Must-see attractions in Aarhus

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    ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum


    Inside the cubist, red-brick walls of Aarhus’ showpiece art museum are nine floors of sweeping curves, soaring spaces and white walls showcasing a…

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    Den Gamle By


    The Danes’ seemingly limitless enthusiasm for dressing up and re-creating history reaches its zenith at Den Gamle By. It’s an engaging, picturesque open…

  • Denmark, Jutland, Aarhus-Hojbjerg, Moesgard Museum, new exhibition buildling designed by Henning Larsen, exterior and roof

    Moesgaard Museum


    Don't miss the reinvented Moesgaard Museum, 10km south of the city, housed in a spectacularly designed, award-winning modern space. The star attraction is…

  • Aarhus skyline over Dokk1 library in the harbour, Denmark.



    Opened in 2015 as part of Aarhus' large-scale waterfront regeneration, Dokk1 is the kind of public space Danes excel at, and houses Scandinavia's largest…

  • Cathedral of Aarhus in Denmark

    Aarhus Domkirke


    With a lofty nave spanning nearly 100m in length, Aarhus Domkirke is Denmark’s longest church. The original Romanesque chapel at the eastern end dates…

  • Møllestien


    While you’re exploring the old part of town, be sure to wander along idyllic Møllestien, easily Aarhus’ prettiest street – all cobblestones, pastel…

  • Church of Our Lady (Vor Frue Kirke) 12th century chapel.

    Vor Frue Kirke


    Set back from Vestergade, the Church of Our Lady is like a Russian matryoshka (nesting doll), opening to reveal multiple layers. It was here that the…

  • Big Wheel

    Tivoli Friheden


    Neither as big nor as fabulous as Copenhagen’s major drawcard, Aarhus’ Tivoli is still a fun, wholesome family attraction, full of childhood favourites …

  • Moesgård


    The Moesgård area, 10km south of the city centre, is a must for the Moesgaard Museum, but the area's natural attractions warrant investigation, too. An…

  • Aarhus Rådhus


    Aarhus’ controversial town hall was co-designed by renowned architect Arne Jacobsen, a pioneer of Danish modernism, and completed in 1942. It’s clad in…

  • Marselisborg Palace & Park


    Marselisborg Palace is a summer home of the royal family, and when they’re not in residence the public can explore the English-style grounds and rose…

  • Aarhus Ø


    Aarhus' docklands is a new neighbourhood that's home to some head-turning residential developments – the brilliantly spiky Isberget (Iceberg) has won…

  • Kvindemuseet


    Denmark is a model for equality, but this hasn’t always been the case. In a fresh, engaging exhibition inside the old town hall, the Women's Museum charts…

  • Godsbanen


    The renovated Godsbanen freight yard is an alternative cultural hub for the city; it's home to theatre stages, workshops and cafes, and hosts exhibitions,…

  • Botanisk Have


    Behind Den Gamle By is the Botanical Garden, with its funky walk-through greenhouses (one housing a cafe) and recreated Jutland environments. Reach it…

  • Isberget


    The brilliantly spiky Isberget (Iceberg) residential apartment block has won architecture awards and lots of Instagram fans.

  • Besættelsesmuseet


    For those interested in the German occupation of Denmark during WWII, the small Occupation Museum is inside the building that the Germans once used to…

  • Vikingemuseet


    There’s more than the expected vaults in the basement of Nordea bank, a stone’s throw from the city's cathedral. In the mid-1960s this site was excavated…

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