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Djurs Sommerland

Djurs Sommerland

60 rides and attractions await the entire family in Djurs Sommerland.

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Randers Regnskov

Randers Regnskov

When stepping into Randers Regnskov you immediately find yourself being in a completely different World.

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Legoland®

Legoland®

Lego® are a Danish company and you find the original Legoland here just nearby the factory. The Legoland theme Park is one one the most visited attractions in Denmark.

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The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments

The Jelling Monuments are one of Europe’s finest Viking Age monuments on the Unesco Heritage list in Denmark.

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Recommended Hotels in Aarhus

Hotel Ritz Aarhus City

Hotel Ritz Aarhus City

The Ritz Hotel is an oasis, where you will be at an agreeable distance from the rush and bustle of the every day, and where the focus is on cosiness and atmosphere.

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Scandic Hotel

Scandic Hotel

In the heart of Aarhus you will find this modern 4 star hotel.

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Hotel Oasia

Hotel Oasia

Hotel Oasia is the newest boutique and design hotel in the heart of Aarhus city.

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Michelin Restaurants in Aarhus

Restaurant Frederikshøj

Restaurant Frederikshøj

Visit one of the most exclusive restaurants in Aarhus.

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Restaurant Gastromé

Restaurant Gastromé

At Gastromé we aim to unite the gourmet rural cuisine with the raw, urban cuisine of the city. We have transformed the countryside gastronomy from the Vilhelmsborg Forest and to our downtown Aarhus location.

Lean back, enjoy the experience and get ready to treat your taste buds at Gastromé

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Restaurant Substans

Restaurant Substans

At Substans we practice the casual gourmet meal. Our focus is on taste, craftsmanship and organic produce from local farmers and manufacturers.

And we try to present the food quite neatly.

Basically we just want to share our own love of good food.

Likewise the wine at Substans is organic and casual, and often unfiltered. Why add a lot of chemicals to wine when it is better and more fun to drink without?

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Aros Art Museum

Aros Museum is a must-see attraction and at the same time an architecture highlight in Denmark
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Moesgaard Museum

The past is brought to life at the Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus.
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The Old Town Museum

The old city of Aarhus is a National Open Air Museum of Urban History and Culture.
Read more

Tivoli Friheden

Tivoli Friheden Amusement Park is a "must-see" family attraction for kids in Aarhus during the summer.
Read more

Aarhus Cathedral

The Cathedral in Aarhus is a beautiful Romanesque style church built back in 1201.

Read more

Aarhus Music House

The Music House( Musikhuset) is main center for many events and cultural experiences.
Read more

Marselisborg Palace

Marselisborg Palace has a long and interesting history. Back in time it was a wedding present from the Danish people to King Christian X.
Read more

Dokk1

Dokk1 is the newest architectural masterpiece in Aarhus.
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The Latin Quarter

When you visit Aarhus it is recommended to take a stroll through the romantic "Latin Quarter".
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The Women`s Museum in Denmark

In Aarhus, you will find one of few women`s historic museums in the world.
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Viking Museum in Aarhus

Aarhus is one of the oldest cities in Denmark, and the history goes back to the 8 century.
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Tropical Houses at the Botanical Garden

The Botanical Gardens is located in the perfect surroundings on the outskirts of Aarhus.
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The Iceberg building in Aarhus

The Iceberg building (Isbjerget) is part of the new harbour front in Aarhus.
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