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.