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 as The Old Town Museum (Den Gamle By).
In the city centre, you will find pleasant pedestrian streets with many exciting design stores and malls. The city can offer a broad spectrum of cultural experiences, cultural events and the best restaurants in the region, also 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.
Discover great cultural experiences in Aarhus
Aarhus offers some of the top cultures attractions in Denmark just to mention several art galleries, museums and theatres and was in 2017 Aarhus the European Capital of Culture.
If you love moderns art, we can recommend visiting ARos Art Museum, which has a rainbow panorama on top of the museum. If you love history, you will be thrilled to visit Den Gamle By, where you can walk in a town as it looked in Denmark before the 1900s.
Aarhus is one of the ten cities you should visit in Europe
Aarhus is one of the ten 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 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 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 is 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.