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 garden (free admission). When the blue-bloods are here, watch the changing of the guard at noon from a vantage point on the road. The palace is reached on bus 19.

The best way to check if the royals are in Aarhus is to ask around. Contact VisitAarhus, or check online for royal family activity (

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Aarhus attractions

1. Tivoli Friheden

0.68 MILES

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

2. 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…

3. 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…

4. Godsbanen

1.81 MILES

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,…

5. Dokk1

1.83 MILES

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…

6. Møllestien

1.99 MILES

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

7. Vikingemuseet

2.01 MILES

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…

8. Aarhus Domkirke

2.03 MILES

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…