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The historic Danish city of Aarhus is brimming with a mix of youthful energy and ancient culture. With open air food markets, quaint café-lined side streets, lengthy bike trails to medieval castles, and the best shopping in Denmark, Aarhus will see you entertained from dusk ‘till dawn. Part of Denmark’s East Jutland area, Aarhus is a multi-dimensional coastal town with a plethora of sights, sounds, and lively, friendly inhabitants. A compact taste of Scandinavia in full, the quaint Aarhus isn’t called ‘the city of smiles for nothing’.

Things to see

No visit to Aarhus is complete without a tour of Den Gamle By, the city’s open air museum. The museum is designed to give visitors a grand scope of the city ‘through the ages’ with tour guides dressed in authentic costumes Stroll through the city as it would have looked in Hans Christian Andersen's 19th century days, the 1920s and 1970s. Located right next door are the Botanical Gardens, if you’re visiting in Spring/Summer there really is no better place to grab a coffee and people-watch for an hour or so. The ARoS museum is a mecca for those searching for spectacular views of the city. Take a walk around the rainbow rooftop to catch the cityscape in all its glory before returning to street level to absorb some of the finest and most innovative art in Northern Europe. For another taste of Nordic history, head to the Moesgard Prehistory Museum, where a treasure trove of Viking memorabilia is displayed. It’s a great, interactive place for kids and serves as a haven from the cold if you’re visiting in biting Scandinavian Winter.

Hotels in Aarhus

In a city as compact as this there is a range of accommodation to suit every need in the city’s center. Hotels in Aarhus vary from large international ones to niche experience inns and boarding houses. All accommodations will cater for the dramatic Danish season changes. Whether you want to cozy up at lodge on the waterfront or experience a glamorous, modern stay at one the city center’s futuristic hotels, Aarhus will find you the perfect place for you to rest and unwind.

Where to stay

Long ago the Vikings settled in Aarhus and their influence still reigns today. No more can this be seen than in the Central District, close to the main attractions of Den Gamle By, ARos Museum and, the Aarhus University. Within walking distance is the flourishing waterfront area, Vadestedet, which is bubbling with hip hangouts and places to stay up once the sun goes down. For a quieter stay the neighborhood of Mindeparken, to the south, has good links to local forests and hiking trails and will see you on the beach in minutes. Mindeparken, (or Memorial Park) is home to the Castle of Marselisborg and the statues of fallen Danes, especially beautiful in the snow. If a taste of local, bohemian culture is what you’re after then you can do no better than a stay in Hasle Aarhus West, located in the North-West of the city, the area is an epicenter of original artistic movements. The live music scene is huge in Aarhus and some of best hidden gems can be found tucked away in the bars in Hasle.

How to get to Aarhus

Aarhus Airport is 25 miles, and around 40 minutes from the city and transport to and from is simple to arrange. There are direct trains from the capital city Copenhagen, which take 2 hours and 30 minutes. Once you’re in the city, it’s well worth getting a bus or train pass as it’s the quickest and easiest way to get about.