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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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Useful information

Language

Danish

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

City Card

Downloadable map and city guide

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Port information

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: 20 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) Bollard strength: 150 t Info on tides: +/- 0,3 meters Learn more

Covid-19 Information

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in any of the 32 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)

3,45 DKK/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

2,50 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
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
Money exchange in port area
Free Wi-Fi in port
Destination collaboration/shore excursions
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Transport
City centre within 1 km from pier
Publicly regulated taxis
Bike rental including map or GPS
Hop on/hop off services in port area

Selected attractions

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

5 star museum. Visit “Your rainbow panorama” panorama on the roof, 150 metre panoramic path, 360º views of Aarhus.

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.

The Cathedral of Aarhus

Aarhus Cathedral, Romanesque style, 1201. Present Gothic style, app.1450- 1520. Magnificent altarpiece, font and frescos.

The Old Town Museum

Open air museum, more than 80 original buildings from all over Denmark, activities.

The Viking Museum

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

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.

The Church of our Lady

The monastery here was set up by Dominican monks and was first mentioned in 1246 but was probly established in 1227. The Church of Our Lady now occupies the south wing og the relatively well preserved monatery buildings.

Marselisborg Palace

Marselisborg Palace is the summer and Christmas residence of the Royal family. When the Royal family is in residence at the Palace, the Changing of the Guard by the Life Guard takes place at noon every day. The Palace grounds, including the Queen's rose garden, are open to the public when the Royal family is not in residence.

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.

Events

18 May 2023
17 Jun 2023
Volvo Ocean Race
Place:
Category: Other
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.
19 May 2023
21 May 2023
Classic Race Aarhus
Place:
Category: Other,Sports
Experience a historic drive through decades in Aarhus with approximately 300 historical vehicles from Denmark and abroad.
12 Jun 2023
12 Jun 2023
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.
28 Jul 2023
29 Jul 2023
Moesgaard Viking Moot
Place:
Category: Other
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.

Varied Shore Excurions

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.

Contacts

VisitAarhus
Astrid Hundrup Rasmussen
Cruise Manager
ar@visitaarhus.com Phone +45 8731 5010 Mobile +45 4412 7576
VisitAarhus
DOKK1, Hack Kampmanns Plads 2,3,8, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
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