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Quietly Wonderful Aarhus awaits

Vibrant, Historic and Inviting

In the past years, there has been no end to the international praise of Aarhus. Denmark’s second largest city has been recognized as a must visit destination by several powerhouse publications such as Vogue, Lonely Planet, CNN, National Geographic and Momondo. In Aarhus you are met by a vibrant, easy-going and dynamic atmosphere. Home to just over 340,000 people and with a vibrant student population, Aarhus may be old at heart, but it is definitely young in spirit. Within walking distance, you will find world-class attractions and museums, an innovative and diverse gastronomic scene, charming shopping districts and with a location right by the sea, beaches and woods, nature is truly at your doorstep. With big events, internationally acclaimed festivals, historical and contemporary architecture as well as a myriad of wonderful experiences, Aarhus is the destination that has it all!!

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What you need to know

Language

In Aarhus, the mother tongue is Danish, which is closely related to both Swedish and Norwegian. In general, Danes speak English extremely well, and some even German, French, Spanish etc.

Distance from pier to city center


Berth 129/131: 0,8 km
Berth 503 : 3 km

Transportation to/from airport

40 km to Aarhus Airport, Tirstrup. Several daily flights to and from Copenhagen plus international services. Connecting buses to the airport from the main railway station.

Currency

Danish Kroner DKK

Transport to/from city center

800 m. 10 minutes’ walk. Taxies on pier. 5 minutes

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Distance to Tourist Information

Right on the pier.

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Important Port Matters

Berthing policy: First come, first served. Information available here

Cruise Berth 129/131

Max LOA: 320 m. Max depth: 10 m. Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cruise berth Fenders available (brand and type): YesBollard strength: 100 t Learn more
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Berth 503

Max LOA: 430 m Max depth: 12,5 meters Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Omni- Terminal (Bulk) Fenders available (brand and type): YesBollard strength: 150 t Learn more

Covid-19 Information

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in any of the 31 Cruise Baltic destinations. If the situation changes, this section will be updated with the necessary information regarding each port and destination.

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

3,75 DKK/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

2,77 DKK/PAX

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Pier
Personal welcome
Musical welcome and/or farewell
Free local food samples
Gifts for passengers
Shopping
Shops open on Sundays
Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Port
Independent guest reception and help
Local life and events with locals
Mailbox available
Signed walking route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
Tourist information
Free Wi-Fi in port
Free city maps
Destination collaboration/shore excursions
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
Transport
City centre within 1 km from pier
Publicly regulated taxis
Bike rental including map or GPS
Credit cards accepted in taxis
Turnaround facilities
Direct flights to USA
Airport less than one hour drive from port
Airport less than one hour drive from city centre
Free Wi-Fi in airport
Quarters for crew in port

Destination Highlights

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

2 Michelin Star Museum. Visit “Your rainbow panorama” panorama on the roof, 150 metre panoramic path, 360º views of Aarhus! Read more here

The Old Town Museum

3 Michelin Star Museum. Open air museum with more than 80 original buildings from all over Denmark, actors making the history living and fun for the whole family guranteed. Read more here

The Cathedral of Aarhus

Aarhus Cathedral, Romanesque style in 1201. Present Gothic style, approx. 1450-1520. Magnificent altarpiece, font and frescos. Tallest and longest church in Denmark. Read more here

Moesgaard Museum

At Moesgaard Museum you can see the history of Vikings, exhibitions, architecture and much more. Visit a perfectly unique world-class museum experience. Read more here

The Viking Museum

A peak of the Viking town of Aros, now Aarhus, founded 1200 years ago by Vikings. Read more here

Salling ROOFTOP

Enjoy the incredible view over Aarhus, at Salling ROOFTOP and get a class of wine or a cup of coffee at the cosy café. Read more here

The Church of our Lady

Built in 1060, the Crypt is the oldest ecclesiastical building in Aarhus, as well as being the oldest arched space in Scandinavia. Read more here

Marselisborg Palace

Marselisborg Palace is the Easter, Summer and Christmas residence of the Royal family. The Palace grounds, including the Queen's rose garden, are open to the public when the Royal family is not in residence. Read more here

The Infinite Bridge

Imagine a bridge on which you can walk and walk and walk, without ever reaching the end in the most breathtaking scenery. This is exactly what you get, when you visit the wooden pier and work of art called The Infinite Bridge. Read more here

Exciting extras

A Walk Along the Stream

The stream is lined by bustling cafés and restaurants.

