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Aarhus

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With the describing slogan of being 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 making a visit to Aarhus a pleasant and uplifting experience.
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Do and see
The relatively large influx of young people and students from across the Nordic countries create a natural base for cultural activities, and there are countless cafés as well as clubs, cinemas, museums, amusement parks and various other venues of entertainment. Each year, the town hosts several festivals and concerts including Aarhus International Jazz Festival in July and Aarhus Festuge in September—the biggest themed festival in Scandinavia.
Tivoli Friheden
The city’s amusement park Tivoli Friheden offers a range of fun and exciting attractions in green surroundings for all ages. Bring some fresh food if you fancy barbecuing your own meal. The amusement park is open during the summer months only.
The Old Town
To travel back in time visit ‘Den Gamle By’ and experience on first-hand what life was like in Denmark 300 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.
Beaches
The three most popular beaches in Aarhus are Bellevue, Den Permanente and Moesgård Strand which are all very popular on hot summer days, but also fantastic for a nice walk with fresh air and beautiful sights. You can catch the bus to all three beaches.
ARoS
Aarhus’ Museum of Modern Art has a notable collection of Danish art with a wide range of international exhibitions. A five metre tall sculpture named ‘Boy’ has quickly become the museums landmark.
Moesgård Prehistoric Museum
Among many interesting objects, this museum also houses more than 2000-year-old Grauballe man. He was found so well kept that scientists even discovered that he had eaten porridge for breakfast on the day he was sacrificed.
Aarhus Domkirke
The city’s cathedral is the longest church in Denmark and houses several centuries old frescoes. You should not miss the baptismal font resting on the four Evangelists with their human bodies crowned with symbolic animal heads.
The Women’s Museum
This is one of Denmark’s most original museums. The Women’s Museum shows exhibitions on the aspects of the life of Danish women’s past and present.
Aarhus Rådhus - City Hall
Aarhus Rådhus is a functional city hall made by some of Denmark’s most famous architects and have incited admiration and antipathy since the day it was completed in 1941. You can wander around for free, but a guided tour, available in the summer months, is highly recommended.
Information
Aarhus Airport
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. Cars 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 your bus ticket at the Aarhus Bus Station.
Cycling
Cycling is a great way to get around Aarhus. More than 250 bikes are distributed around the city. For longer bike rides, you can rent bicycles from Cykelværkstedet:
Taxi
Taxis can be found across the city or ordered by phone. Prices get higher at night. Aarhus Taxa:
Post
Look for the red signs to find a post office or mailbox. Post Office at Storcenter Nord:
Pharmacy
You can easily find a pharmacy in Aarhus. Ask your hotel if you need help to find one. Aarhus Løve Apotek:
Telephone
Country code: +45 Area code: 86/87
Electricity
220V / 225V
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