Located on the east coast of the Jutland peninsula and the second largest city in Denmark, Aarhus which, although is gaining popularity every year with tourists, is still relatively unknown. This cultural hub has everything a tourist could ask for (with plenty to spare for a second visit!) along with great places for food and drink, beaches, picturesque hiking trails and world famous attractions nearby. So lets see why Aarhus should be scheduled into your future travel plans…
So how do i get there?
With a three hour drive from Germany or Sweden or a lesser drive for Danish tourists, Aarhus is easy to get to by car and just off the E45, is close to major road networks to be able to navigate to Aarhus with ease. Aarhus is also home to an international airport which has direct flights to over 30 countries internationally including the UK, Finland, Dubai, Spain and many more.. and with many of those being low-cost airlines, not only can you get here direct, you can get here at a very reasonable cost. Check out flights to Aarhus through our homepage HERE today.Embed from Getty Images
I’m here… what is there to see and do?
ixploring.com’s top 10 things to do in Aarhus…
- Visit Den Gamle By Museum – Den Gamle By, or The Old Town in English, is an open-air town museum located in the Aarhus Botanical Gardens, in central Aarhus, Denmark. Wikipedia
- Take a walk down Vadestedet – Take a walk down the canal that runs through the city, enjoy the views and the cafe’s, restaurants and bars that line the canal.
- Relax on the beaches of the Jutland peninsula – Enjoy Aarhus’s great beaches such as Ballehage Beach, Bellevue Beach and Moesgård Beach which are great for swimming and relaxing in the Summer months (or winter if you like the cold!).
- Hike through Marselisborg Forests – Marselisborg Forests, or simply Marselisborg Forest, is a 1,300 hectares forest to the south of Aarhus City in the Kingdom of Denmark. Many present day sources now includes the forest of Fløjstrup, as part of the Marselisborg Forests, upping the total area with another 200 hectares. Marselisborg Forests runs along the coastline of the Aarhus Bay in a hilly terrain with steep slopes and deep gullies, especially at the shoreline. There are many traces of prehistoric activities here and the landscape have been covered by woodlands for thousands of years. Wikipedia
- Visit ARoS Aarhus Art Museum – The ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum is an art museum in Aarhus, Denmark. The museum was established in 1859 and is the oldest public art museum in Denmark outside Copenhagen. Wikipedia
- Visit the vast amount of great bars and restaurants – Playing host to a world-class university, its population of 349,000 people and its steady flow of tourists year round, there is no wonder this city has a great nightlife for all ages. Give some of the bars a try while you are here and eat at some of the many independent restaurants Aarhus has to offer. Restaurant recommendations include KöD Aarhus and Raadhuus Kaffeen.
- Spend the afternoon at Tivoli Friheden – An amusement park with over 40 attractions and regularly hosts events and concerts throughout the year so this place can also be a fantastic night out. If you are nearby around Christmas, the whole park is transformed for the occasion and has stools for food, drinks and more… a great visit!
- Do an escape room – Escape rooms are becoming more and more popular and because of this, the rooms are becoming more difficult and realistic. While in Aarhus, visit Escape Factory Aarhus and complete one of their rooms.
- Walk around the city – With its abundance of architecture, sculptures, fountains, shops and cafe’s, spending the day walking around Aarhus is action packed, will keep you fit and give you a real taste of Danish life. Stop for lunch and grab some great buys and souvenirs from Bruun’s Gallery or Storcenter Nord, two of Aarhus’s main shopping malls.
- Visit Legoland – An hours drive by car or 2 hours by public transport away from Aarhus is Legoland, Billund. Legoland Billund Resort, the original Legoland park, opened on 7 June 1968 in Billund, Denmark. The park is located next to the original Lego factory and attracts many visitors each year, many whom stop at the Holiday village or Hotel Legoland onsite. So why not spend a night and day at the ‘original’ Legoland while on that amazing city break to Aarhus.
Activities in Aarhus
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So do we recommend Aarhus at ixploring.com?
With the modern city full of architecture, sculptures and shopping malls, the beaches for the summer months and the great vibes of the city caused by the bars, restaurants and people, at ixploring.com we definitely recommend Aarhus for a city break destination and predict, as Denmark’s second city, it will only get more and more popular over time. Remember… try the local cuisine, grab your city card and take that day trip to Billund and have yourself an action-packed city break and bring out the inner child in Legoland! Do we recommend a particular time of year? either in the summer to make the most of those beautiful Danish beaches and getting to enjoy the city in the sun or around Christmas time and enjoy the amazing festivities the town offers along with that trip to Tivoli!
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