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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



Distance from pier to city center

Berth 10/12: 0,8 km
Berth 113/115: 0,8 km
Berth 129/131: 0,8 km
Berth 503 -507: 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.


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

Berth 129/131

Max LOA: 416 meters Max depth: 10 meters Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cruise berth Bollard strength: 45 t and 55 t Info on tides: +/- 0,5 meters Learn more
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Berth 10/12

Max LOA: 90 m.Max depth: 5,5 mType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cruise berth (the royal berth) Bollard strength: 45 t / 55 t Info on tides: +/- 0,5 meters Learn more

Berth 113/115

Max LOA: 160 metersMax depth: 7,8 metersType of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Cruise berth (general berth)Bollard strength: 45 t and 55 tInfo on tides: +/- 0,5 meters Learn more

Berth 503 - 507

Max LOA: 400 meters Max depth: 12,5 meters Type of berth (passenger, cargo, bulk traffic): Omni- Terminal Bollard strength: 45 t and 55 t Info on tides: +/- 0,5 meters Learn more

Port Fees

Harbour dues (Currency/GT)

3,00 DKK/GT

Passenger dues (Currency/PAX)

2,50 DKK/PAX

Services available for guests

Always available
Available in some cases
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Personal welcome
Musical welcome
Free local food samples
Gifts for passengers
Shopping & Attractions
Shops open on Sundays
Shops offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Museums offer flexible opening hours for cruise guests
Shops accept credit card payment with no lower limit
Destination has special offers for crew

International Seamen's Club offer free WI-FI And coffee. Crew will have free access to Hop on/off buses - Based on Availability

Free city maps
City Cards for sale
Independent guest reception and help
Local life and events with locals
Mailbox available
Signed route from pier to city centre and/or public transport
Tourist information (office or maps) in port area
Money exchange in port area
Free Wi-Fi in port
Destination collaboration
Local cruise network
Authorized guides
Education of tourism partners on the cruise guest
Possiblity for special arrangements and flexibility
Destination video available for Cruise Lines
City centre within 1 km from pier
Publicly regulated taxis
Bike rental including map or GPS
Hop on/hop off services in port area
Turnaround facilities
Scandic Hotel(s) in city
Cruise-ready hotels
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

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.


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.


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.


29 Aug 2019
6 Sep 2019
The Aarhus Festival
Place: Aarhus
Category: Food
Aarhus Festival is among the largest cultural events in Scandinavia and showcases both locals, national and international artists. Aarhus Festival is highly esteemed and recognized both in Denmark and abroad.
6 Sep 2019
8 Sep 2019
Food Festival
Place: Aarhus
Category: Food
Food Festival is a gathering point for everyone interested in food, a place where you will be entertained and challenged. The Food Festival gathers the best Danish and Nordic breeders, growers and chefs who aspire to create high quality food in balance with nature.

Varied Shore Excurions


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.
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.

Port Developments

Scope of Project: In early 2020 Aarhus expects to have facilities in place to handle both black and grey water from cruise ships on the main Cruise berth pier 129. Advantage for Cruise Lines: Once completed Cruise Lines will be able to comply with upcoming new rules for discharging black and gray waterEst. date of completion: Early 2020


Rasmus Svane
Cruise Manager +45 20 90 78 78
DOKK1, Hack Kampmanns Plads 2,3,8, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Port of Aarhus
Nicolai Krøyer
Chief Commercial Officer
Port of Aarhus
Morten Kusk
Account Manager + 45 20605276
Port of Aarhus
Vandvejen 7 DK-8000 Aarhus C