Aarhus, Denmark

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About Aarhus

About Aarhus

Why Go on a Tour of Aarhus

If we were to make a list of places you must visit when in Denmark, Aarhus would come up high. Located on the peninsula's east coast, the city has a lot to show in terms of history, art, culture, and nature 'departments'.

So let's discuss what makes this place so great and why it should be on your Danish travel bucket list too. Firstly, the 'City of Smiles' is the second largest metropolis in Denmark, and some travelers even prefer it to the capital of Copenhagen.

One of the reasons for this could be the fantastic open-air museum 'Den Gamble By' which offers the chance to go back in time and feel like you are Danish, wandering through the cobbled streets of the old town and seeing the preserved architecture marvels from the 1550s.

And the best thing in this Aarhus, Denmark museum is that the staff also act accordingly to the manner of the specific historic era. No good Aarhus itinerary would be complete without a visit to the modern art museum ARoS, the oldest in the country (if we don't count Copenhagen).

The museum had received a finishing touch in 2010 when Olafur Eliasson created a skywalk on the top of the museum that allows visitors to walk in a rainbow while observing the city's panorama. By the way, don't get too scared when you enter the building as you will be met by a huge realistic sculpture of a boy.

In regards to specific events that take place in the city, one of the most quintessential happenings is the annual regatta race organized

by the Aarhus University. Students train all year round to compete in the spring boat race for their chance to win a unique prize, a golden bedpan. So be aware if you happen to be in town on the first Friday in May, there will be quite a few crowds! In a nutshell, there is more to be said about amazing Aarhus, but it's always best to experience it first-hand, so browse our Aarhus tour programs below and consider adding the city to your travel plans.

Top 3 Things to Do in Aarhus

  • Enjoy the promenade of the second largest city in Denmark
  • Stroll the historic streets of Aarhus old town, Den Gamle By
  • Taste delicious Frederikshoj in the culinary capital
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