When to Go

  • Aarhus holds year-round appeal. Its museums, cafes and boutiques entertain in all weather, but the city’s bars are in fact a little quieter in summer, when local universities and colleges enjoy a break (60,000 students call the city home).
  • There are year-round programs of theatre and concerts in the city's performing arts venues.
  • The summer months see a flurry of outdoor festivals celebrating music, the arts, food and more. The action moves indoors in the cooler months.
  • The lead-up to Christmas is an especially hyggelig (cosy) time, with markets, fairy lights, good cheer and great shopping opportunities. Den Gamle By has yule-themed events.