Aarhus is set on the seaside in East Jutland, and with its elegant old town, it’s a pleasure to stroll. Cycle tours are also a great way to see the compact city, and you can borrow a City Bike free of charge. Try taking a bike tour of the area’s outstanding museums, including the ARoS art museum, and then pedal to Den Gamle By—the historic open air museum that houses buildings dating from the 16th century.

    Aarhus also offers opportunities for reflection, and you can hike the Havreballe Skov forest or catch an opera at the ultra-modern Concert Hall Aarhus.

    What to see & do in Aarhus

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    Things to do in Aarhus include soaking up waterfront views along the Jutland coast, visiting glasshouses, art galleries and open-air museums, and exploring Viking history and towering Medieval spires. This is a city where you can visit a world of quirky museums during the day, then hit upscale or casual restaurants with fantastic food in the evening. You can head for the Tivoli Friheden amusement park for thrill rides... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Aarhus

    • 10 Places Where Locals Love to Eat in Aarhus

      Aarhus’ food universe is full of exciting eateries, which the locals love to visit from time to time. The capital of Jutland offers a full range of local, French, Spanish and Italian food, to name but a few choices. You will find everything from tapas and other southern European delicacies, served in cosy surroundings, to juicy steaks, genuine American barbeque...

    Where to shop & what to buy in Aarhus

    Shopping in Aarhus along the main pedestrian street allows you to soak up the vibes of the city's different quarters, all while exploring a vast mall, department stores and smaller indie shops. You can find the top brand names at big-box stores and the latest in Danish design and fashion at boutique clothiers. In the Latin Quarter, you can browse cobbled streets lined with designer brands. The Frederiksbjerg neighbourhood... Read more

    Where to go & what to do at night in Aarhus

    • 10 Best Things to Do After Dinner in Aarhus

      You have finished your dinner in Aarhus, the bill is paid and the question now is where to go next? The town has long been known for its culture and cosy atmosphere, so you could choose to go to an art exhibition, a live concert or to get something to drink. If you want a bit more action, you could...

    Useful information

    Visitor information about Aarhus is easy to find, as this small, charming city is not only filled with character, but it's eminently accessible, offering everything you need within easy reach. You can find the InfoBike in front of the Aarhus train station or head for the city centre at Store Torv to grab practical information and inspiration during the high season. Aarhus is easy to navigate with free light rail... Read more

    • Aarhus Travel Essentials

      Our Aarhus Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Denmark. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need...

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