The Latin Quarter

Old houses, on trend shops and tiny squares, all within easy reach.

Aarhus City Hall

Aarhus City Hall, designed by famed architect Arne Jacobsen, a modern, functionalistic building.

DOKK1

A new culture- and multimedia house. A Flexible and dynamic sanctuary for everyone.

Aarhus Ø

The new city quarter of Aarhus. An area full of vibrancy and activity. Architecture, canals and cafés.

What’s on right now in Aarhus?

3 May 2024
4 May 2024
SPOT Festival
Place:
Category: Music
At SPOT Festival you can discover the newest trends for Danish and Nordic music. The festival takes place at different venues in Aarhus where you can enjoy more than 200 concerts and events which includes concerts, music talks, films and a delicious food market.
6 Jun 2024
8 Jun 2024
Northside Festival
Place:
Category: Music
The NorthSide music festival is located within walking distance from the city center and there are always many activities along the way to NorthSide.
8 Jun 2024
8 Jun 2024
Bestseller Aarhus City Half Marathon
Place:
Category: Sports
Bestseller Aarhus City Half Marathon is an authentic half marathon that runs through Aarhus city which is completely shut down for traffic during the event.
13 Jul 2024
20 Jul 2024
Aarhus Jazz Festival
Place:
Category: Music
Aarhus Jazz Festival will raise the curtain on a varied offering of jazz bands big and small and orchestras playing all genres of jazz.

Excursions – on and off the beaten path

CLASSIC & POPULAR

Aarhus Cathedral, The Old Town Museum & City Drive
Aarhus Cathedral, The Old Town Museum, Aarhus City Hall, Botanical Garden, ARoS Art Museum.
Ebeltoft & Scenic Drive
Ebeltoft: Cobblestone streets and half-timbered cottages. Historic frigate “Jylland”. Beautiful drive through moraines and rolling hills of Mols National Park.
Silkeborg & Vintage Train Ride
Vintage train to Silkeborg. Silkeborg Museum: The Tollund Man, a bog corpse, more than 2400 years old. Himmelbjerget (Sky Mountain): Magnificent view.
Historic Aarhus Walking Tour
Visit the cathedral. View a model of 10th century Aarhus at the Viking Museum. Also: Latin Quarter, the Crypt Church of Our Lady.
LEGOLAND
Denmark's best known and most beloved amusement park amongst families. Here is plenty of action, speed and fun.
Modern Art
A visit to the main cultural sights in Aarhus - ARoS, The Old Town Museum, The Music Hall and Aarhus Theatre.
Clausholm Castle and Gammel Estrup
A tour of Gammel Estrup’s magnificent halls and rooms gives unique insight into 600 years of the grand life of the Danish aristocracy.
The History of the Vikings
Visit Moesgaard Museum, The past becomes alive and the people in the exhibits will step forward and provide the visitors with a better understanding of the past and how we arrived at where we are in the present. Visit the Viking Museum, in the heart of Aarhus, Three metres below the street surface you will find the stories about the Vikings of Aarhus and the lives they lived.
Food Walk
Go on a guided tour and explore the city while tasting it. The guides tell you stories about Aarhus and take you to various eateries where you can meet the owners and taste the local specialities.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch

VisitAarhus
Astrid Hundrup Rasmussen
Cruise Manager
ar@visitaarhus.com Phone +45 8731 5010 Mobile +45 4412 7576 44127576
VisitAarhus
Balticagade 19, 1., 8000 Aarhus C
Port of Aarhus
Morten Kusk
Commercial Manager
mok@portofaarhus.dk Phone +45 20 60 52 76
Port of Aarhus
Vandvejen 7 DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark