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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The Ocean Race will come to Aarhus, Denmark during the spring of 2023, following a popular ‘Fly-By’ of the city during the final leg of the 2017-18 edition of the Race.
The success of the Fly-By, where the fleet raced into the inner harbour of Aarhus port and around a turning mark in front of tens of thousands of fans, cemented the popularity of The Ocean Race in Denmark and made Aarhus a natural choice as the first ever Danish Host City for the next race.
Vikings from all over the world meet at the Viking Moot to recreate the festive markets held in the early days of Aarhus. The market stalls offer a wealth of interesting articles, and craftsmen produce fine items of iron, wood, leather, silver, wool, amber, glass, willow, and many other materials.
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
Silkeborg & Vintage Train Ride
Vintage train to Silkeborg. Silkeborg
Museum: The Tollund Man, a bog
corpse, more than 2400 years old.
Himmelbjerget (Sky Mountain):
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.
Denmark's best known and most beloved amusement park amongst families. Here is plenty of action, speed and fun.
A visit to the main cultural sights
in Aarhus - ARoS, The Old Town
Museum, The Music Hall and Aarhus
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.
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.