Aarhus

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Aarhus which includes outdoor art, street scenes and night scenes

Founded by Vikings and fueled by creativity of its young population, Denmark’s second largest city is perfect for experiencing Jutland’s rich history and culture.

Denmark’s second largest city is a cosmopolitan blend of culture, creativity and small-town community spirit. Locals affectionately call it, “the world’s smallest big city.” It was founded by Vikings in the 10th century on the eastern coast of the Jutland Peninsula, the Danish and German land that juts north from mainland Europe into the North and Baltic seas.

Aarhus is a short bike ride from both sea and forest. This progressive city is a leader in renewable energy and efficiency, and is home to one of the best universities in Scandinavia. The high number of university students means Aarhus has the youngest population in Denmark, ensuring the city of just 300,000 stays young at heart and big on new ideas.

Culturally, the city is thriving, with a number of world-class galleries and museums located within its boundaries. Visit ARoS, a ten-story art museum featuring a vast permanent collection. See Danish art spanning more than four centuries and influential contemporary art from around the world. Many of Denmark’s best-known bands and musicians call the city home. On weekends Aarhus is a great place to catch a live show.

While the population may be young, the city itself has roots dating back more than a thousand years to the Viking Age. Discover the history of the city and the Jutland region at one of Aarhus’ many museums. Aarhus City Hall offers guided tours and is renowned for its daring architecture. Step back in time at Den Gamle By, the world’s first open-air museum of urban history and culture, or visit the Aarhus Cathedral to see a great example of 12th-century architecture.

Aarhus is served by an international airport but can also be reached on high-speed train and bus from many northern European cities. Once in town the city is easy to navigate. Rent a bike or use one of the free community bikes that are dispersed throughout the city. Cycling is the best way to get around any Danish city, since the infrastructure offers a safe and efficient journey. A metro and bus system also runs throughout Aarhus.

Where to stay in Aarhus

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus
4 out of 5
Thomas Jensens Alle 1, Aarhus
The price is £103 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Located in Aarhus C, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Musikhuset Aarhus and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Den Gamle By. ARoS and Aarhus City Hall are also within 5 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,095 reviews)
"It was well managed"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2021

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus
Scandic Aarhus City
Scandic Aarhus City
4 out of 5
Østergade 10, Aarhus
The price is £119 per night from 7 Jan to 7 Jan
Located in Aarhus C, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Aarhus City Hall and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Den Gamle By. Aarhus Art Building and Viking Museum are also ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (942 reviews)
"Amazing breakfast excellent service."

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2021

Scandic Aarhus City
Helnan Marselis Hotel
Helnan Marselis Hotel
4 out of 5
Strandvejen 25, Aarhus
The price is £114 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Nestled on the beach, this Aarhus C hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Marselisborg Palace, Marselisborg Marina and Tivoli Friheden. NRGi Park and Bruun's Galleri ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,438 reviews)
"Flott beliggenhet med nydelig utsikt. Flott swimingpool, steambath og sauna. Kjempegod frokost og så mye å velge i mellom."

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2021

Helnan Marselis Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Athome Apartments
Athome Apartments
3 out of 5
38 Hedeager, Aarhus
The price is £111 per night from 7 Jan to 7 Jan
Located in Aarhus North, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Aarhus University Hospital and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Den Gamle By. Skejby Football Golf ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (36 reviews)
Great apartments
"These are great and comfortable, new apartments, near to workplaces but not so close to shopping and entertainment. However the new tramline has a nearby station, so it is very easy to get into the city."

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2020

Athome Apartments
Amaliegade 10 B
Amaliegade 10 B
3.5 out of 5
10 Amaliegade 1.tv, Aarhus
The price is £172 per night from 14 Dec to 14 Dec
Located in Aarhus C, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Aarhus City Hall and 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Den Gamle By. Aarhus Art Building and Viking Museum are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
10 ud af 10 ⭐️
"Den fineste hyggeligste lejlighed i hjertet af Århus - alt er inden for gåafstand og det eneste du ærger dig over er hvor lidt tid du i virkeligheden opholder dig i lejligheden 🙏Mine varmeste anbefalinger og vil helt sikkert komme tilbage hertil."

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2021

Amaliegade 10 B
Hotel GUESTapart
Hotel GUESTapart
3.5 out of 5
Tueager 5, Aarhus
The price is £126 per night from 9 Dec to 9 Dec
Located in Aarhus North, this eco-friendly aparthotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Aarhus University Hospital and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Den Gamle By. Skejby Football ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (314 reviews)
"This was my second stay there and will continue to be my go to hotel in aarhus. It's wonderful for long stays with it's full kitchen ( 2 burner, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and all you need to cook with). The bathroom is very spacious, separate temperature control and a really nice two person ..."

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2021

Hotel GUESTapart
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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