Welcome to Aarhus
Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark and is located on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula.
Top highlights in Aarhus
In Aarhus, you find several international attractions such as The Old Town Museum (Den Gamle By).
In the city centre, you will find pleasant pedestrian streets with many exciting designer stores and malls. The city can offer a broad spectrum of cultural experiences, cultural events, the best restaurants in the region, and Michelin restaurants.
Aarhus, located on the eastern coast of the Jutland peninsula, is Denmark's second-largest city and one of the oldest cities in the nation, founded in the Viking age.
12 top attractions in Aarhus
- Moesgaard Museum
- The Old Town (museum)
- Tivoli Friheden
- Aarhus Cathedral
- Aarhus Music House
- Marselisbog Palace
- The Latin Quarter
- Tropical House in Botanical Garden
- Iceberg Architecture in Aarhus
- The Women's Museum
See more: Top attractions close to Aarhus
Cultural experiences in Aarhus
Aarhus offers some of the top cultural attractions in Denmark, including several art galleries, museums, and theatres, and was in 2017 Aarhus the European Capital of Culture.
If you love modern art, we can recommend visiting the ARos Art Museum, which has a rainbow panorama on top of the museum. If you love history, you will be thrilled to see Den Gamle By, where you can walk in a town as it looked in Denmark before the 1900s.
Lonely Planet recommend Aarhus
Aarhus is one of the ten cities in Europe that Lonely Planet recommends you to see - and it is not surprising because Aarhus has a lot to offer.
The city has many educational 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 also one of the oldest cities in Denmark, 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 is a new street-food market in Aarhus.
See more: Michelin restaurants in Aarhus
The beach 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.
See also: Visit East Jutland
See also: Visit South Denmark