Aarhus - Denmark's second city

Beautiful latin quarter, sustainable solutions and gastronomic delights

A vibrant mix of youthful energy and a living history is what makes Aarhus a city with an energetic beat. Ships dock close to the city where you will find international museums, shopping and gastronomic delights - all within easy walking distance. Stroll along the Aarhus River, the first river port when the city was originally founded 750 AD. Today it is bustling with restaurants and cafés distinguished by the use of excellent fresh products - from newly caught fish from the bay to local produce and delicacies.

Aarhus is a green city with focus on sustainable solutions. Go visit the old part of Aarhus where you will find Mejlgade - one of the oldest streets in the city and now converted to a bicycle street. This street and the surrounding Latin Quarter is bustling with cafés and gastronomic grills and is known for its hip urban environment.

Visit Marselisborg Palace, the summer residence of Queen Margrethe the second, just a bikeride from the city center and located beautifully close to the forest and the Marselisborg memorial park.

Trendy shops and snug cafés are everywhere, in fact Aarhus has been voted shopping city number one in Scandinavia. Danish design, trendsetting, fashion and quality are just some of the words describing shopping in Denmark’s second city.

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Aarhus Cathedral, The Old Town Museum & City Drive (2½-4 hours)

The Aarhus Cathedral, The Old Town Museum (Den Gamle By), the Aarhus Town Hall, the Botanical Garden, and the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum.

Historic Aarhus Walking Tour (2 hours)

Visit the Cathedral, view a model of Aarhus as it appeared in the 10th century at the Viking Museum. Stroll through the Latin Quarter and visit the Crypt Church of Our Lady.

Ebeltoft & Scenic Drive (4-5 hours)

Ebeltoft: cobblestone streets and half-timbered cottages, a popular place for weddings. Historic frigate ”Jylland”, drive along the outskirts of the moraines and rolling hills of Mols National Park.

Moesgaard Museum – face-to-face with ancestors (3 hours)

The new Moesgaard Museum tell Denmark’s history, from the Stone Age to the Early Middle Ages. Meet the Vikings who founded Aarhus and take a closer look at the 2000 years old bog man Grauballemanden.

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

ARoS is the main museum of Aarhus, and one of the largest art museums in Northen Europe. Take a walk in Your Rainbow Panorama with 360 degrees view of the city.