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With the aptly chosen slogan of the world's "smallest big city", Aarhus is petite enough for one to be acquainted with the place in a short time, yet large enough to fill the days and nights with lively activities and events. The mixture of youthful optimism and creativity, together with the city's good old-fashioned cosiness, create a unique atmosphere, which will make your visit to Aarhus a pleasant and uplifting experience.

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Tivoli Friheden
Skovbrynet 1, Aarhus

The city’s amusement park Tivoli Friheden offers a range of fun and exciting attractions for all ages. Located outside the city centre, just a couple kilometres to its south, Tivoli Friheden enjoys a location amidst lush forest greenery. Please mind that opening hours may vary by week.

The Old Town Museum
Viborgvej 2, Aarhus

To travel back in time visit ‘Den Gamle By’ and experience first-hand what life was like in Denmark hundreds of years ago. The staff dressed in costumes can show you around this unique open-air museum of urban buildings collected and saved from demolition across the country.

Aarhus Street Food
Ny Banegårdsgade 46, Aarhus

The Aarhus Street Food space is the brand-new and, arguably, hippest addition to the Aarhus dining scene. With a collection of dozens of cafes and restaurants serving all kinds of world cuisines imaginable under one roof, the now refurbished former garage is an excellent place to go if you don't quite know what you're in the mood for.

Mejlgade 53, Aarhus

Gyngen offers good value, flavour-packed meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Food isn't the only one of the establishment's draws - Gyngen also plays host to various musical events and welcomes diners to evenings of live jazz, folk, rock, and other music genres (and happenings).

Bruun’s Galleri
M.P. Bruuns Gade 25, Aarhus

Just next to the main train station is Bruun’s Galleri, a new stylish shopping centre selling almost everything money can buy from sweets to art and from shoes to lamps. The on-site cinema plays movies in English, and the mall itself is directly connected to the central train station.

Søndergade 27, Aarhus

Along with Magasin, Salling’s is another department store, offering "all under one roof" shopping with ranges of articles for the entire family, such as fashionable clothing, shoes, perfumes and more. The store facade is beautifully lit up to resemble a wrapped Christmas gift come December.

Aarhus Airport
Aarhus Airport, Aarhus

Aarhus Airport is located 45 kilometres north of Aarhus, and a regular bus service takes passengers from the airport to Aarhus bus station in approximately 50 minutes. The bus schedule is according to flight times and you can buy your ticket on the bus. Taxis can also be found outside the main entrance. Car rental companies are represented at the airport, but pre-booking is advisable.

Public Transport

Aarhus city centre is compact and easy to cover by foot. For longer trips, the city’s bus network is extensive. Tickets can be purchased at the machine in the rear of the bus and last for two hours. An Aarhus Pass is well worth it if you are planning to do a lot of sightseeing in town and you can choose between 24 and 48 hours. You can buy all your tickets at the Aarhus Bus Station. A Dutch top-up transportation card ("rejsekort") works all across Denmark and is the most convenient option for longer stays. Cycling is a great way to get around Aarhus. More than 250 bikes are distributed around the city (April 1 - Oct 30) free of charge. For longer bike rides, you can rent bicycles from several providers in town.

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